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MEAM / GRASP Seminar: Jun Seo, University of Pennsylvania, “Grasping and Assembling with Modular Robots”

June 20, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Abstract: In
this talk, I will present my research on robotic grasping and
assembling: how to enable robots to grasp objects and assemble target
structures autonomously. They are fundamental problems in robotic
manipulation where we have robots rearrange our environment; they can be
applied to a wide range of scenarios such as manufacturing, disaster
response, space exploration, and assisted living. Modular robot
platforms can facilitate the problems with versatility and robustness.
In the first part, I will discuss grasping/fixturing objects with
customized effectors and implementing the ideas with modular arm links
and end-effectors. In the second part, I will focus on assembly planning
for target structures of the common brick wall pattern with
rectangular, modular robots, which is a part of collective efforts for
realizing a swarm of autonomous boats in the Modular Robotics Lab at


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Jun Seo is
a Ph.D. candidate working in the GRASP Laboratory at the University of
Pennsylvania. He is advised by Dr. Vijay Kumar and Dr. Mark Yim. Jun’s
research interests include robotic grasping/manipulation and robotic
self-assembly/reconfiguration; he has been investigating theoretical and
practical issues relating to the design of software and hardware for
the problems. He received the B.S. degree from the Department of
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.


June 20, 2014
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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