Welcome to the Laboratory for Perceptual Robotics
The Laboratory for Perceptual Robotics (LPR) is in the Computer Science Department at UMass Amherst. Our lab studies computational systems that solve sensory and motor problems. Experimental platforms include sensor networks, mobile manipulators, and integrated bimanual humanoids.
Current projects focus on knowledge representations grounded in closed-loop interaction, learning to exploit whole-body dynamics for stabilization, risk-sensitive policy optimization, human-robot interaction and communication, and computational models for learning and development.
Please see our publications page for more detailed information about our research.
- March 21, 2013 - Our collaborated work on stroke rehabilitation was featured in CNET, Stroke patient gets by with a little help from a bot.
- December 7, 2012 - Hee-Tae Jung was awarded a Graduate School Dissertation Research Grant.
- August 24, 2012 - Scott Kuindersma successfully defended his PhD Thesis entitled, "Variable Risk Policy Search for Dynamic Robot Control." Congrats, Scott!
- August 17, 2012 - Our proposal entitled "Representing and Exploiting Cumulative Experience with Objects for Autonomous Manipulation" was one of five selected by NASA's Space Technology Program.
- August 16, 2012 - Shiraj Sen successfully defended his PhD Thesis. Congrats, Shiraj!
- July 13, 2012 - Scott Kuindersma won Best Spotlight Talk and E-Poster at RSS 2012 for our work entitled Variational Bayesian Optimization for Runtime Risk-Sensitive Control.