Beyond Robot Grasping - Modern Approaches for Dynamic Manipulation

The field of robot grasping and manipulation is reaching an important milestone. In recent years, we have seen various robots that can reliably perform basic grasps on unknown objects in unstructured environments. However, these robots are still far away from being capable of human-level manipulation skills such as in-hand or bimanual manipulations of objects, interactions with non-rigid objects, and multi-object tasks such as stacking and tool-usage. As such advanced manipulations involve interacting with uncertain real-world environments, they pose major problems for current approaches and traditional methods that depend on accurate models of the robot and its surrounding.

Event dates: 12th of October, 2012

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