Tucker Hermans

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Research Interests

Learning for Manipulation, Robot Perception, Affordance Learning, Haptic Sensing, Computer Vision

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Mail. TU Darmstadt, FB-Informatik, FG-IAS, Hochschulstr. 10, 64289 Darmstadt
Office. Room E326, Robert-Piloty-Gebaeude S2|02
work (office) +49-6151-16-76805
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Tucker Hermans is a postdoctoral researcher in the Intelligent Autonomous System (IAS) lab at TU Darmstadt working on the TACMAN project. Tucker joined the lab in April 2014 after receiving his PhD in robotics from Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

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.

Research interests

  • Learning for manipulation
  • Affordance learning
  • Feedback control with rich sensor information
  • Manipulation in clutter
  • Tactile sensing
  • Computer vision

Key References

  1. Hermans, T.; Li, F.; Rehg, J. M.; Bobick, A. F. (2013). Learning Contact Locations for Pushing and Orienting Unknown Objects, International Conference on Humanoid Robots (HUMANOIDS).   See Details [Details]   Download Article [PDF]   BibTeX Reference [BibTex]
  2. Hermans, T.; Rehg, J. M.; Bobick, A. F. (2013). Decoupling Behavior, Perception, and Control for Autonomous Learning of Affordances, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA).   See Details [Details]   Download Article [PDF]   BibTeX Reference [BibTex]
  3. Hermans, T.; Rehg, J. M.; Bobick, A. F. (2012). Guided Pushing for Object Singulation, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS).   See Details [Details]   Download Article [PDF]   BibTeX Reference [BibTex]
  4. Hermans, T.; Rehg, J. M.; Bobick, A. F. (2011). Affordance Prediction via Learned Object Attributes, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA): Workshop on Semantic Perception, Mapping, and Exploration.   See Details [Details]   Download Article [PDF]   BibTeX Reference [BibTex]

For all publications please see his Publication Page

  

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