Lucas Manuelli

I'm working on my PhD in Computer Science at MIT with Russ Tedrake in the Robot Locomotion Group within CSAIL.

Prior to starting the PhD I worked on the MIT Darpa Robotics Challenge Team doing planning and controls for the Atlas robot.

For some of the projects I work on, my source code is publicly available .

You can contact me at:

lucas dot t dot manuelli at gmail dot com

manuelli dot mit dot edu

News

Pre-prints

Publications

* denotes co-lead authorship
  • Peter R. Florence*, Lucas Manuelli*, and Russ Tedrake. Dense Object Nets: Learning Dense Visual Object Descriptors By and For Robotic Manipulation. Conference on Robot Learning 2018.
    CoRL 2018 Best Paper Award.
    Winner Best Technical Paper, 2018 Amazon Robotics Best Paper Awards in Manipulation
    [ pdf ] [ video ] [ code ]
  • Lucas Manuelli, and Russ Tedrake. Localizing external contact using proprioceptive sensors: The contact particle filter. Masters Thesis, MIT Feb 2018
    [ pdf ]. [ hardware experiments ]
  • Pat Marion*, Peter R. Florence*, Lucas Manuelli*, and Russ Tedrake. LabelFusion: A Pipeline for Generating Ground Truth Labels for Real RGBD Data of Cluttered Scenes. In International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Brisbane, Australia, May 2018.
    Best Vision Paper Nominee
    [ website with code, video, paper]
  • Lucas Manuelli and Russ Tedrake. Localizing external contact using proprioceptive sensors: The contact particle filter. In International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), October 2016.
    [ pdf ][ hardware experiments ] [ simulation video ]
  • Pat Marion, Maurice Fallon, Robin Deits, Andrés Valenzuela, Claudia Pérez D'Arpino, Greg Izatt, Lucas Manuelli, Matt Antone, Hongkai Dai, Twan Koolen, John Carter, Scott Kuindersma, and Russ Tedrake. Director: A user interface designed for robot operation with shared autonomy. Journal of Field Robotics, 1556-4967, 2016.
    [ pdf ]

Other Projects

  • I wrote a walking controller for the Atlas humanoid robot built by Boston Dynamics.
  • I wrote a walking controller for the Valkyrie humanoid robot built by NASA.

Internships

Videos

Videos