Robot cooks make pancakes

Cooking is an art sometimes forgotten in the robotics world, but James, the PR2 robot, and Rosie, another robot from CoTeSys (Cognition for Technical Systems) in Munich have joined forces to show that robots can be of great use in the kitchen as well. They made some pretty successful-looking pancakes and used various tools around the Assisted Kitchen to show off their skills.…

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Style Translation for Human Motion

Style translation is the process of transforming an input motion into a new style while preserving its original content. This problem is motivated by the needs of interactive applications, which require rapid processing of captured performances. Our solution learns to translate by analyzing differences between performances of the same content in input and output styles. It relies on a novel…

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Efficient Generation of Motion Transitions using Spacetime Constraints

This paper describes the application of space time constraints to creating transitions between segments of human body motion. The motion transition generation uses a combination of spacetime constraints and inverse kinematic constraints to generate seamless and dynamically plausible transitions between motion segments. We use a fast recursive dynamics formulation which makes it possible to use spacetime constraints on systems with many degrees of…

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Principal Component Analysis (PCA)

Pattern recognition algorithm has many usage in many field especially in robot. And relevantly used algorithm is Principal component analysis(PCA), and I introduce basic concept of PCA. Basic function of PCA is that reduce dimension of big size data which has high dimension. Of course, High dimension data is represent all of data. but it is useless to use them all. Because, they…

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Survey of Dual Arm Manipulation

As for the people who is interested in dual arm manipulation system. I found an interesting and very helpful ‘Survey’ Journal published in 2012. The abstract is as follow: Recent advances in both anthropomorphic robots and bimanual industrial manipulators had led to an increased interest in the specific problems pertaining to dual arm manipulation. For the future, we foresee robots performing human-like…

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