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Perception for Humanoid Robots
Head: Takeo Kanade
Contact: Philipp Michel
Mailing address:
Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Associated center(s) / consortia:
 Center for the Foundations of Robotics (CFR)
 Vision and Autonomous Systems Center (VASC)
Associated lab(s) / group(s):
 Planning and Autonomy Lab
Overview
We are developing real-time perception strategies that, combined with efficient planning and robust execution, enable humanoid robots to autonomously navigate, manipulate and interact in dynamic, unpredictably changing environments.

Our highly articulated humanoid platforms, such as Honda's ASIMO and the AIST/Kawada HRP-2, present special research challenges in terms of the robustness, speed and accuracy required of the perception system. We seek to tackle these issues by employing novel sensors and computing paradigms, as well as by exploiting the unique locomotion capabilities of humanoids and the structure of their operating environments.