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) !

News

08. Nov 2022

Karthik will be teaching CSCI 5980-02: Deep Learning for Robot Perception and Manipulation in the Spring 2023.

14. Oct 2022

Karthik gave a talk titled - Explicit and Implicit Object Representations for Robust and Generalized Perception in Robotics, in Minnesota Robotics Institute (MnRI) colloquium, hosted by Prof. Nikos Papanikolopoulos

14. Sept 2022

Bahaa Aldeeb joins the RPM lab!

29. Aug 2022

Karthik joins University of Minnesota, as an Assitant Professor in the Department of Computer Science

05. Aug 2022

Karthik gave a talk titled - Robust and Generalized Perception Towards Mainstreaming Domestic Robots, at IIIT Hyderabad, hosted by Prof. Madhava Krishna

11. Jul 2022

Karthik gave a talk titled - Robust and Generalized Perception Towards Mainstreaming Domestic Robots, at ETH Zürich, hosted by Dr. Suryansh Kumar

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