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Robotic Manipulation: Dexterity vs Complexity

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Presented by Professor Venky Dubey, Professor of Medical Robotics at Bournemouth University

Date and Time

14 September 2017 - 19:00-20:30

Location

Weymouth, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)

Organiser

Jointly organised by the UK - SW:Dorset & S.Wilts and UK - SW:Dorset & S.Wilts local networks.


About this event

In nature we see a range of biological species which are so agile in executing complex motion and so dexterous in object handling however when we try to imitate these features in robotic systems it is extremely hard to maintain a balance –what dexterity we need at the cost of complexity? Even for simple manipulation tasks like opening a door from a bunch of keys we hardly ever think how we are going to do this but when it comes to implement this on a robotic system it brings a host of challenges ranging from vision systems to path planning, dexterous manipulation by fingers to intelligent computation –and it creates a hugely complex system. This talk will cover some of the original work done by the speaker in complex carton packaging leading to robotic exoskeleton designs that will invite your ingenuity where is the crossing line? Some real-life applications in medical robotics will also be presented.

Programme

18:30 tea19:00 talk starts20:00 (approx.) Q&A20:30 depart

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Additional information

Venky Dubey is Professor of Medical Robotics at Bournemouth University. He received his PhD from University of Southampton in 1997 for developing the Whole Arm Manipulator for nuclear decommissioning. He was a Research Fellow at Kings College London working on Unilever sponsored robotic packaging system. He has been a Visiting Scholar at University of Delaware (USA) during 2007-08 to work on robotic rehabilitation. He is the recipient of Global Research Award from the Royal Academy of Engineering and several innovation awards from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and Hind Rattan Award (Jewel of India) for outstanding services, achievements and contributions to the chosen field from the NRI Welfare Society of India and a gold-medalist in Engineering Design from Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, India.

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