Magic 2021

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September 21-23, 2021
Held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison


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Track 1: Machine-Ground interaction (MaGIC), AV/Robotics Simulation with Dan Negrut

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Time Speaker
8:00am-8:15am Dan Negrut, University of Wisconsin-Madison: Welcome Remarks
8:15am-8:40am Ole Balling, Aarhus University, Denmark: “Autonomous Vehicle Assessment based on Unity modeling of the FedAlpha”
8:40am-9:05am Jidong Zhao, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology: “Multiscale Modeling of Large Deformation in Geomechanics”
9:05am-9:30am Eric Nutt, Mandli Communication: “Impact of Innovations in Lidar Sensing on Autonomous Vehicles”
9:30am-10:20am Track KeynoteDavid Gorisch, US Army GVSC
10:20am-10:45am John McPhee, University of Waterloo, Canada: “Vehicle System Dynamics and Model-based Control”
10:45am-11:10am Jozsef Kovecses, McGill University, Canada: “Terramechanics”
11:10am-11:35am Kenichi Soga, UC-Berkeley: “Geomechanics”
11:35am-12:15pm Lunch Break
12:15pm-1:00pm Forum KeynoteKaren E Willcox, University of Texas-Austin
1:00pm-1:15pm Break
1:15pm-2:00pm Forum KeynoteGeorge Karniadakis, Brown University
2:00pm-2:10pm Break
2:10pm-2:35pm Karen Liu, Stanford: “The Role of Physics Simulation in Robotics”
2:35pm-3:00pm Jody Priddy, US Army ERDC
3:00pm-5:00pm Poster Session

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

8:00am-8:15am Dan Negrut, University of Wisconsin-Madison: Welcome Remarks
8:15am-8:40am Cecily Sunday, Institut Superieur de l’Aeronautique: “Landing, Sinking and Rolling on Phobos”
8:40am-9:05am Bonaventura Tagliafierro, University of Salerno, Italy: “Coupling DualSPHysics & Chrono: New Framework for Fluid-Solid and Fluid-Structure Interaction”
9:05am-9:30am Mustafa Alsaleh, Caterpillar: “Overview of Virtual Product Development at Caterpillar”
9:30am-9:55am Han-Pang Chiu, SRI International: “Semantically-Aware Robot Autonomy”
9:55am-10:20am Chris Johnson, UW-Madison: “Robot-in-the-Loop Simulation for Training and Testing Unmanned Vehicle Autonomy and Perception 
10:20am-10:45am Chen Li, Johns Hopkins University: “Locomotor Transitions in Complex 3D Terrain”
10:45am-11:10am Danny Kaufman: “Simulating Elasticity and Contact with Guarantees”
11:10am-11:35am Hayder Radha, Michigan State University: ‘Multi-modal Sensor Fusion and Robust Perception for Autonomous Vehicles”
11:35am-12:15pm Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos, Carnegie Mellon University : “High-Performance Robotic Mobility Systems”
12:15pm-1:00pm Lunch Break
12:15pm-1:00pm Forum Keynote: Lee Redden, Blue River Technology (Keynote)
1:00pm-1:15pm Break
1:15pm-2:00pm Forum KeynoteLaura Albert, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2:00pm-2:10pm Break
2:10pm-2:35pm Jose Andrade, Cal Tech: “Physics-Based and Data-Driven Models for Machine-Ground Interaction”
2:35pm-3:00pm German Ros, Carla: “The CARLA Autonomous Driving Leaderboard”
3:00pm-3:25pm Heinrich Jaeger, University of Chicago: “Soft Robotics with Granular Material”

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Time Speaker
8:00am-8:25am Dan Negrut, UW-Madison (SBEL): Overview of Research Thrusts in the Simulation-Based Engineering Lab
8:25am-8:50am Wei Hu, UW-Madison (SBEL): “SPH for terramechanics: from single wheel to VIPER and Curiosity simulations”
8:50am-9:15am Chris Schwarz, National Advanced Driving Simulator, University of Iowa: “Connected Simulation at the National Advanced Driving Simulator”
9:15am-9:40am Mike Taylor, UW-Madison (SBEL): “ANCF Developments in Chrono”
9:40am-10:05am Aaron Young: “Overview of Wisconsin Autonomous project, a team effort undertaken by the UW-Madison undergraduate students”
10:05am-10:30am Luning Fang & RouChun Zhang, UW-Madison (SBEL): “C::GPU – DEM at SBEL: current state of affairs and a look ahead”
10:30am-10:45am  Dan Negrut: Closing Remarks