Radu Corcodel

Radu Corcodel
  • Biography

    Radu's PhD focused on workspace analysis and motion synthesis for arbitrary kinematic chains, with particular emphasis on robotic 3D printing and Fusion Deposition Modeling. Between 2007-2011, Radu worked for Siemens VDO (currently Continental, AG) as a Design Architect, where he contributed to the development and production of high-power DC/DC inverters for hybrid vehicles and digital tachographs for commercial vehicles. Currently his research focuses on motion planning and workspace analysis for over-actuated kinematic linkages and collaborative robots.

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  • Awards

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  • Internships with Radu

    • OR2116: Collaborative robotic manipulation

      MERL is offering a new research internship opportunity in the field of robotic manipulation. The position requires a robotics background, excellent programming skills and experience with Deep RL and Computer Vision. The position is open to graduate students on a PhD track only, and the length of the internship is three months with the possibility of extending if required. The intern is expected to disseminate this research in top tier scientific conferences such as RSS, IROS, ICRA etc., and if applicable, help with filing associated patents. Start and end dates are flexible.

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  • MERL Publications

    •  Sun, L., Jha, D.K., Hori, C., Jain, S., Corcodel, R., Zhu, X., Tomizuka, M., Romeres, D., "Interactive Planning Using Large Language Models for Partially Observable Robotics Tasks", Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) Workshop on Instruction Tuning and Instruction Following, December 2023.
      BibTeX TR2023-148 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Sun2023dec,
      • author = {Sun, Lingfeng and Jha, Devesh K. and Hori, Chiori and Jain, Siddarth and Corcodel, Radu and Zhu, Xinghao and Tomizuka, Masayoshi and Romeres, Diego},
      • title = {Interactive Planning Using Large Language Models for Partially Observable Robotics Tasks},
      • booktitle = {Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) Workshop on Instruction Tuning and Instruction Following},
      • year = 2023,
      • month = dec,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2023-148}
      • }
    •  Sun, L., Jha, D.K., Hori, C., Jain, S., Corcodel, R., Zhu, X., Tomizuka, M., Romeres, D., "Interactive Planning Using Large Language Models for Partially Observable Robotics Tasks", arXiv, December 2023.
      BibTeX arXiv
      • @article{Sun2023dec2,
      • author = {Sun, Lingfeng and Jha, Devesh K. and Hori, Chiori and Jain, Siddarth and Corcodel, Radu and Zhu, Xinghao and Tomizuka, Masayoshi and Romeres, Diego},
      • title = {Interactive Planning Using Large Language Models for Partially Observable Robotics Tasks},
      • journal = {arXiv},
      • year = 2023,
      • month = dec,
      • url = {https://arxiv.org/abs/2312.06876}
      • }
    •  Shaw, S., Jha, D.K., Raghunathan, A., Corcodel, R., Romeres, D., Konidaris, G., Nikovski, D., "Constrained Dynamic Movement Primitives for Collision Avoidance in Novel Environments", IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), DOI: 10.1109/​IROS55552.2023.10341839, September 2023, pp. 3672-3679.
      BibTeX TR2023-121 PDF Video
      • @inproceedings{Shaw2023sep,
      • author = {Shaw, Seiji and Jha, Devesh K. and Raghunathan, Arvind and Corcodel, Radu and Romeres, Diego and Konidaris, George and Nikovski, Daniel},
      • title = {Constrained Dynamic Movement Primitives for Collision Avoidance in Novel Environments},
      • booktitle = {IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)},
      • year = 2023,
      • pages = {3672--3679},
      • month = sep,
      • publisher = {IEEE},
      • doi = {10.1109/IROS55552.2023.10341839},
      • issn = {2153-0866},
      • isbn = {978-1-6654-9190-7},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2023-121}
      • }
    •  Hori, C., Peng, P., Harwath, D., Liu, X., Ota, K., Jain, S., Corcodel, R., Jha, D.K., Romeres, D., Le Roux, J., "Style-transfer based Speech and Audio-visual Scene understanding for Robot Action Sequence Acquisition from Videos", Interspeech, DOI: 10.21437/​Interspeech.2023-1983, August 2023, pp. 4663-4667.
      BibTeX TR2023-104 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Hori2023aug,
      • author = {Hori, Chiori and Peng, Puyuang and Harwath, David and Liu, Xinyu and Ota, Kei and Jain, Siddarth and Corcodel, Radu and Jha, Devesh K. and Romeres, Diego and Le Roux, Jonathan},
      • title = {Style-transfer based Speech and Audio-visual Scene understanding for Robot Action Sequence Acquisition from Videos},
      • booktitle = {Interspeech},
      • year = 2023,
      • pages = {4663--4667},
      • month = aug,
      • doi = {10.21437/Interspeech.2023-1983},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2023-104}
      • }
    •  Jain, S., Corcodel, R., Jha, D.K., Romeres, D., "Vision Guided Food Assembly by Robot Teaching from Target Composition", ICRA 2023 Workshop on Task-Informed Grasping IV (TIG-IV): From Farm to Fork, May 2023.
      BibTeX TR2023-067 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Jain2023may,
      • author = {Jain, Siddarth and Corcodel, Radu and Jha, Devesh K. and Romeres, Diego},
      • title = {Vision Guided Food Assembly by Robot Teaching from Target Composition},
      • booktitle = {ICRA 2023 Workshop on Task-Informed Grasping IV (TIG-IV): From Farm to Fork},
      • year = 2023,
      • month = may,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2023-067}
      • }
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  • MERL Issued Patents

    • Title: "Interactive Tactile Perception Method for Classification and Recognition of Object Instances"
      Inventors: Corcodel, Radu Ioan; Jain, Siddarth; van Baar, Jeroen
      Patent No.: 11,794,350
      Issue Date: Oct 24, 2023
    • Title: "Apparatus and Method for Planning Contact-Interaction Trajectories"
      Inventors: Onol, Aykut; Corcodel, Radu Ioan
      Patent No.: 11,548,150
      Issue Date: Jan 10, 2023
    • Title: "Detection, Tracking and 3D Modeling of Objects with Sparse RGB-D SLAM and Interactive Perception"
      Inventors: Marcal de Almeida, Diogo Rodrigues; Corcodel, Radu Ioan
      Patent No.: 10,977,480
      Issue Date: Apr 13, 2021
    • Title: "System for Training Descriptor with Active Sample Selection"
      Inventors: Kocanaogullari, Aziz; Cansizoglu, Esra; Corcodel, Radu Ioan
      Patent No.: 10,810,468
      Issue Date: Oct 20, 2020
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