|If people do not believe that mathematics is
simple, it is only because they
do not realize how complicated life is.
~John Von Neumann
Jan. 2018 - Present: Associate researcher at IRI, Barcelona,
working at the ERC advanced grant CLOTHILDE.
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My first postdoc, at the GrabLab, Yale University, I applied my knowledge about parallel robots to the kinetostatics of hands holding objects with precision grasps, that have similar structure to a parallel manipulator. For hands, the legs are the fingers and the platform the object being manipulated.
During my postdoc at the High Perfomance Humanoid Technologies Lab (H2T), I worked on several approaches to transfer properties of grasping to whole-body support poses using multi-contacts, that share similar structure than a hand holding an object, in this case, the hand is the robot and the object is the environment. I also worked on innovative gripper designs.
In 2018 I returned to IRI, and I have been working on cloth manipulation focusing on grasping, scene state estimation and planning. In 2019 I won the Ramon y Cajal scholarship and in summer 2020 I started my new position as a permanent research assistant.
Rob˛tica i InformÓtica Industrial
jborras at iri dot upc dot edu
Check out my talks at the recently presented International Conference
A Versatile Gripper for Cloth Manipulation. Watch the talk here!
From the paper S. Donaire, J. BorrÓs, G. AlenyÓ and C. Torras. A versatile gripper for cloth manipulation. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 5(4): 6520-6527, 2020.
A Grasping-Centered Analysis for Cloth Manipulation. Watch the talk here!
From the paper J. BorrÓs, G. AlenyÓ and C. Torras. A grasping-centered analysis for cloth manipulation. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 36(3): 924-936, 2020.
Check out my Science Robotics paper!!
Free access from my publications page!
My career at a glance