Robotics Seminar at the University of Tulsa

You are invited to a Tuesday, May 26 lunch-time Robotics Seminar at the University of Tulsa

It is at noon, PIZZA will be served, in Room M-2 of Keplinger Hall on Garry Pl. 

Visitors may PARK in either the lot north of 4th Pl or south of 5th Pl near Keplinger Hall.


 “Toward Robotic Hands for Applications in Unstructured Environments” by Gianluca Palli, Ph.D. of the Universita di Bologna. 

 This talk summarizes recent activities carried out for the development of innovative anthropomorphic robotic hands designed to be intrinsically safe and able to interact with unstructured environments and unknown objects. The main goal of this research is to face the problems that affect current robotic hands by introducing suitable design solutions aimed at achieving simplification and cost reduction while possibly enhancing robustness and performance, focusing on how these solution can be integrated into the mechanical structure of the robotic hand to enable precise force and displacement control of the whole system. Suitable solutions for the mechanical structure, the actuation system and the sensor equipment of the robotic hand will be presented and discussed.

Another important aspect is the lack of suitable control tools that severely limits the development of robotic hand applications. To address this issue, a new method for the observation of human hand behavior during interaction with common day-to-day objects by means of a 3D computer vision system is presented together with a strategy for mapping human hand postures to robotic hands based on postural synergies to reduce the complexity of the grasp planning problem.

The seminar is organized by Dr. Joshua Schultz, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Tulsa, 918 631-3846,  (EST is helping to get the word out, all the organization has been by uTulsa)

May 26, 2015 at 12pm - 1pm
Room M-2 of Keplinger Hall
800 S Tucker Dr
Tulsa, OK 74104
United States
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    NoonMay26 Robotics Seminar at the University of Tulsa: “Toward Robotic Hands for App'l in Unstructured Environments” by @GianlucaPalli PIZZA will be served, join us in Room M-2 of Keplinger Hall on Garry Pl. (Visitors may PARK in either the lot north of 4th Pl or south of 5th Pl near Keplinger Hall.)