Robots



Today's robots are high-precision engines that work perfectly behind a fence. But, so far, any humanoid robot looks clumsy in a kitchen. I am interested in controlling robots in unstructured environments.

Robots from prior work at USC and the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences are listed below.



Tendon-driven mechanical finger at the Brain Body Dynamics Lab, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. This finger served to test drive strategies for the tendon-driven control of human cadaver fingers (see publications).




Sarcos Slave robot arm at the Computational Learning and Motor Control Lab, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. We used this robot arm to demonstrate movement generalization and obstacle avoidance using dynamic equations for motion generation (see publications).




Robot arm from amtec robotics (Germany) at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Munich. We used this robot to study visuomotor associations (see publications).




Mobile robot from ActivMedia Robotics (USA) used at the Max Planck Institute to study perception through sensorimotor anticipation (see publications).