Robotic Manipulation and Mobility Lab
- Manipulation and grasping: underactuated hands, passively adaptive and compliant mechanisms; grasp analysis and quality metrics, grasp planning; eigengrasps, postural synergies and low-dimensional hand posture subspaces; GraspIt!: a simulator for robotic grasping.
- Interactive or Human-in-the-Loop robotics: shared autonomy for mobile manipulation; assistive robotics.
- Dynamic simulators and virtual environments: rigid and soft body dynamics; contact models, joint and contact constraints, LCP formulations; collision detection engines.
- Perception and modeling: object modeling and recognition; acquisition and rendering of large 3D models (e.g. buildings); using cameras and other range sensors for navigation and manipulation tasks.
We are interested in many application domains, including:
- Versatile automation in manufacturing and logistics
- Assistive and rehabilitation robotics in healthcare
- Mobile manipulation in unstructured environments
If you are a student or researcher interested in joining our lab, please read about currently open positions and opportunities. Additional information can be found in the Projects and Publications sections of our website.
|March 2016 - ROAM Lab funded by NASA to develop versatile manipulation for Assistive Free Flyers.||February 2016 - Matei Ciocarlie named Sloan Research Fellow.|
|February 2016 - We'll be at ICRA 2016 in Stockholm to present our study on wearable hand orthoses for stroke patients.||February 2016 - Our work on rehabilitation robotics was recently covered by the Columbia Spectator.|
|December 2015 - Holiday greetings from the ROAM Lab!||September 2015 - We've moved into our brand new lab space.|
|August 2015 - Our lab is kicking off a new NSF-supported project that aims to build wearable assistive devices for dexterous manipulation.||July 2015 - ROAM Lab funded by Coulter Foundation to develop new hand orthoses for stroke patients.|
|May 2015 - Gripper Developed in ROAM Lab Tested on NASA Astrobee Robot Prototype.||May 2015 - ROAM Lab funded by Office of Naval Research for work on Collaborative Human - Robot Manipulation.|
|April 2015 - ROAM Lab helps organize a Mini-Symposium on the Internet of Things, as part of the Columbia Data Sciences Institute Data on a Mission series of events.||November 2014 - Baxter Robot used in Intro to Robotics class for motion planning and collision avoidance projects.|
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