Demo of the
- DLR-Lightweight Robot III
- Shadow Dexterous Hand
This full-day workshop will explore new approaches to robot manipulation with an emphasis on the relationship between intelligence and successful interaction with human environments. This is the fourth in a series of manipulation-centered workshops at RSS.
There has recently been renewed interest in robot manipulation as researchers seek to push autonomous manipulation out of controlled laboratory settings and into less structured domains including the factory, health care, space exploration, and the home.
The problem of autonomous robot manipulation in human environments poses a number of key challenges. These include:
- sensing relevant information
- using sparse and incomplete information effciently
- adapting to unforeseen characteristics of the environment
These challenges connect manipulation to the larger problem of robot intelligence. This workshop will explore these issues and feature research that addresses the challenges of autonomous manipulation in this context.