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CLOTHILDE: Cloth manipulation learning from demonstration


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> Postdoc Researcher - Computational Topology applied to cloth representation and manipulation by robots
> Postdoc Researcher - Postdoc Researcher - Learning from Demonstration for robotic manipulation of clothing
> PhD Student - Computational Topology

The project aim is to establish the foundations of versatile cloth manipulation by robots. The theoretical ground will be to link machine learning and computational topology methods, so as to come up with a theory of cloth deformation under manipulation leading to a general framework for robots to learn to manipulate garments from human demonstrations. Such framework will encompass: non-expert teaching of a task, robot perception and skill learning, task-oriented cloth representation, probabilistic planning, robot task execution in varying initial conditions, failure diagnosis and informed requests for human help.

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 741930)