What a surprise!!! We celebrated the tenure of Luis, the Lab’s Head, as a family, with a warm celebration and acknowledgement of the effort from every single member of the group. The future awaits and in humanoid robotics and human-centered technologies, we are going to be making some news! Cheers!!
We are pleased to post the submission of our paper “A Framework for Planning and Controlling Non-Periodic Bipedal Locomotion” for journal publication. The draft paper describing the framework can be found by clicking below:
very fun day talking to attendants of the Texas Tribune Festival, discussing STEM at UT Austin, and showcasing our research on cloud to hardware funded by NASA and the Longhorn Innovation Fund for Technology.
The focus of CARL, the Cloud-Based Advanced Robotics Laboratory, is to conduct research with robots using web browsers on mobile devices. For that, we provide a number of visualization and control tools, but most importantly the ability to gather experimental data for research.
Bridget Owens uses the CARL web framework designed by our laboratory to conduct experiments using humanoid robots. CARL allows not only to control humanoid robots but also collect data for motion analysis. Former undergraduate student Travis Llado has created and advanced research platform. In this case, Rocky is used for studies in rough terrain manipulation and is funded by NASA Johnson Space Center.
Congratulations to NASA JSC for this great accomplishment. I am very happy to see the Valkyrie humanoids flourishing. I am also very proud of my lab to have helped design and build the actuators for this robot.
Is your summer vacation a little dull? Watch our recent talk to inspire your curiosity 😉 PhD student Donghyun Kim and Dr. Sentis, present a clear explanation on whole-body control and simple motion planning to stabilize bipeds with point feet. This presentation was delivered as part of Dynamic Walking 2015 in Columbus, Ohio.
We are pleased to announce ControlIt!, a new open-source software framework for Whole-Body Operational Space Control. It is offered with an LGPL v2.1 open source license. Installation and usage instructions are available here: ControlIt! Website.The draft paper describing the software framework can be found clicking below: