Charla: “Methods for robust whole-body control of humanoid robots”- Charlista: Marie Charbonneau
Abstract: The iCub is an open source humanoid robot child developed at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia to support research in embodied artificial intelligence. It can recognize and grasp objects, perform tai chi motions, but only recently has it started to walk. In order to increase the stability of its first steps, we are looking into methods which would make the control of the robot more robust to perturbations, changes in working conditions, and a larger range of movements.
Biografia: Marie Charbonneau is an early stage researcher/PhD student at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in Genoa (Italy) since 2015, and a visiting researcher at INRIA Nancy (France). Her main topic is the development of robust control methods, applied to humanoid robotics.