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OHSU West Campus (formerly OGI), Paul Clayton Bldg rm 410

20000 Nw Walker Rd
Beaverton, OR 97006, US (map)

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  • Tuesday
    Oct 4 2011
    IEEE Oregon - RAS Design and Philosophy Highly Dynamic Robot Locomotion

    The members of the Dynamic Robotics Laboratory explore, design, and build robotic systems that move swiftly and can easily handle impacts and kinetic energy transfer. Examples include walking and running robots, force-controlled actuators for delicate tasks such as bomb defusing, lower- and upper-extremity powered prosthetic limbs, exoskeletons for military use or assisted mobility for disabled persons, or catching a ball in the air. Many of these tasks are difficult or impossible for traditional robots due to fundamental limitations of the hardware, such as motor inertia and torque limits. The dynamics of the mechanical system are an inseparable aspect of the behavior of a robot, and can be either a limitation or an asset; thus, our approach integrates the design of the hardware dynamics with the design of the active software controller. Novel actuator designs and mechanisms combined with complementary software controllers can lead to robots that are as dexterous and agile as humans.

    Speaker(s): Dr. Jonathan Hurst,

    Agenda: 6:00 Doors open 6:30 Pizza 7:00 Talk begins

    Location: Room: Room PC401
    Bldg: Paul Clayton Building 20000 NW Walker Rd, Beaverton 97006

  • Tuesday
    Jan 18 2011
    IEEE Oregon Robotics - Moving SLAM algorithm from the laboratory to the commercial world

    Co-sponsored by: OHSU Department of Biomedical Engineering

    In the last two years, the robotic research community seems to consider that 2D laser-based SLAM is a solved problem. I will not contradict the fact that 2D laser SLAM has reached a maturity that has allowed it to break out of the lab into commercial applications. In this presentation, I will present my experience testing our SLAM algorithm on commercial projects or how our clients are pushing the limit of our algorithms. For example, we had never mapped building over 1 million square feet or all seven floors of the same buildings.

    Speaker(s): Dr. Regis Vincent, Software Commercialization team at SRI International, Palo Alto, CA

    Location: Room: PC401 Bldg: Paul Clayton Building 20000 NW Walker Rd Beverton Beaverton 97006

  • Wednesday
    Jun 9 2010
    IEEE Oregon RAS - Enabling Autonomous and Industrial Robots with NI LabVIEW Robotics

    Enabling Autonomous and Industrial Robots with NI LabVIEW Robotics Christoph Wimmer, National Instruments

    Wednesday June 9th, 2010 - 7-9pm

    Joint meeting of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society - Portland Chapter OHSU Division of Biomedical Engineering

    Paul Clayton Building, room PC-410 20000 NW Walker Rd Beaverton, OR 97006


    From autonomous farming vehicles to medical mobile systems, NI LabVIEW Robotics provides a standard hardware and software development platform for designing robotic control system. The LabVIEW Robotics Module plugs into the LabVIEW development environment and delivers an extensive robotics library with built-in connectivity to robotic sensors and actuators, foundational algorithms for intelligent operation and robust perception, and motion functions for making robots or vehicles move. The NI LabVIEW graphical programming language makes it easy to program complex robotics applications by providing a high level of abstraction for sensor communication, obstacle avoidance, path planning, kinematics, steering, and more.


    Christoph Wimmer, the National Instruments embedded business development manager for Washington, Oregon, and California. Christoph joined NI in 1998 after graduating from Graz University of Technology in Austria with a master’s degree in electrical engineering.

    Speaker(s): Christoph Wimmer, ,

    Agenda: Meeting 7:00-9:00 pm

    Location: Room: PC-410 Bldg: Paul Clayton Building OHSU Division of Biomedical Engineering 20000 NW Walker Rd Beaverton 97006