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Center for the Foundations of Robotics (CFR)
Head: Howie Choset
CFR
The Robotics Institute
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15213-3890
Past Projects [Current Projects]
 
Behavior Planning for Character Animation
We are exploring a behavior planning approach to automatically generate realistic motions for animated characters.
Desktop Robotics
Is it possible to build robots which take the desktop as their task domain?
Dynamic Climbing
The goal of this project is to show how robots can gain access to difficult-to-reach places by taking full advantage of their dynamics and the potential reaction forces afforded by the environment. We build robots that use dynamic motions to climb vertically using frictional contact forces.
Fine Motion Planning for Assembly
GPU-accelerated Computer Vision
We are exploiting programmable graphics hardware to improve existing vision algorithms and enable novel approaches to robot perception.
Perception for Humanoid Robots
Real-time perception algorithms for autonomous humanoid navigation, manipulation and interaction.
Precomputed Search Trees: Planning for Interactive Goal-Driven Animation
We present a novel approach for interactively synthesizing motions for characters navigating in complex environments.