Deformable Object Manipulation: fundamental challenges and promising applications

  • Date and time: Wednesday 1 November 2023, 1.30pm
  • Location: In-person and online
  • Admission: Free admission, booking not required

Event details

What makes the manipulation of deformable objects difficult? In this talk, I will discuss some fundamental challenges introduced by object deformation and ways to tackle these challenges in my research. I will also present some of the promising applications of deformable object manipulation in both industrial and domestic settings.

Online Zoom option available

Dr Jihong Zhu

Jihong Zhu is a lecturer in robotics at the School of Physics, Engineering and Technology, University of York. He was a postdoctoral researcher jointly at Cognitive Robotics, TU Delft and Honda Research Institute, Europe working on assistive robots. He obtained his PhD from the University of Montpellier supported by the H2020 VERSATILE project. He is presently an Associate Editor for IROS, ICRA (top robotic conferences), and IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters. His main interest is vision-based control and imitation learning applied to robotic manipulation.