Sree Prasanna Rajagopal

My research motivation is building bio-inspired cobots. Particularly, I’m interested in motion and manipulation design with soft actuators for semi-autonomous, human-assisted robots.

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April 2019 to

Spod - an indoor navigation platform

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Invento Robotics

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Summary

Our team developed indoor navigation system that can work in close proximity with humans. We focus on increasing the working envelope of these indoor robots. This presents fundamental safety challenges. Our approach involved augmenting the standard models of navigation with multiple layers of hardware and software safety to ensure co-habitability with humans. Particularly, we ensured redundant models of localization from several sources of truth including LIDARs, cameras, and ultrasonic beacons.

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tags: humanoid - navigation