Dr. Matthew Stein
Currently, the robot is online weekdays when we are in the building. If online, it can be reached at http://labatar.rwu.edu. This page explains the project. Operating the robot requires a jave-enabled browser and Skype to see the live camera view. For an intruiging cyber-moment, we place another camera somewhere in the building and ask you to find yourself. When you do you can see what your avatar looks like.
In July 2014 I was also a visiting researcher at Le Institut de Recherche en
Communications et en Cybernétique de Nantes as part of the European Master on Advanced RObotics (EMARO) program. During this visit I worked with the Baxter Robot and the ROS operating system. View the technical report and the video demonstration of Baxter using visual servoing to grasp a beverage dispenser.
Course Web Pages - Fall 2014
Course Web Pages - Spring 2014
We are currently developing a mobile robot
to act as an avatar for a prospective distance education student to
take the Mechanics of Materials lab remotely. When online, the robot can be reached at http://labatar.rwu.edu
Summer 2012: Advance Modeling of a Skid-Steering Mobile
Robot for Remote Telepresence by Stefano Mafrica. Stefano is a student at the University of Genoa who came to RWU to work as part of a student exchange agreement. Mariella Buttaci also participated in this program but her thesis is as of yet unpublished.
Roger Williams University Publications
Other Roger Williams University Courses (I have taught):
Project: Site Experiences and the Move to Three Dimensions and Matthew R. Stein. The 2005
International Conference on Robotics and Automation Barcelona, Spain 2005.
ROBOTIC DEVICE FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL MANIPULATION OVER THE INTERNET by
Christopher Madden and Matthew Stein. Proceedings of DETC04: 28th
Biennial Mechanisms and Robotics Conference September 28 - October 2 Salt Lake
- Design Of A New PumaPaint
Interface And Its Use in One Year of Operation by Michael Coristine
and Matthew R. Stein. The 2004
International Conference on Robotics and Automation New Orleans, LA May
2004. View the PDF
file. PowerPoint Slides.
- RWRCCL: A New RCCL
Implementation Using Real-Time Linux And A Single CPU by Matthew R.
Stein. This paper describes a robot control system for PUMA robots that
I am offering free. Although
it was rejected from the 2004 International
Conference on Robotics and Automation, it may be interesting to anyone
trying to operate an old PUMA using a newer computer.
the PDF file.
PumaPaint Project (PDF). Journal of Autonomous Robots 15,255-265,
2003. Most comprehensive paper on the PumaPaint project.
- Chapter 16: One Year of
Puma Painting in Beyond
Webcams: An Introduction to Online Robots edited by Ken Goldberg
and Roland Siegwart. MIT Press. 2001
- Our Attempt at a Freshman
Engineering Course. Matthew Stein. American Society of Engineering
Education New England Section Annual Meeting, April 29th, 2000. UMass
- Our Second Attempt at a
Freshman Engineering Course. Matthew Stein. American Society of
Engineering Education New England Section Annual Meeting, April 20th,
2001. Roger Williams University.
- Hybrid Systems for Telepresence:
Experimental Platform Design. Matthew Stein and Miloš Žefran.
Telemanipulation and Telepresence Technologies VIII. SPIE Conference,
Newton, MA October, 2001.
- Sharing Resources Over The Internet For Robotics Education. Interesting project with Karen Sutherland from UW - La Crosse (at the time). 1999
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