Peter Yu

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Peter "Kuan-Ting" Yu is a PhD student of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He received the degrees of B.S. in Computer Science from National Chiao Tung University, in 2010, Taiwan and M.S. in Computer Science from National Taiwan University, in 2012. He is now working with John Leonard and Alberto Rodriguez in mCube lab. He studies physical contact (e.g. pushing objects) to help robots to understand the physical world. His recent work: Shape and Pose recovery from Planar Pushing is accepted at IROS 2015.

Designing robots to improve people's lives has always been his career goal. He worked on perception problems in DARPA Robotics Challenge (2013-2015), and served as perception and software lead in Amazon Picking Challenge (Second Place, 2015). He is awarded second place in MIT Solve-a-Thon by proposing a wearable bend with sensors that helps detect pneumonia.

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  1. Kuan-Ting Yu, Alberto Rodriguez, and John Leonard, “Tactile Exploration: Shape and Pose Recovery from Planar Pushing,” IEEE Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Hamburg, Germany, Sept. 2015.
  2. M. Fallon, S. Kuindersma, S. Karumanchi, M. Antone, T. Schneider, H. Dai, C Perez D'Arpino, R. Deits, M. DiCicco, D. Fourie, T. Koolen, P. Marion, M. Posa, A. Valenzuela, K. T. Yu, J. Shah, K. Iagnemma, R. Tedrake, S. Teller, “An Architecture for Online Affordance-based Perception and Whole-body Planning,” Journal of Field Robotics, To appear. MIT CSAIL Technical Report 2014-003.
  3. Kuan-Ting Yu, Shih-Huan Tseng, and Li-Chen Fu, “Learning Hierarchical Representation with Sparsity for RGB-D Object Recognition,”IEEE Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Vilamoura, Portugal, Oct. 2012.
  4. Kuan-Ting Yu, “Human-Context Mapping for Human-Centric Robot Service in Office Environment,” Master Thesis, NTU, Jul. 2012. (Excellent Thesis Award, Robotics Society of Taiwan)
  5. Kuan-Ting Yu, Feng-Chih Liu, Shih-Huan Tseng, Li-Chen Fu, and Yu-Kuen Tsai, “A Robust Visual SLAM System using Multiple Monocular Cameras,”Proc. of International Symposium on Robotics, Taipei, Taiwan, Aug. 2012.
  6. Shih-Huan Tseng, Shiang-Hung Cheng, Jiun-Yi Li, Kuan-Ting Yu, and Li-Chen Fu et al, “Intelligent Interactive Robot in an Office Environment,” Proc. of International Conference on Service and Interactive Robotics, Taichung, Taiwan, Nov. 2011.
  7. Kuan-Ting Yu, Jia-Yuan Yu, Feng-Chi Liu, Shin-Huan Tseng, Li-Chen Fu and Hsiang-Wen, Hsieh, “An Integrated Feature Selection Strategy for Monocular SLAM,” Proc. of 24th IPPR Conference on Computer Vision, Graphics, and Image Processing, Chia-Yi, Taiwan, Aug. 2011.
  8. Kuan-Ting Yu, Chi-Pang Lam, Ming-Fang Chang, Wei-Hao Mou, Shi-Huan Tseng, and Li-Chen Fu, “An Interactive Robotic Walker for Assisting Elderly Mobility in Senior Care Unit,” Proc. of IEEE Workshop on Advanced Robotics and Its Social Impacts, Seoul, Korea, Oct. 2010.
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  • Amazon Picking Challenge: 2nd Place in Amazon Picking Challenge (2015)