Publications

    Journals

  • Eduardo Torres-Jara, and Lorenzo Natale. Sensitive Manipulation: A novel approach to manipulation. Under submission. 2011.

  • E. Torres-Jara, K. Gilpin, J. Karges, R.J. Wood, and D. Russ. Compliant Modular Shape Memory Alloy Actuators IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine. Volume 17, Issue 4, pg 78-87, December 2010.

  • Charles C. Kemp, Aaron Edsinger, and Eduardo Torres-Jara. Challenges for Robot Manipulation in Human Environments. IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine. Volume 14, Issue 1, pg 20-29, March 2007.

  • Paul Fitzpatrick, Artur Arsenio, and Eduardo Torres-Jara. Reinforcing robot perception of multi-modal events through repetition and redundancy and repetition and redundancy. Interaction Studies Journal. Special Issue: Epigenetic Robotics. Volume 7:2 (2006),Page(s): 171-196.
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  • Brooks, R., Aryananda, L., Edsinger, A., Fitzpatrick, P., Kemp, C., O'Reilly, U.-M., Torres-Jara, E., Varshavskaya, P., and Weber, J. (2004). Sensing and manipulating built-for-human environments. International Journal of Humanoid Robotics, 1:1-28.
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    Conferences

  • Kyle Gilpin, Eduardo Torres-Jara, and Daniela Rus. Controlling Closed-Chain Robots with Complaint SMA Actuators: Algorithms and Experiments. ISER 2010, New Delih and Agra, India, 18-21, December, 2010.

  • Eduardo Torres-Jara and Gabriel Gomez. Fine sensitive manipulation. Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation, Canberra, Australia, 3-5 December, 2008.

  • Lorenzo Natale and Eduardo Torres-Jara. A sensitive approach to grasping. Sixth international Conference on Epigenetic Robotics, Paris, France, 20-22 September, 2006.
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  • Eduardo Torres-Jara. Obrero: a platform for sensitive manipulation. Humanoid Robots, 2005 5th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Dec. 5, 2005 Pages:327-332

  • Eduardo Torres-Jara, Lorenzo Natale and Paul Fitzpatrick. Tapping into touch. In Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Epigenetic Robotics: Modeling Cognitive Development in Robotic Systems July, 22-24 Nara, Japan Pages:79-86
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  • Paul Fitzpatrick and Eduardo Torres-Jara. The power of the dark side: using cast shadows for visually-guided touching Humanoid Robots, 2004 4th IEEE/RAS International Conference on Nov. 10-12, 2004 Page(s):437 - 449 Vol. 1
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  • Eduardo Torres-Jara and Jessica Banks. A simple and scalable force actuator. International Simposium of Robotics. Paris. March 2004.
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    Technical Reports

  • Eduardo Torres-Jara, Iuliu Vasilescu and Raul Coral. A Soft Touch: Compliant tactile sensors for sensitive manipulation. CSAIL Technical Report MIT-CSAIL-TR-2006-014 Mar. 1, 2006. The work in this paper has a patent.

    Theses

  • Eduardo Torres-Jara. A Self-Feeding Robot. SM Thesis. MIT. 2001. The creation of a robot that searched for power outlets to recharge its batteries and plugged itself in. This robot was invited to participate in the WIRED NextFest 2004.
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