Soft Sensing and Simulation
A critical component of object manipulation in the world, both on land and underwater, is the grasp. Uncertainty about an object’s shape, pose and dynamics, as well as uncertainty about your robot’s kinematics and dynamics makes executing robust, consistent and non-destructive grasps difficult. At Toyota Research Institute, we are focusing heavily on compliance, tactile sensing and modeling as strategies for ensuring robust robotic grasping. This talk will focus on the speaker’s past and current work in manipulation and soft sensing, as well as potential applications in marine robotics.