Computer Vision - Control Theory - Locomotion - Medical Imaging - Robotics

Computer Vision

Research into computer vision is driven by a controls perspective. Projects include vision-based closed-loop control, estimation and filtering of computer vision algorithms, and computer vision for decision making and knowledge generation. Some research explores the role of statistical machine learning in computer vision.

Active Vision:
- vision in the feedback loop.
As-Built Modeling:
- using vision to understand the built world.
- tracking the kinematics of people and animals.
- estimation theory and contour-based tracking.
- systems for understanding work processes and social interactions.
Visual SLAM:
- observability theory meets localization and mapping.
Visual Tracking:
- statistical machine learning and tracking.
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Control Theory

Recent research has revolved around neuro-adaptive control and how the theory behind single-layer neural networks used in adaptive control could be improved by insights or techniques from the machine learning community. Older research was on geometric nonlinear control theory. the work sought to connect averaging theory to control-oriented series expensions for the purpose of controling underactuated systems.

Neuro-Adaptive Control:
- online learning in a controls setting.
Geometric Control Theory:
- where differential geometry meets nonlinear control theory.
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Older research on the design of control strategies for biologically-inspired robotic systems. We know how to engineer them, but do we really know how to control them?

Feedback Control of Gaits:
- using gaits and geometric control for closed-loop motion.
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Medical Imaging

Applies some of the IVALab research to medical imaging.

Non-rigid registration:
- connecting the dots from one scan to the next.
Interactive Segmentation:
- human-in-the-loop dynamic segmentation.
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Touches on robotic system components where the solutions being studied in our vision and control research domains transfer naturally to robotic systems.

Robot Planning:
- planning actions for robots and manipulators.
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