Tarik Tosun is a Robotics Research Scientist at Samsung Research America.  He received his Ph.D from the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics.  At Penn, he worked under Professor Mark Yim as a member of ModLab, a subsidiary of the GRASP Lab.

Tarik Tosun’s CV

Featured Research

Autonomous Modular Robots

Science Robotics, 2018. The theoretical ability of modular robots to reconfigure in response to complex tasks in a priori unknown environments has frequently been cited as an advantage and remains a major motivator for work in the field. We present a modular robot system capable of autonomously completing high-level tasks by ...
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Environment Augmentation with Modular Robots

Featured on IEEE Spectrum and TechCrunch! We present a system enabling a modular robot to autonomously build structures in order to accomplish high-level tasks.  Building structures allows the robot to surmount large obstacles, expanding the set of tasks it can perform. This addresses a common weakness of modular robot systems, ...
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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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Autonomous Modular Robots

Science Robotics, 2018. The theoretical ability of modular robots to reconfigure in response to complex tasks in a priori unknown environments ...
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Environment Augmentation with Modular Robots

Featured on IEEE Spectrum and TechCrunch! We present a system enabling a modular robot to autonomously build structures in order ...
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PaintPots

The PaintPot manufacturing process is a new way to create low-cost, low-profile, highly customizable potentiometers for position sensing in robotic ...
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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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