NEWS  |  Anthony Vetro delivers keynote on robotic manipulation at inaugural IEEE Conference on Autonomous Systems

Date released: August 12, 2021


  •  NEWS   Anthony Vetro delivers keynote on robotic manipulation at inaugural IEEE Conference on Autonomous Systems
  • Date:

    August 12, 2021

  • Description:

    Anthony Vetro gave a keynote at the inaugural IEEE Conference on Autonomous Systems (ICAS), which was held virtually from August 11-13, 2021. The talk focused on challenges and recent progress in the area of robotic manipulation. The conference is sponsored by IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) through the SPS Autonomous Systems Initiative.

    Abstract: Human-level manipulation continues to be beyond the capabilities of today’s robotic systems. Not only do current industrial robots require significant time to program a specific task, but they lack the flexibility to generalize to other tasks and be robust to changes in the environment. While collaborative robots help to reduce programming effort and improve the user interface, they still fall short on generalization and robustness. This talk will highlight recent advances in a number of key areas to improve the manipulation capabilities of autonomous robots, including methods to accurately model the dynamics of the robot and contact forces, sensors and signal processing algorithms to provide improved perception, optimization-based decision-making and control techniques, as well as new methods of interactivity to accelerate and enhance robot learning.

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  • External Link:

    https://2021.ieee-icas.org/plenary-speakers/

  • Research Areas:

    Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Control, Dynamical Systems, Machine Learning, Optimization, Robotics