My name is Tyler Frasca, I am starting my second year of my Computer Science MS/PhD program at Tufts University. I am a research assistant under Matthias Scheutz in the Human-Robot Interaction Lab. My main area of focus is teaching robots new actions/tasks from demonstration.
Competed in the NASA Space Robotics Challenge.
I have just finished working on a telerobotic system which the operator can control a robotic arm using electromyography (EMG) signals. The system relies on the nearest neighbors supervised machine learning algorithm.
In order to make telerobotic control more immersive, my group used the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality display to allow the operator to control a three-axis gimbal on a robot. The operator can naturally move their head and follow an object they see on camera