Robotics: Perception and Manipulation (RPM) Lab

Welcome to the Robotics: Perception and Manipulation (RPM) Lab at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities.

We focus on addressing the fundamental question of “What should/does/can a physical object in our environment mean to a robot?” thus leading to the following research questions.

  • How can a robot perceive and reason about objects in the human environment?
  • How can a robot interact with these objects?
  • How can a robot compose its interactive skills into performing meaningful tasks?
  • How can a robot learn to do all of the above toward seamless interaction and task execution?

We are interested in application domains (healthcare, climate change, agriculture, etc.) where our research solutions can make a huge impact.

We are looking for passionate new students to join the team (more info) !


29. Jan 2024

2 papers Geometric-Peg-in-Hole and SlotGNN got accepted in ICRA 2024. Congratulations to the authors!

27. Jan 2024

Congratulations to Athreyi Badithela, for Honarable Mention in CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Research Awards 2023-2024.

17. Nov 2023

Karthik is co-organizing Minnesota Robotics Institute (MnRI) Research Showcase - 2023.

06. Nov 2023

Bahaa Aldeeb presents his recent work on - GANOCS: Domain Adaptation of Normalized Object Coordinate Prediction Using Generative Adversarial Training at Out-of-Distribution Generalization in Robotics Workshop @ CoRL 2023.

06. Nov 2023

Chahyon Ku presents his recent work on - Evaluating Robustness of Visual Representations for Object Assembly Task Requiring Spatio-Geometrical Reasoning at Pretraining for Robotics Workshop @ CoRL 2023.

07. Sept 2023

Karthik and Alireza will co-organize a workshop - NeuRL-RMW: Workshop for Neural Representation Learning for Robot Manipulation at CoRL2023 conference in November.

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