Towards Physics-Based Manipulation in Mixed (Rigid-and-Soft) Multi-Object Containers

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  • Date and time: Wednesday 6 March 2024, 2pm to 3pm
  • Location: In-person and online
    LMB/047, Law and Sociology Building, Campus East, University of York (Map)
  • Admission: Free admission, booking not required

Event details

In this talk, I will give an overview of our work on robotic object manipulation. Particularly, I will talk about robot motion planners and controllers that use predictions about the motion of contacted objects. We are interested in developing such planners for cluttered scenes, where multiple objects might simultaneously move as a result of robot contact. We currently have an EPSRC project (2022-2026) on "picking and packing with physical reasoning", which aims to develop robotic systems that can pick from and pack in shelves/boxes with multiple objects. I will present our initial results within this project.

About the speaker

Professor Mehmet Dogar

Mehmet Dogar is an Associate Professor at the School of Computing, University of Leeds and a Visiting Professor at ETH Zurich. His research focuses on planning and control for robotic object manipulation. He is an EPSRC Fellow, Associate Editor for the International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR) and for the IEEE Transactions on Robotics. He joined Leeds in 2015. Previously, he was a postdoctoral researcher at MIT (2013-2015). He received his PhD from the Carnegie Mellon University (2008-2013).