Learning for Manipulation, Robot Perception, Affordance Learning, Tactile Sensing, Computer Vision
Mail. TU Darmstadt, FB-Informatik, FG-IAS, Hochschulstr. 10, 64289 Darmstadt
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Tucker's research focuses on autonomous learning and perception in robots. His dissertation research dealt with robots learning to discover and manipulate previously unknown objects. The learning was performed on a Willow Garage PR2 robot, which performed pushing tasks through visual feedback control.
Prior to coming to TU Darmstadt Tucker was at Georgia Tech from 2009 to 2014. There he earned his PhD in Robotics under the supervision of Aaron Bobick and Jim Rehg in the Computational Perception Laboratory. At Georgia Tech Tucker also earned an MSc in Computer Science with specialization in Computational Perception and Robotics. Tucker earned his bachelors from Bowdoin College, where he double majored in Computer Science and German. At Bowdoin Tucker was a member and team captain of the Northern Bites SPL RoboCup team, who placed first in the world in 2007, placed third in 2008, and were runner-up in 2009. Tucker has additionally developed computer forensics software for the Maine State Police.
For all publications please see his Publication Page
I previously coauthored the curriculum and co-taught an undergraduate course on computer vision at Georgia Tech. The course website can be accessed here.
Details and data from my work on visual saliency from RGB-D data can be found here.