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James Kuffner
Adjunct Faculty, RI
Email:
Office: NSH 4000B
Phone: (412) 268-3818
  Mailing address:
Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Past Projects
 
Behavior Planning for Character Animation
We are exploring a behavior planning approach to automatically generate realistic motions for animated characters.
Footstep Planning for Biped Robots
Navigation strategies for bipeds through complex environments, planning for the full capabilities of the biped.
GPU-accelerated Computer Vision
We are exploiting programmable graphics hardware to improve existing vision algorithms and enable novel approaches to robot perception.
Learning Locomotion
Robust planning and control of the quadruped robot "Little Dog" to traverse rough terrain (DARPA sponsored).
Navigation Among Movable Obstacles (NAMO)
Autonomous motion planning and control for robots working in reconfigurable environments.
Perception for Humanoid Robots
Real-time perception algorithms for autonomous humanoid navigation, manipulation and interaction.
Planning for Manipulation
Developing algorithms for autonomous manipulation.
Precomputed Search Trees: Planning for Interactive Goal-Driven Animation
We present a novel approach for interactively synthesizing motions for characters navigating in complex environments.
Quality of Life Technology (QoLT)
QoLT is a unique partnership between Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh that brings together a cross-disciplinary team of technologists, clinicians, industry partners, end users, and other stakeholders to create revolutionary technologies that will improve and sustain the quality of life for all people.

Note: The QoLT Project has been superseded by the QoLT Center.