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News from IRIM | May 19th, 2021 Edition
Robotics  News

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The 2021 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2021) will take place from May 30 to June 5, 2021 in a hybrid format, including both on-site and virtual meetings.

ICRA 2021 has been designed to accommodate a traditional session structure for authors to present their papers at the scheduled time slots in sessions, for both virtual online and physical onsite sessions/presentations. This inventive 24 hour format allows for remote live Q&A participation from attendees.

The Program is speaker oriented  time-zone friendly, so please pay attention to the time zones of the sessions. The default time zone is GMT+01


ICRA 2021 Workshop and Tutorial Schedule and Information
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Special Workshop on “Cloud-Based Competitions and Benchmarks for Robotic Manipulation and Grasping”
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ICRA 2020 Video Rewind

Accompanying video for the paper: Zackory Erickson, Vamsee Gangaram, Ariel Kapusta, C. Karen Liu, and Charles C. Kemp, “Assistive Gym: A Physics Simulation Framework for Assistive Robotics”, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2020. .
ICRA 2020 Video Rewind

CAGE: Context-Aware Grasping Engine; Weiyu Liu, Angel Daruna, Sonia Chernova, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2020.
IRIM Faculty Affiliate Events

Current & Future Applications of BCIs
Christoph Guger | Co-Founder of Medical Engineering

Wednesday May 26, 2021 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Abstract: Research groups all over the world have been working enthusiastically on Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs), which provide a direct connection from the human brain to a computer. Dr. Guger will discuss how BCIs translate brain activity into control signals for numerous applications, including tools to help severely disabled users communicate and improve their quality of life. BCIs have been used to restore movement, assess cognitive functioning, map functions of the brain and provide communication and environmental control.

Access the Lecture at:

Updated COVID News & Guidance
  • Distancing: “Plans for summer semester, which began May 17, included social distancing. We will continue that practice inside classrooms to honor the schedules and classroom assignments that have already been set.”
  • Face coverings: “Individuals who are vaccinated do not have to wear a face covering. Individuals who are not vaccinated are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering while inside campus facilities.”
  • Testing: “We will continue surveillance testing throughout the summer.” [direct to times and locations:]
  • Vaccine: “Georgia Tech’s vaccine distribution clinic is still available on campus.” [direct them to page with info:]

Reminder: Lab Personnel Density Guidance
Georgia Tech is piloting a revised guideline to accommodate laboratories with lower personnel numbers and sufficient excess space in their laboratory. Read the revised guideline.

Weekly Testing Locations
If you live or work on campus, we strongly encourage you to get tested weekly, even if you aren’t experiencing Covid-19 symptoms. This is an essential part of protecting yourself and the Georgia Tech community. There are several options for getting tested, both on and off campus. See the current schedules and locations at this link.

UPDATED: Vaccine Distribution

Over the past months, Georgia Tech has been working closely with the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) to provide the Covid-19 vaccine for the campus community. Recently, the DPH expanded vaccine eligibility to include everyone ages 12 years and older.

Beginning this week, Georgia Tech is offering vaccination appointments to spouses, domestic partners, and dependent children ages 12 years and older of Georgia Tech faculty, staff and students.

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