Simon Stepputtis

Robot Manipulation

Project Timeline: 2017 - Present

Throughout our lifetime, we learn to delicately grasp, manipulate, and use a wide range of objects, allowing us to use these abilities to interact with the world and other people in it. The acquired experience then enables us to learn complex interactions with our environment, such as increased dexterity in object manipulation and compliant manipulation of complex objects. However, we also shape the world around us to make interactions more accessible and more intuitive for the human physique. In this project, I am bridging the gap between robot capabilities and manipulation affordances in the real world by investigating dexterous and bimanual manipulation strategies using novel approaches in artificial intelligence and control.