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PhD Proposal by Hanqing Zhu

Hanqing Zhu
(Advisor: Prof. Eric Feron)

will propose a doctoral thesis entitled,

A SYSTEMS ENGINEERING APPROACH TO THE DESIGN AND EDUCATION OF A ROBOTIC BABY

On

Wednesday, April 21 at 11:00 a.m.
https://bluejeans.com/408068963

 

Abstract
In this thesis proposal, a novel robotic architecture, Baby, for robotic babies is proposed with a systems engineering design approach. A robotic baby is an autonomous learning system with minimal structures at the beginning of its life, aiming to gradually learn languages and actions from interactions with human parents and the world. A systems engineering design approach ensures the proper high-level requirement definition, subsystem implementation and system-level integration and validation. Throughout the proposal, the philosophy and the reasoning behind a robotic baby with a systems engineering design approach is discussed. With the architecture, system verification and validation are conducted, which show convincing language skills in parsing, similar to observed human cognitive behaviors. A proof-of-concept demonstration involving an integration with a 3D printer is also presented. With preliminary results, the roadmap for further development and the positioning of the robotic architecture are presented.

Committee

  • Prof. Eric Feron – School of Aerospace Engineering (advisor)
  • Prof. Dimitri Mavris – School of Aerospace Engineering
  • Prof. Joseph Saleh – School of Aerospace Engineering
  • Prof. Kyriakos Vamvoudakis – School of Aerospace Engineering
  • Dr. Jerome Hugues – Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Dr. Emmanuel Roche – Teragram Corporation

 

Event Details

Date/Time:

  • Wednesday, April 21, 2021
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Atlanta, GA; REMOTE

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