Human-Robot Teaming in Aircraft Maintenance. Credit: Lufthansa Technik AG

Seminar Series

The Wisconsin Robotics Seminar Series (WRSS) is a monthly event hosted by Prof. Bilge Mutlu from the department of computer science at UW-Madison as part of the NASA University Leadership Initiative funded project “Effective Human-Robot Teaming to Advance Aviation Manufacturing”. The presentations and discussions are aimed to highlight challenges and interesting research across a range of topics in robotics. Anyone is welcome to join!


The seminar is hosted on the first Wednesday of every month at 1pm CT for one hour. The format is a 45 minute talk followed by a 15 minute discussion.


The seminar is live-streamed on zoom. You can join our email subscription list to hear about upcoming talks and get the streaming link. Previous talks are available here.


We are interested in having a wide range of speakers. If you might be interested in giving a talk, please email Mike Hagenow (mhagenow[at] and Nitzan Orr (nitzan[at] with subject ‘[Seminar Series]’.

Upcoming Talks

  • Past Talks (All recordings here)

    • April 5, 2023: Dr. Yash Chitalia (recording)
    • March 1, 2023: Dr. Melkior Ornik (recording)
    • February 8, 2023: Dr. Andrea Bajcsy (recording)
    • December 7, 2022: Dr. Boyi Hu (recording)
    • November 2, 2022: Dr. Marynel Vázquez (recording)
    • October 5, 2022: Dr. Kris Hauser (recording)
    • May 6, 2022: Dr. Blake Hannaford (recording)
    • April 1, 2022: Dr. Jeremy Marvel
    • February 4, 2022: Dr. Freek Stulp
    • December 3, 2021: Dr. Arash Ajoudani
    • November 5, 2021: Dr. Tom Williams (recording)
    • October 1, 2021: Dr. Josiah Hanna (recording)
    • June 2, 2021: Dr. Bradley Hayes (recording)
    • May 5, 2021: Dr. Sylvain Calinon (recording)
    • April 7, 2021: Dr. Santosh Devasia
    • March 3, 2021: Dr. S.K. Gupta