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Congratulations to Rachel for this featured article on NASA’s website!

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Productive Paper Submissions

The HCRL has been quite productive with submission of the papers below. Congratulations to all the HCRL researchers! R. Schlossman, G.C. Thomas, L. Sentis, Toward Exploiting the Natural Dynamics of Series Elastic Robots by Actuator-Centric Sequential Linear Programming, Submitted on September 2017 D.H. Kim, J.

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Steven’s summer project with NASA JSC, IHMC and U. Michigan on Intuitive Whole-Body Control of Valkyrie!

This video summarizes the deployment of applications on Valkyrie performed by Steven Jens Jorgensen from the U. of Texas at Austin and other researchers at NASA, IHMC, and U. Michigan. Given desired end-effector poses, a nonlinear optimization routine is used

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Congrats to Students for Best Manipulation Paper Award

Congratulations to Prashant Rao from the ReNeu Lab, Gray Thomas from the Human Centered Robotics Lab, and ReNeu’s Lab PI Ashish Deshpande, for winning the IEEE ICRA 2017 Best Robotic Manipulation Paper Award!

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Workshop Talk IEEE ICRA 2017

Gray, Donghyun and Luis had a blast talking about our new lab’s pet topic “Uncertainty in Human-Centered Robots” #icra2017 #singapore #marinabaysands Abstract: Uncertainty permeates in all control approaches and significantly complicates controller design. This is specially true for human-centered robots which

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Kenan Isik Defends his PhD. Congratulations!

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Welcome Toyota HSR Platform Unit #38

Look at our new robotic companion, the Toyota HSR. Fun times ahead for #RoboCup2017 #UTAustin.  

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RoboCup@Home 2017 – Here we Come

https://steveminq.wixsite.com/robocup-hcrl/media

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Snapshot XPRIZE POPSCI Interview at SXSW Cognitive Robots

PI, Luis Sentis gave a 45 minutes interview during SXSW discussing cognitive computational control and human-centered robotics. Here is a preview snapshot. The full interview will be aired later in the year by XPRIZE.

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RoboCup@Home 2017 Semi-Autonomous Grocery Organization

Qualification Material for RoboCup@Home 2017: Semi-autonomous grocery organization using the Dreamer compliant humanoid robot with whole-body control. Speech recognition and synthesis enabled. Participants: Kwan Suk Kim, Jaemin Lee, Minkyu Kim, Steve Jorgensen, Luis Sentis

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HCRLers talk at SXSW 2017

Title: A Developer’s Primer for Coding Human Behavior in Bots Abstract: This session demonstrated ways to model human-robot interaction (HRI) using a practical coding scenario. We explored how to program a humanoid robot head that manages its eye contact to maximize

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Cognitive Study on Gaze Interactions

People Talking to Dreamer arXiv Paper Link

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IEEE ARSO 2017 Speaker Line Up

We are very pleased to have an all star line up of keynote speakers for the IEEE International Workshop of Advanced Robotics and its Social Impact in Austin, during March 8-10, 2017: (1) Ruzena Bajcsy, Director Emerita of Citrus at the University

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IEEE-RAS International Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts

The HCRL is very pleased to announce the 2nd call for submissions, due on October 7th, for the IEEE International Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts. ARSO is a single track workshop with top scientific and social papers gathering an eclectic mix

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New PhD Dissertation on Non-Periodic Dynamic Locomotion

Dissertation-Ye-Zhao  

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Ye Zhao Defends his PhD

Congratulations to Ye for successfully defending his PhD! Some of his contributions include formalizing non-periodic locomotion gait planning, using formal methods to maneuver in dynamically changing environments, and studying distributed realtime control architectures.

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