​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ABC Robotics – Agricultural, Biological and Cognitive Robotics Monthly Seminars

Last Monday of the month
 Alon Building 37 room 202​ | 10:10-11:00

Spring s​​emester 20​22

March 28
Time:  10:10-11:00
​Will be given on Zoom

Thinking inside of the box – Exploring Research methods in HRI during a Global Pandemic
Shanee Honig, PhD students in the Department of Industrial Engineering & Management
Between Fear and Trust: Factors Influencing Older Adults' Evaluation of Socially Assistive Robots 
Oded Zafrani, PhD students in the Department of Industrial Engineering & Management

April 25

Seminar time: 10:10 - 11:00
Location:  Alon Building 37, Room 202

Adversarial Robotics: From Teamwork to Swarms
Prof. Noa Agmon, Department of Computer Science, Bar-Ilan University


May 9

Speaker: Prof. Hod Lipson, Engineering & Data Science Columbia University, New York
Automating discovery: From cognitive robotics to particle physics 
Seminar time: 10:10 - 11:00
Location:  Alon Building 37, Room 202​


May 11-12 

Creative Collaborations 2: Art, Design and HRI Conference

The conference is a collaborative project between the Department of Arts (Nea Ehrlich), and the Department of Industrial Engineering & Management (Tal Oron-Gilad, Yael Edan) at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and the graduate program in Industrial Design at Bezalel Academy for Arts and Design, Jerusalem.​

May 11:  15:00-18:30, W. A. Minkoff Senate Hall Building #71
May 12:  9:30-17:30, National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev Building #41

Registration is mandatory » Full Program


May 16

Speaker: Prof. Susanne Boll, Department of Computing Science, University of Oldenburg, Germany
Humans, vehicles, and AI - tensions and opportunities​
Seminar time: 10:10 - 11:00
Location:  Alon Building 37, Room 202


​May 30

Speaker: Prof. Lars Oddson, College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota
A Wearable Sensory Prosthesis Improves Balance and Gait Function in Patients with Peripheral Neuropathy​
Seminar time: 16:10 - 17:00
Location:  Zoom​

June​​​ 27

​Speaker 1: Michal Rottem-Hovev, Yazamut 360, BGU
‘THE LAB’ Experience

​Speaker 2: ​Shimon Regev, Ph.D. student, Mechanical Engineering ​, BGU
Optimal Solutions with Multi-objective Considerations in a Non-cooperative Multi-agent Environment

Seminar time: 10:10-11:00
Location: Alon Building 37, room 202

Fall ​s​​emester 20​21/22​

February 28, 2022
on zoom
The recording of the seminar will be available upon request to ABC researchers and students only

Social Robots in Education: Promoting 21st Century Skills ​
Dr. Goren Gordon, head of the Curiosity Lab in Tel-Aviv University

Abstract ​

January 31, 2022
on zoo​m
The recording​ of the seminar will be available upon request to ABC researchers and students only

Hyper Redundant articulated robot for NDT of closed complex structures 
Shmulik Edelman, PhD student, Department of Mechanical Engineering  

Human Preferences for Robot Eye Gaze in Human-to-Robot Handovers  
Tair Sela, MSc. student, Department of Industrial Engineering & Management ​


December 27, 2021

Upcoming EU Calls
Guest Speaker: David Spivak, Coordinator for Research Funding Opportunities at the Research & Development Authority, BGU

📢​ ​Please note one-time change in location:
Nano Building 51, room 015
Time: 10:10-11:00

Seminar is intended for researchers only

November 29, 2021

Development of novel robotic platforms for mechanical stress induction, and their effects on plant morphology, elements, and metabolism ​
Speaker: Dr. Polina Kurtser, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Mobile Robots and Olfocation (MRO) Lab
at the Centre for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems, Örebro University, Sweden​ 

October 25 , 202​​1​

ABC Robotics Scholars Abstract

The roads to walking stability
 Yogev Koren, PhD student - Department of Physical Therapy

Judging a socially assistive robot (SAR) by its cover:
The effect of SARs’ visual qualities on users’ perceptions and attitude
Ela Liberman Pincu, PhD student - Department of Industrial Engineering & Management