Wednesday 9th of November 2016
Exhibit at the India-UK Tech Summit.
Tuesday 18th of October 2016
Second arm completed.
Wednesday 5th of October 2016
"Co-Exploring Actuator Antagonism and
Sensorimotor Learning in a Printable Robot Arm"
Friday 2nd of September 2016
Thanks to summer intern Brice.
Wednesday 24th of August 2016
Presented at SAB 2016.
Tuesday 23rd of August 2016
Wednesday 25th of May 2016
Invited talk on DeCoRo in Berlin.
Friday 26th of February 2016
The project (though still very much in the early prototype stage) will soon be published on Github, so stay tuned for updates!
Wednesday 24th of February 2016
Hackathon with saltash.net
Thursday 18th of February 2016
v2 of the GummiArm released.
There is also a new website for the arm here: http://mstoelen.github.io/GummiArm/
Monday 15th of February 2016
Invited talk at the 1st UK Robot Manipulation Workshop.
Gave an invited talk on the GummiArm and the DeCoRo project at this very nice event in Birmingham. Was a great collection of talks and people, thanks to Prof. Jeremy Wyatt and the other organizers! See link to flyer for event here:
Thursday 15th of October 2015
Publicity for GummiArm and DeCoRo.
Great to see the projects being showcased online:
IEEE Spectrum Automation blog (9th October): http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/robotics-hardware/video-friday-robot-phoneTrossen Robotics blog: http://blog.trossenrobotics.com/
Monday 28th of September 2015
v1 of the GummiArm released.
Just released a 6 DOF prototype of the GummiArm, including all printables (.FCStd and .stl files) and all code (Python and ROS-based). This version is using the Arbotix-M microcontroller from Trossen Robotics. Hope to have a 7 DOF arm, and a depth camera on a pan mechanism, ready by the end of October. Will then start using it for my current experiments on sensorimotor learning in rich sensory contexts.
Monday 27th of July 2015
WS presentation in London.
A week ago I had the chance to participate in, and give a talk at, a nice workshop on context aware cognitive systems. The workshop was in London, and was sponsored by the British Machine Vision Association (BMVA) and the Poeticon++ project. See details here:
Tuesday 14th of July 2015
Thanks to Erasmus+ student Mathias!
Wednesday 24th of June 2015
Checkout the GummiArm project, a printable "soft" arm I have been working on:
We have decided to complete the arm, and to make use of it for the DeCoRo project. Hoping it will allow me to "break out" of simulations and into the real world. The (variable) passive compliance and easy maintenance will be a great help!
Tuesday 27th of January 2015
DeCoRo on Github.
I have created an open GitHub repository for the DeCoRo project:
Will start using this as the main repository for C++ code, at least.
Thursday 20th of November 2014
Finally received the new computer, a beast weighing in at something like 20 kg. It has a nice 8-core Intel i7 overclocked to 4.4 GHz, and a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (with space and power for more). Ready for both serial and parallel computations, in other words. This power will be sorely needed for the experiments we are planning for this project. That is, we would like to do online learning (and prediction) of physical manipulation tasks on a non-trivial robot platform, using a very high-dimensional sensory context. First task - unwrap it...
Wednesday 1st of October 2014
Project blog created.
Welcome to the blog for the DeCoRO project. Stay tuned for updates!