I just joined Nvidia Research to start a Robotics Research Lab in Seattle. The goal of this new lab is to develop the next generation of robots hat can robustly manipulate the physical world and interact with people in a natural way. Toward this goal, the lab will bring together a diverse, interdisciplinary research team working on core robotics topics ranging from control and perception to task planning and collaboration, and critical related areas such as computer vision, deep learning, and natural language processing.
The lab will conduct basic research; lab members will be encouraged to publish their work and share code open source. It will be located near the University of Washington to enable close collaboration with students and faculty at UW.
I’m very excited about this new opportunity, stay tuned for further updates!
My IROS 2017 Plenary on Unifying Model-based and Learning-based Robotics is now posted on youtube.
My keynote talk The 100-100 Tracking Challenge is now on youtube.
Welcome to Sawyer Fuller and Sam Burden, who just arrived at UW. Sawyer joined the ME Department and does very cool work on insect-scale robots, and Sam is now with the EE Department working on sensorimotor and neuromechanical control. In Spring, Sergey Levine will join CSE in Spring 2016, continuing his work on deep learning for robot control and perception.
Congratulations to Richard Newcombe and his co-authors, who just won the best paper award at CVPR for the paper on DynamicFusion.
Check out the most recent videos on Richard’s DynamicFusion and Tanner’s DART Manipulation. The papers can be found on the RSE-Lab publications page.
Tanner’s paper on DART for manipulation tasks is finalist for Best Paper, Best Vision Paper, and Best Student Paper award at ICRA-15.
Congratulations, and keep your fingers crossed!
Depth-Based Tracking with Physical Constraints for Robot Manipulation
Schmidt, T., Hertkorn, K., Newcombe, R., Zoltan, M., Suppa, M., and Fox, D., IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2015