MaGIC 2022

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September 20-21, 2022
Held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison


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Track 1:  “Machine-Ground Interaction in Robotics & Autonomous Vehicles” with  Dan Negrut & Radu Serban

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Time Session
8:00am-8:15am Dan Negrut, University of Wisconsin-Madison: Introductory remarks, event logistics
8:15am-8:40am Marcel Offermans: “The structure and performance of a racing video game: rFactor 2”
8:40am-9:05am Wai Ching Sun, Columbia University: “Deep geometric prior for modeling granular solids”
9:05am-9:30am Iván Martínez-Estévez, University of Virgo: “Coupling of DualSPHysics with Project Chrono”
9:30am-9:55am Junmin Wang, University of Texas at Austin: “Efficient, Safe, and Trusted Vehicle Automation”
9:55am-10:20am Georgios Fourtakas, University of Manchester: “SPH scouring and sediment transport”
10:20am-10:45am Ken Kamrin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: “Three-Dimensional Resistive Force Theory in Granular Media”
10:45am-11:35am Chen Li, Johns Hopkins University: “Alternative Ground Robots to Traverse Sandy and Rocky Extraterrestrial Terrain”
11:35am-12:15pm Lunch Break
12:15pm-1:00pm Dieter Fox, University of Washington: “Advances in Robotics and Autonomy” (Keynote)
1:00pm-1:15pm Break
1:15pm-2:00pm Pascal Van Hentenryck, Georgia Tech: “Fusing AI and Optimization for Engineering” (Keynote)
2:00pm-2:30pm Break
2:30pm-2:55pm Pierangelo Masarati, Polytechnic University of Milan: “Pilot-vehicle interaction from a multibody dynamics and experimental perspective”
2:55pm-3:20pm Wei Hu, University of Wisconsin-Madison: “Off-road mobility simulation via continuum representation of terrain”
3:20pm-3:45pm Jack Collins, Oxford University: “Simulations for Evolutionary Robotics and the Curse of the Reality Gap”
3:45pm-4:10pm Fabio Ramos, University of Sidney: “Bayesian Inference for Simulators: Reducing the Reality Gap by Modeling Uncertainty”
4:10pm-4:35pm Arno Rogg, NASA: “Overview of technical challenges related to VIPER’s 2023 Lunar mission”
4:35pm-5:00pm Gavriel State, NVIDIA: “Simulation for virtual design”

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Time Session
8:00am-8:15am Dan Negrut, University of Wisconsin-Madison: “Introductory remarks, event logistics”
8:15am-8:40am Peter Chien, SmartUQ: “Uncertainty quantification”
8:40am-9:05am Denis Zorin, New York University: “Computational geometry, friction and contact, nonlinear FEA”
9:05am-9:30am Xiangru Xu, University of Wisconsin-Madison: “Optimization-based Safety-critical Control of Dynamic Systems”
9:30am-9:55am John Lee, University of Wisconsin-Madison: “Human-automation interaction, trust, driver modeling”
9:55am-10:20am Eric Anderson, John Deere: “Simulation Infrastructure Perspectives for Dynamic Systems Modeling”
10:20am-10:45am Asher Elmquist, University of Wisconsin-Madison: “Sensor modeling, and sensor simulation in Chrono”
10:45am-11:35am Nate Koenig, Open Robotics: “What’s new in Gazebo”
11:35am-12:15pm Lunch Break
12:15pm-1:00pm Anna Stefanopoulou, University of Michigan: “Battery Engineering For Vehicle Electrification” (Keynote)
1:00pm-1:15pm Break
1:15pm-2:00pm Somnath Ghosh, John Hopkins University: “Data-driven Bayesian model-based prediction of fatigue crack nucleation in Ni-based superalloys” (Keynote)
2:00pm-2:30pm Break
2:30pm-2:55pm Hiroyuki Sugiyama, University of Iowa: “Modeling and Computational Challenges in High-Fidelity Off-Road Mobility Simulations”
2:55pm-3:20pm Daniel Carruth, Mississippi State University: “Autonomy for off-road mobility”
3:20pm-3:45pm Hank Yang, Harvard University: “Certifiable robot geometric perception”
3:45pm-4:10pm Aaron Young, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: “Autonomy research testbed and simulation toolkit”
4:10pm-4:35pm Venkat Krovi, Clemson University: “Autonomous vehicle projects at Clemson University”
4:35pm-5:00pm Dan Negrut, University of Wisconsin-Madison: Event Wrap-up