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.

  • Internships with Radu

    • CV1548: Robotic manipulation using tactile perception

      The Computer Vision group at MERL is offering an internship opportunity to a highly skilled PhD student to work on robotic manipulation using multimodal perception. Candidates should have a solid understanding of contact mechanics, path planning and dexterous manipulation. The intern will deploy the algorithms on physical robots. Strong programming skills are required, including MuJoCo, ROS, C++, Python. Duration and start dates are flexible. This internship is preferred to be onsite at MERL, but may be done remotely where you live if the COVID pandemic makes it necessary.

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  • MERL Publications

    •  Corcodel, R., Jain, S., van Baar, J., "Interactive Tactile Perception for Classification of Novel Object Instances", IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), November 2020.
      BibTeX TR2020-143 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Corcodel2020nov,
      • author = {Corcodel, Radu and Jain, Siddarth and van Baar, Jeroen},
      • title = {Interactive Tactile Perception for Classification of Novel Object Instances},
      • booktitle = {IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)},
      • year = 2020,
      • month = nov,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2020-143}
      • }
    •  Onol, A.O., Corcodel, R., Long, P., Padir, T., "Tuning-Free Contact-Implicit Trajectory Optimization", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), DOI: 10.1109/ICRA40945.2020.9196805, May 2020, pp. 1183-1189.
      BibTeX TR2020-065 PDF Video Software
      • @inproceedings{Onol2020may,
      • author = {Onol, Aykut O. and Corcodel, Radu and Long, Philip and Padir, Taskin},
      • title = {Tuning-Free Contact-Implicit Trajectory Optimization},
      • booktitle = {IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)},
      • year = 2020,
      • pages = {1183--1189},
      • month = may,
      • publisher = {IEEE},
      • doi = {10.1109/ICRA40945.2020.9196805},
      • issn = {2577-087X},
      • isbn = {978-1-7281-7395-5},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2020-065}
      • }
    •  Almeida, D., Ataer-Cansizoglu, E., Corcodel, R., "Detection, Tracking and 3D Modeling of Objects with Sparse RGB-D SLAM and Interactive Perception", IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, DOI: 10.1109/Humanoids43949.2019.9035001, October 2019, pp. 1-8.
      BibTeX TR2019-119 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Almeida2019oct,
      • author = {Almeida, Diogo and Ataer-Cansizoglu, Esra and Corcodel, Radu},
      • title = {Detection, Tracking and 3D Modeling of Objects with Sparse RGB-D SLAM and Interactive Perception},
      • booktitle = {IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots},
      • year = 2019,
      • pages = {1--8},
      • month = oct,
      • doi = {10.1109/Humanoids43949.2019.9035001},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2019-119}
      • }
    •  van Baar, J., Sullivan, A., Corcodel, R., Jha, D., Romeres, D., Nikovski, D.N., "Sim-to-Real Transfer Learning using Robustified Controllers in Robotic Tasks involving Complex Dynamics", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), DOI: 10.1109/ICRA.2019.8793561, May 2019, pp. 6001-6007.
      BibTeX TR2018-202 PDF Video Software
      • @inproceedings{vanBaar2019may,
      • author = {van Baar, Jeroen and Sullivan, Alan and Corcodel, Radu and Jha, Devesh and Romeres, Diego and Nikovski, Daniel N.},
      • title = {Sim-to-Real Transfer Learning using Robustified Controllers in Robotic Tasks involving Complex Dynamics},
      • booktitle = {IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)},
      • year = 2019,
      • pages = {6001--6007},
      • month = may,
      • doi = {10.1109/ICRA.2019.8793561},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2018-202}
      • }
    •  van Baar, J., Corcodel, R., Sullivan, A., Jha, D., Romeres, D., Nikovski, D.N., "Simulation to Real Transfer Learning with Robustified Policies for Robot Tasks", arXiv, September 2018.
      BibTeX arXiv
      • @article{vanBaar2018sep,
      • author = {van Baar, Jeroen and Corcodel, Radu and Sullivan, Alan and Jha, Devesh and Romeres, Diego and Nikovski, Daniel N.},
      • title = {Simulation to Real Transfer Learning with Robustified Policies for Robot Tasks},
      • journal = {arXiv},
      • year = 2018,
      • month = sep,
      • url = {https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.04720}
      • }
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  • MERL Issued Patents

    • Title: "System for Training Descriptor with Active Sample Selection"
      Inventors: Kocanaogullar, Aziz; Cansizoglu, Esra; Corcodel, Radu Ioan
      Patent No.: 10,810,468
      Issue Date: Oct 20, 2020
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