VVV10 Participants

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This is a list of participants at the VVV10 summer school - please add yourself (for inspiration, see VV09/VVV08/VVV07/VVV06).

 For editing, you can ask for your own username/password (email 
 paulfitz@liralab.it) or use the username "vvv10" and password
 "s*str*" with the first star replaced with "e" and the last star
 replaced with "i".

If you would like to, include in your profile a list of possible ideas for collaboration. See also Groups and experiments.

Giorgio Metta

 IIT and Univ. of Genoa, pasa@liralab.it, homepage, presentation (pdf)

Paul Fitzpatrick

  Irish guy working in Italy while living in the US 
  (prefers not to do any two things in the same country).Website
  Email: paulfitz <at> liralab.it

Giacomo Spigler

  Interested in Computational Neuroscience and Computer Vision stuff.

Daniel Krieg

  Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS), Germany
  Working in Computational Neuroscience on self-organization and recurrent networks.
  Interested in Computer Vision and robotics.
  Email: krieg <at> fias.uni-frankfurt.de

Serena Ivaldi

  Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Italian Institute of Technology.
  Email: serena.ivaldi <at> iit.it

Erick Robert Swere

  Erick Picture small.jpg
  Cognitive Robotics Research Centre, Department of Computing - Newport Business School.
  Email: erick.swere <at> newport.ac.uk

Bruno Nery

  ISLab - Intelligent Systems Lab (ISR/IST, TULisbon)
  I'm interested in Cognitive Science and Robotics. My goal at the VVV'10 Summer School is to implement 
  a proof-of-concept for a online event segmentation (and adaptive strong adaptation) framework (for more 
  details click here). The result should be the iCub following a ball (on a series of inclined planes,
  maybe on a pendulum) with its head - do any of you guys have a colored ball?
  Email: bnery <at> isr.ist.utl.pt

Alexis Maldonado

 I love robots, and during my PhD I have worked together with different ones: 
 started with medium-sized league RoboCup robots, then a big B21 robot with two 
 industry 6-DOF arms (Powercubes from Amtec), and finally have the pleasure of 
 working with the iCub and
 our self-made platform with Kuka LWR-4 arms and 4-Fingered hands from the DLR.  TUM-Rosie in action
 I have concentrated in arm/hand movements for grasping. Lately concentrating on grasping unmodeled objects, using a Mesa SR4k time of flight camera, and finger torque sensors to adjust the grasp.
 This is a video that we submitted to IROS2010 together with a paper: [link to youtube]
 For the summer school, I am interested two-handed manipulation with the iCub. 
 One idea for the demo is to build stacks of Lego pieces. Please let me know if you
 would like to do something in this direction (Manipulation, reaching, tool use).
 maldonad_(at)_cs.tum.edu  Introduction (pdf file) work-homepage 

Federico Ruiz Ugalde

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 We implemented a potencial field base end-effector arm movement system. 
 It can avoid obstacles and follow goal points and orientations, also 
 supports the concept of tools connected in the end-effector, and also one can
 control the velocity null space. We want to extend this system to deal with 
 two arms and also the torso. Maybe with this we can do some two handed manipulation. 
 We need some vision people to help us! I'm pretty sure this will be a Summer 
 School as "Pura Vida!" as the last one.
 email: ruizf<AT>in.tum.de  pdf file
 for instant messaging: memeruiz<at>gmail.com

Cem Karaoguz

  Research Institute for Cognition and Robotics (CoR-Lab), Bielefeld University
  Honda Research Institute Europe
  Email: ckaraogu <at> cor-lab.uni-bielefeld.de
  Main research interests: Active vision, active perception, system-wide learning

Onofrio Gigliotta

  Insitute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologie CNR, Rome
  Intrested in embodied cognition and evolutionary robotics.
  Email: onofrio.gigliotta <at> istc.cnr.it