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IEEE Spectrum: Robots Getting a Grip on General Manipulation

Robots Getting a Grip on General Manipulation How a new generation of grippers with improved 3D perception and tactile sensing is learning to manipulate a wide variety of objects By Nikolaus Correll Photo: Robotic Materials Inc.A gripper created by Robotic Materials Inc., founded by the author, Nikolaus Correll, performs a manipulation task during the industrial assembly […]

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TechCrunch: Robotic Materials makes robotics hands for factory environments

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RM/CU Boulder robotics team scores an award in Tokyo

 By Josh Rhoten from https://www.colorado.edu/engineering/2018/10/25/cu-boulder-robotics-team-scores-award-tokyo CU Boulder students and faculty won the President’s Award from the Japanese Society of Mechanical Engineers at the Industrial Assembly Challenge in Tokyo this week. The competition was part of the World Robot Summit, which was organized by the Japanese government. Sixteen teams from across the globe were asked to create a robotic system […]

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Why making robotic manipulation harder than it is?

How important the sense of touch is for a human can be best understood by disabling it. This is an experiment Prof. Roland Johansson has conducted at the University of Umeå, Sweden, showing how much harder it is to light a match under local anesthesia of the sense of touch. While it takes painfully long […]

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Robotic Manipulation has been solved in 1968

Don’t waste your time on trying to solve robotic manipulation! Robotic manipulation has been solved in 1968. It has been solved when the Unimate robot demonstrated how a robot could butter a toast, pour coffee, set a table, open a fridge and open a bottle of champagne. Look around on the internet, and you would […]

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CU Boulder team to participate at the IROS’16 Manipulation Challenge

A team from CU Boulder from the Correll Lab is participating at the 1st Manipulation Competition at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) in Daejeon, Korea. The team is participating both in the manual and the autonomous track, using a Kinova Jaco arm with integrated distance and force sensor.

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Proximity and tactile sensing can significantly improve manipulation performance

A team from the Correll Lab at CU Boulder will present their paper “Improving grasp performance using in-hand proximity and dynamic tactile sensing” at the International Symposium on Experimental Robotics (ISER) in Tokyo, Japan, where they demonstrate how to obtain dynamic tactile information similar to that in the human hand using a Baxter Parallel Gripper (PGBSMALL7+1).

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Proximity and force sensor nominated for “Best Paper” Award

The paper “Integrated force and distance sensing using elastomer-embedded commodity proximity sensors” by Radhen Patel and Nikolaus Correll was nominated for a “Best Paper” and a “Best Student Paper” award the 2016 Robotics: Science and Systems Conference in Ann Arbor, Michigan. RoboticMaterials has begun negotiating a licensing agreement with the University of Colorado’s tech-transfer office.

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