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GRASP on Robotics: Jing Xiao, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, “Perception-Action Synergy in Uncertain Environments”
April 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
This event was held live, in person, in Wu and Chen, and livestreamed via Zoom…
Many robotic applications require a robot to operate in an environment with unknowns or uncertainty, at least initially, before it gathers enough information about the environment. In such a case, a robot must rely on sensing and perception to feel its way around. Moreover, it has to couple sensing/perception and motion synergistically in real time, such that perception guides motion, while motion enables better perception. In this talk, I will introduce our research in combining perception and motion of a robot to achieve autonomous contact-rich assembly, object recognition, object modeling, and constrained manipulation in uncertain or unknown environments, under force/torque, RGBD, or touch sensing. I will also introduce our recent work on integrated semantic SLAM and accurate loop closure detection, SmSLAM+LCD.