会议室：腾讯会议室ID 357 150 821
Challenges and outlooks for robotic manipulation of (soft) deformable object
The ability to manipulate deformable objects promises new applications of robots in a wide range of fields, for instance: grasping and handling of food, clothing in consumer robotics, manipulating tissues, guiding flexible needles in surgical area, or insertion of cables in industrial settings. However, taking into account deformation introduces new challenges, in particular: 1. The complication of sensing deformation; 2. The curse of infinite dimensionality of the deformation configuration; 3. The complexity of high nonlinearity in modeling the deformation. In this talk, I hope to provide some solutions to these challenges with my research, and then give the outlooks for future research.
Jihong Zhu is a postdoctoral researcher at Cognitive Robotics, TU Delft/Honda Research Institute, Europe. Jihong obtained his PhD in robotics at University of Montpellier (France) and conducted his research in the IDH team, UM-CNRS LIRMM. He was involved in the H2020 project VERSATILE. During his PhD, he visited ROMI lab at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University hosted by Dr. David Navarro-Alacron. Before his PhD, he was a master student in Systems and Control at TU Delft. He did his master thesis at the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics, German Aerospace Center (DLR). During his master, he also worked as a research student at GE Global Research in Munich for 6 months. Jihong obtained his bachelor degree from HUST and University of Birmingham with First Class Honours (Dual degree program).