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RI SEMINAR -- Jon D. Erickson


The NASA Johnson Space Center's EVA Helper/Retriever Project this year achieved the world's first realtime computer vision guided robotic manipulation and dextrous grasping of moving objects in microgravity on the NASA KC-135 aircraft flying vertical parabolas. This is a major step in achieving intelligent robot technology that enables robots to perceive and react to their environments at the pace of their environments while planning/replanning to achieve stated goals. An overview video and video of the aircraft experimentation will be shown.

The hardware and software architectures will be described. A layered software architecture provides the context to understand the vision guided grasping and additional capabilities.

Future plans will be discussed, including human/robot interaction.

Host:           Yangsheng Xu (xu+@cs.cmu.edu)
Appointment:    Ava Cruse (avac@cs.cmu.edu)

Christopher Lee | chrislee@ri.cmu.edu
Last modified: Thu Oct 13 17:17:54 1994