Living Machines Laboratory

We combine Machine Learning and robots to allow them to adapt to malfunctions and disturbances from the world we live in!

News

July/2019

Jiahui travels to Japan to present at Living Machines 2019 her work on robots learning to walk after damage.
Living Machines

May/2019

Our team, BayesianBot, made it to the Quarter-finals of the AI Challenge 2019 in Canada, out of 68 teams, and received a 2 thousand dollars prize!
AIChallenge

April/2019

Our team, BayesianBot, qualified for the ICRA AI Challenge 2019, with an A score, in 9 out of 68 team. We will travel to Canada to compete!

March/2019

Our work on robots learning to walk was accepted for the IEEE ICRA 2019 Workshop on Legged Robots. Check it out in the paper section.

Members

Staff

Prof. Rosendo, Andre - Head of the Laboratory

Ms. Shi, Qian - Laboratory Manager

Graduate Students

Ms. Zhu, Jiahui - M.S. First year

Mr. Zhang, Yizheng - M.S. First year

Undergraduate Students

Ms. Huang, Jingyi - Bachelor Thesis - 4th Year

Mr. Zhu, Wangshu - Bachelor Thesis - 4th Year

Mr. Nian, Zhonglin - Bachelor Thesis - 4th Year

Ms. Wang, Zhuoli - Bachelor Thesis - 4th Year

Collaborations

Mr. Yuan, Yuan - M.S. First year - SIMIT-CAS

Ms. Li, Shuting - Visiting student - Sichuan U.

Ms. Rong, Chunyan - Visiting student - Jinan U.

Papers

Journal Articles

Zhang, Y. ; Zhu, W. ; ROSENDO, A.. QR code-based self-calibration for a fault-tolerant industrial robot arm, IEEE Access (IF=3.557), 2019. (accepted)

Liu, X. ; ROSENDO, A. ; Ikemoto, S. ; Shimizu, M. ; Hosoda, K.. Robotic investigation on effect of stretch reflex and crossed inhibitory response on bipedal hopping, Journal of the Royal Society Interface (IF=3.58), vol. 15, no 140, 2018.

ROSENDO, A. ; von Atzigen, M. ; Iida, F.. The trade-off between morphology and control in the co-optimized design of robots, PLoS ONE (IF= 2.81), vol. 12, no 10, e0186107, 2017.

Vujovic, V. ; ROSENDO, A. ; Brodbeck, L. ; Iida, F.. Evolutionary developmental robotics: Improving locomotion of physical robots. Artificial Life (IF= 1.96), v. 23, no 2, 2017.

Hughes, J. ; Culha, U. ; Giardina, F. ; Guenther, F. ; ROSENDO, A. ; Iida, F.. Soft manipulators and grippers: A review. Frontiers of Robotics and AI, v. 3, p. 1-12, 2016.

Iida, F. ; ROSENDO, A. ; Nurzaman, S. ; Laschi, C. ; Wood, R.; Floreano, D.. Soft robotics and morphological computation. IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine (IF = 1.82), v. 23, p. 28-29, 2016.

ROSENDO, A. ; Giardina, F. ; Hughes, J. ; Iida, F.. Soft solutions for hard problems. IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine (IF = 1.82), v. 23, p. 125-127, 2016.

ROSENDO, A. ; Iida, F.. Energy efficient hopping with Hill-type muscle properties on segmented legs. Bioinspiration and Biomimetics (IF = 2.35), v. 11, p. 036002, 2016.

Hunt, J. ; Giardina, F. ; ROSENDO, A. ; Iida, F.. Improving efficiency for an open-loop controlled locomotion with a pulsed actuation. IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics (IF = 4.35), v. 21, p. 1581-1591, 2016.

ROSENDO, A. ; Liu, X. ; Shimizu, M ; Hosoda, K.. Stretch reflex improves rolling stability during hopping of a decerebrate system. Bioinspiration and Biomimetics (IF = 2.35), v. 10, p. 016008, 2015.

ROSENDO, A. ; Nakatsu, S. ; Narioka, K. ; Hosoda, K. . Producing alternating gait on uncoupled feline hindlimbs: muscular unloading rule on a biomimetic robot. Advanced Robotics (IF = 0.92), v. 28, p. 351-365, 2014.

Selected Conference Articles

Zhu, J. ; Li, S. ; Wang, Z. ; ROSENDO, A.. Bayesian Optimization of a quadruped robot during 3-dimensional locomotion. Intl. Conf. on Biomimetics and Biohybrid Systems, LIVING MACHINES 2019. (accepted)

Zhu, J. ; Li, S. ; Wang, Z. ; ROSENDO, A.. Influences of incremental mechanical damage on the Bayesian Optimization of a quadruped robot, IEEE Intl. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Workshop "Towards Real-World Deployment of Legged Robots", IEEE ICRA 2019, Montreal, Canada.

ROSENDO, A.; Houseago, C. ; Iida, F. . Lessons on the reality gap: Iterations between virtual and real robots, Intl. Conf. on Artificial Life and Robotics, ICAROB 2018, Oita, Japan.

Liu, X. ; Duan, Y. ; ROSENDO, A. ; Ikemoto, S. ; Hosoda, K. Higher Jumping of a Biped Musculoskeletal Robot with Foot Windlass Mechanism. In Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 531, (pp.343-356), Springer International Publisher, 2017. (ISBN: 978-3-319-48035-0)

Culha, U. ; Hughes, J. ; ROSENDO, A. ; Giardina, F. ; Iida, F. Design Principles for Soft-Rigid Hybrid Manipulators. In Soft Robotics: Trends, Applications and Challenges, (pp.87-94), Springer International Publisher, 2017. (ISBN: 978-3-319-46459-6)

Saar, K.A. ; ROSENDO, A.; Iida, F. . Bayesian Optimization of gaits on a bipedal SLIP model, IEEE Intl. Conf. on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE ROBIO 2017, Macao.

Jones, G. ; ROSENDO, A.; Stopforth, R. . Prosthetic design directives: Low-cost hands within reach. IEEE Intl. Conf. on Rehabilitation Robotics, IEEE ICORR 2017, London, UK.

Mangezi, A. ; ROSENDO, A.; Howard, M. ; Stopforth, R.. Embroidered Archimedean Spiral EMG Electrodes for Prosthetic Control. IEEE Intl. Conf. on Rehabilitaiton Robotics, IEEE ICORR 2017, London, UK.

Liu, X. ; ROSENDO, A. ; Ikemoto, S. ; Hosoda, K.. Higher Jumping of a Biped Musculoskeletal Robot with Foot Windlass Mechanism. The 14th Intl. Conf. on Intelligent Autonomous Systems, IAS 2016, Shanghai, China.

ROSENDO, A. ; Nakatsu, S. ; Liu, X. ; Shimizu, M. ; Hosoda, K. . Quadrupedal locomotion based on a muscular activation pattern with stretch-reflex. IEEE Intl. Conf. on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE ROBIO 2014, Bali, Indonesia.

Nakatsu, S. ; ROSENDO, A. ; Shimizu, M. ; Hosoda, K. Realization of Three-dimensional Walking of a Cheetah-modeled Bio-inspired Quadruped Robot. IEEE Intl. Conf. on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE ROBIO 2014, Bali, Indonesia.

Liu, X. ; ROSENDO, A. ; Shimizu, M. ; Hosoda, K. . Improving Hopping Stability of a Biped by Muscular Stretch Reflex. IEEE Intl. Conf. on Humanoid Robots, IEEE HUMANOIDS 2014, Madrid, Spain.

ROSENDO, A. ; Nakatsu, S. ; Narioka, K. ; Hosoda, K. . Pneupard: A biomimetic musculoskeletal approach for a feline-inspired quadruped robot. IEEE Intl. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IEEE IROS 2013, Tokyo, Japan.