Tarik Tosun is a Ph.D student in under Mark Yim in the University of Pennsylvania GRASP Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics.  His research focuses on modular robots.

Tarik Tosun’s CV

Featured Research

An End-to-End System for Accomplishing Tasks with Modular Robots

Best Systems Paper, RSS 2016.  In this paper, we present an end-to-end system for addressing tasks with modular robots, and demonstrate that it is capable of accomplishing challenging multi-part tasks in hardware experiments ...
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SMORES-EP

SMORES-EP is a modular robot designed and built at the University of Pennsylvania, and used by researchers at Penn and Cornell. SMORES stands for Self-Assembling MOdular Robot for Extreme Shapeshifting, and EP refers to the Electro-Permanent magnets the modules use to connect ...
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Kinematic Retargeting

Kinematic Retargeting is a process by which a pose or motion may be translated from one platform (robot, human, or embodied virtual agent) to another. The challenge in this task is that platforms may have different limb lengths, numbers of limbs, or degrees of freedom in their joints, making it ...
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The EP-Face Connector

Conference Highlight Talk. We present the EP-Face connector, a novel connector for hybrid chain-lattice type modular robots that is high- ...
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An End-to-End System for Accomplishing Tasks with Modular Robots

Best Systems Paper, RSS 2016.  In this paper, we present an end-to-end system for addressing tasks with modular robots, and ...
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SMORES-EP

SMORES-EP is a modular robot designed and built at the University of Pennsylvania, and used by researchers at Penn and ...
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Computer-Aided Compositional Design and Verification for Modular Robots

To take full advantage of the flexibility of a modular robot system, users must be able to create and verify ...
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Modular Robot Design Embedding

We have developed an algorithm that automatically detects embeddability of modular robot configurations. Simply put, a given design embeds another ...
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Kinematic Retargeting

Kinematic Retargeting is a process by which a pose or motion may be translated from one platform (robot, human, or ...
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