IRIM Spring 2024 Seminar 1 | Autonomous and Human-Collaborative Robotic Manipulation

All Seminars Held on Wednesdays 12:15 - 1:15pm in Marcus Nanotechnology

Abstract: Research at the Center for Robotics and Biosystems at Northwestern University includes bio-inspiration, neuromechanics, human-machine systems, and swarm robotics, among other topics. In this talk I will focus on our work on manipulation, including autonomous in-hand robotic manipulation and safe, intuitive human-collaborative manipulation among one or more humans and a team of mobile manipulators.

Bio: Kevin Lynch is a professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Center for Robotics and Biosystems at Northwestern University. His research is on robotic manipulation, locomotion, human-robot systems, and robot swarms. He is former Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics and the IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation Conference Editorial Board, a coauthor of three textbooks on robotics and mechatronics, and the instructor of six Coursera online courses and the associated YouTube videos forming the Modern Robotics specialization. He received the B.S.E. degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University and the Ph.D. degree in robotics from Carnegie Mellon University.