Title :

Vision-based Robotic Grasping and Manipulation under Uncertainty

Speaker :

Prof. Yu Sun

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

University of South Florida, USA

Venue :

Room 215, William M. W. Mong Engineering Building, CUHK

Date :

Dec 7, 2009, Monday
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Abstract :

Understanding how humans handle uncertainty in grasping and manipulating processes is important and inspiring. In this talk, I will present a novel computer vision based fingertip force measurement technique for human grasping and manipulating studies. It is capable of characterizing fingertip forces for ordinary objects with arbitrary shapes in grasping and manipulating processes where the contact points could change in an unpredetermined manner. In addition, I will present a novel robotic vision system for picking objects in unstructured environments. It can handle difficult situations such as picking objects with complex 3D shapes and even specular objects with shiny background.

Biography :

Dr. Yu Sun is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of South Florida, Tampa FL. He was a Postdoctoral Associate at Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL), Cambridge, MA from Dec. 2007 to May 2008 and a Postdoctoral Associate in the School of Computing at the University of Utah from May 2008 to May 2009. Dr. Yu Sun received the B.S. degree, M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Dalian University of Technology in 1997 and 2000 respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Utah in 2007. His current research interests include robotics, computer vision, and haptics.

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