What does it take to cook a meal with a humanoid robot? Students Steve Han, Mingyo Seo, Hye-Young Chung, Kyutae Sim, Yifan Xu, Yuke Zhu, Seung Hyeon Bang and Carlos Gonzalez, myself and Prof. Yuke Zhu team up to explore this question as well as how we work together as a team from a Team Science perspective.
End of the Semester Goodbye
Gray Thomas Becomes Assistant Professor at Texas A&M
We are very pleased to hear that our former PhD student will become assistant professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Texas A&M starting next Fall. Huge congratulations Gray!
His most notable work in the lab was to design a computational framework for strength augmentation of lower body exoskeletons and deploy it in the SAGIT 5 exoskeleton system.
Balancing with Whole-Body Impulse Control
Seung Hyeon and Carlos explore more precise whole-body control capabilities using Whole-Body Impulse Control which combines Inverse Kinematic and Inverse Dynamic controllers:
Data collection using the DRACO3 humanoid robot
Graduate and undergraduate students perform teleoperate tasks to collect data for imitation learning using our DRACO3 humanoid robot.
HCRL Student Kyle Morgenstein Presenting at ACM/IEEE HRI in Stockholm
Kyle had a great time presented his workshop paper on “Learning Contact-based Navigation in Crowds” at the 2nd Workshop on Human-Interactive Robot Learning (HIRL 2023) at the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction.
New IEEE-RAS Humanoids 2023 Conference Website
Friends and colleagues. The IEEE-RAS Humanoids 2023 website is up and running! It will be held in Austin, USA on December 12-14. Note that the paper deadline is July 1st. We look forward to sharing this experience with academics and industry within the field of humanoids and human-centered robots. Additional details on the particular topics for the conference will be posted soon.
Click on the image to be directed to the Humanoids 2023 Website.
HCRL Spin-Off Focuses on Robots for Dull, Dirty and Dangerous Tasks
Three Papers Accepted to ICRA 2023 in London
News Coverage on New NSF Grant
Our new NSF Growing Convergent Research project focusing on Community Embedded Robotics had several spotlights on the news this month, e.g.
Click here for a link to USA Today’s news coverage
See below for video coverage from KVUE: