2009 Poster Sessions : Rock Climbing Robot

Student Name : Ruixiang Zhang
Advisor : Jean-Claude Latombe
Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence
Abstract:
The goal of this project is to design and build up a robot and enable it to climb real rock autonomously. The challenges include multi-step motion planning, multi-contact motion control and static equilibrium constraints satisfaction.


Bio:
Ruixiang Zhang received his B.Eng and M.Eng degrees from Harbin Institute of Technology, China and National University of Singapore, Singapore in 2001 and 2004 respectively. He is now a Ph.D candidate in Computer Science Department of Stanford University. His research interests are in humanoid robotics, climbing robotics and motion planning and control.