Learning for Robotic Manipulation, Robot Perception, Affordance Learning, Robot Tactile Sensing, Computer Vision
Mail. TU Darmstadt, FB-Informatik, FG-IAS, Hochschulstr. 10, 64289 Darmstadt
Tucker was a postdoctoral researcher in the Intelligent Autonomous System (IAS) lab at TU Darmstadt working on tactile manipulation and robot learning from April 2014 to July 2015. He was the team leader at TU Darmstadt for the European Commission TACMAN project. Tucker joined the lab 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. Tucker has additionally developed computer forensics software for the Maine State Police.
I'm co-organizing a workshop at RSS this summer on Visual and Tactile Learning for Interaction and Manipulation.
I'm excited to announce I'm starting as an assistant professor in the School of Computing at the University of Utah in August!
For a full list of Tucker's publications please see his Publication Page
Details and data from my work on visual saliency from RGB-D data can be found here.
|2014||Janine Hoelscher||B.Sc.||Tactile Exploration of Object Properties|