Houston, TX 77005
4:00 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014
On Campus | Alumni
Human centered robots are those that perform tasks with humans in the loop, either through direct physical collaboration or by means of shared control strategies. In this talk I will discuss our comprehensive efforts to address the human centereness component of robotics from various perspectives. First, I will discuss our efforts on compliant control of humanoid robots focusing on real time performance and application programming. I will then focus on the design of series elastic actuators that optimize the power to weight ratio with the goal of using them in mobile and wearable applications that require performance. Finally I will discuss experiments in the areas of mobile robotics and legged locomotion focusing on safety, precision and motion planning.