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IIT and Univ. of Genoa, email@example.com, homepage, presentation (pdf)
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
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
Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Italian Institute of Technology. Email: serena.ivaldi <at> iit.it
Erick Robert Swere
Cognitive Robotics Research Centre, Department of Computing - Newport Business School. Email: erick.swere <at> newport.ac.uk
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 an 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 Homepage
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 working 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] Comparison of two approaches for grasp pose selection: kinematic mesh planner vs statistical [link to youtube] Want to see what our robot 'sees' when he grasps? [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
Let's do some lego building!! A Costa Rican in germany working with robot manipulation. Mechanical models of objects. Prediction of robot actions on objects. In last summer school we manage to put two lego pieces together teleoperated. In prior summers schools we implemented a potencial field base end-effector arm movement system. It can avoid obstacles and follow goal points and orientations. I'm pretty sure this will be a Summer School as "Tuanis!" as the last three. email: ruizf<AT>in.tum.de pdf file for instant messaging: memeruiz<at>gmail.com homepage
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
Insitute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies CNR, Rome Intrested in embodied cognition and evolutionary robotics. Email: onofrio.gigliotta <at> istc.cnr.it
I'm studying BioEngineering in Rome. Interested in Rehabilitation Robotics, Sensory motor coordination and Force/Impedance control. firstname.lastname@example.org
Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany Currently at Italian Institute of Technology working on multimodal object recognition. Interested in Computer Vision and Robotics Email: bjoern.browatzki<at>tuebingen.mpg.de
University of Plymouth, Devon, UK salomon.ramirez-contla plymouth.ac.uk I am interested in developing a peripersonal space representation for humanoid robots. iCub will use this representation in object manipulation and avoidance of obstacles within the volume around it that is reachable with its arms. I am using a bottom-up approach working with computer vision as well. I am from Mexico and look forward to make of this a great summer school.
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department my web page
I'm working at the University of Plymouth as a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher in the European project RobotDoC, that focuses on the development of cognitive processes in robotic platforms. My research topic is about the grounding of language in humanoid robots, with particular attention to abstract words. Email: francesca.stramandinoli <at> plymouth.ac.uk
I am currently in the first year of my PhD, working at Plymouth University (on the ITALK project). I have a background in Computer Science (B.Sc., Exeter, UK) and Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems (M.Sc., Sussex, UK). The latter was primarily focused on 'intelligence' in animals and machines from a dynamical systems perspective.
Right now I'm researching the issue of scalability in 'teleonomic' (apparently purposeful) adaptive systems, in particular how dynamical systems can learn in real-time, with the help of an 'intelligent other' (tutor), to synthesise and recombine action primitives in complex ways, in order to solve multiple tasks in complex environments. On a more practical level I am teaching the iCub to solve two object manipulation problems: stacking and sorting three coloured cubes. I'm interested in applying and further developing cybernetics and neocybernetics work, in particular the research of cyberneticist W. Ross Ashby.
As for the summer school, i'd love to have a go with the force control (torque sensors) as I think this is rather useful, and it would be great to play around with some computer vision techniques.
Perhaps these two (+ something else?) could be integrated to solve a task that requires selection of different learned postures (specified by force control) in different environments (determined through computer vision); e.g., reaching towards a coloured object in three or four different positions? Email: christopher.larcombe <at> plymouth.ac.uk
CAR-CSIC, Madrid, Spain Working on decision making intelligent systems applied to neutralize intrusion attacks in buildings like airports, or government infrastructures. I'm interested on applying decision making intelligent systems for robots used in agriculture tasks Email: jconesa<at>iai.csic.es
I am working at TeleRobotic and Applications Department, Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) I am working on advanced reasoning system in dynamic environment. It's always been my dream to apply my new algorithm on iCub. I have a background in artificial intelligence Email: mandana.hamidi<at>iit.it
During working hours, I pretend to study adaptive sensori-motor control on various kinds of bio-inspired robots, at the Artificial Intelligence lab, University of Zurich. More info coming here when I stop drooling at the landscape to hopefully figure out what I could attempt to work on \ṃ̣̣̣̣̣̣̣̣̣̣̣̣̣̣̣̣̣̣̣̣̣̣̣̣̣̣̣̣̣̣̣̣̣̣̣̣̣̣/ Homepage : http://ailab.ifi.uzh.ch/naveenoid/ Email : naveenoid<at>ifi.uzh.ch
I am a PhD student in Skovde University in Sweden. I am working in the ROBOT-DOC project (www.robotdoc.org) with affective robotics. I have some experience with vision and control models in MIND-RACES project –(www.mindraces.org) At the SS here I will be glad to try some emotional expressions with the robot. I also could join some group about motor control and active vision. skype : cMexypko Email : kiryazov AT gmail.com