Vision and Touch Guided Robots

The Vision and Touch Guided Manipulation group at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab conducts research in a wide variety of topics related to the design of manipulators and end effectors, dextrous manipulation, nonlinear and adaptive control methods, and vision guided manipulation. They employ techniques from various fields including Mechanical Design, Adaptive Control, Machine Learning, Approximation Theory, Numerical Methods, and Computer Vision. The group is headed by Dr. Ken Salisbury and Professor Jean-JacquesSlotine who along with graduate students Jesse Hong and Akhil Madhani have developed a whole arm manipulator that can catch and throw a ball! "....now playing left field for the Red Sox...".

Video sequence showing the WAM catching a ball


Jesse Hong and Akhil Madhani

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