Manipulation and Grasping

Robotic grasping has been studied for more than 30 years as it is an essential skill for both industrial and service robots. Most grasp generation methods rely on known objects and a static environment with no clutter, assumptions which are not applicable in more dynamic environments such as homes. In these environments robots need to […]

Human-Robot Interaction

Service and collaborative robots are becoming more common in dynamic human inhabited environments. Robots have potentially a wide range of capabilities, making them the perfect candidates for the role of general assistive devices. To be fully effective, robots must adapt to their end users’ needs. Users, however, may lack the technical skills to properly instruct […]

Robot Control

Robotic tasks in real-world applications generally involve uncertain, stochastic and dynamic environments. Pre-programming based solutions either do not work or give unsatisfactory results in such environments. This requires to generate cautious control strategies that provide optimum actions to perform the desired task while considering the effects of the uncertainties in the environment. Robot control aims […]