Subject:AI&Robotics Lunch seminar,
Abderrahmane Kheddar, Host Heike Vallery

We are pleased to invite you to attend the lunch seminar:

Monday December 3 2018,12.30-13.30
Pulse hall 2, Building number: 33A Landbergstraat 17
Lunch buffet open from 12.00

  • For lunch reservation accept the outlook invitation or send your e-mail to (before November 28)
  • Please forward this invitation to interested students and employees

Title: Whole body humanoid control in the task-space using quadratic programming


Robotic systems have gaining more maturity in terms of hardware and embedded software, but also in terms of complexity, versatility and embedded sensors. Each year we witness the improvement of an existing series and the revelation of new complex platforms such as humanoids. This talk focuses on task-space multi-objective controllers that write as quadratic programs (QP) to handle multi-robot systems as a single centralized control. By doing this, the tasks specification simplifies substantially. At the heart of the interactions between the systems are the contact forces and visual servoing: we provide methodologies to achieve reliable force and vision tracking with our multi-robot QP controller. The approach is assessed with a large panel of experiments on real complex robotic platforms


Professor Abderrahmane Kheddar received the BSCS
from the Institut National d’InformatiqueAlgiers, MSc and PhD in robotics, both from the University of Paris 6.
He is presently at CNRS and the Codirector of the CNRS-AIST Joint Robotic Laboratory , Tsukuba, Japan. He is also leading the Interactive Digital Humans team at CNRS-University of Montpellier LIRMM, France.

His research interests include haptics, humanoids and thought-based control using brain machine interfaces. He is a founding member of the IEEE/RAS chapter on haptics, the cochair and founding member of the IEEE/RAS Technical committee on model-based optimization, he is a member of the steering committee of the IEEE Brain Initiative, Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics and within the editorial board of some other robotics journals; he is a founding member of the IEEE Transactions on Haptics (2007-2010). He is an IEEE senior member and titular full member of the National Academy of Technology of France and knight of the national order of merits of France.

We are looking forward to see you all on December 3rd

Kind regards,

Karin van Tongeren
Secretary Robotics Institute



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