Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Class of 1957 Career Development Professor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
Using machine-learning and sensory hardware, Alberto Rodriguez, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and members of MIT's MCube lab, have developed a robot that is learning how to play the game Jenga®. The technology could be used in robots for manufacturing assembly lines.
Using a novel dataset that captures how pushed objects move, Associate Professor Alberto Rodriguez is training robots to “learn” pushing dynamics that are fundamental to many complex object-manipulation tasks.
Associate Professor Alberto Rodriguez has found a way to significantly speed up the planning process required for a robot to adjust its grasp on an object by pushing that object against a stationary surface.
CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITYPh.D Robotics
Universitat Politecnica de CatalunyaDegree in Telecommunications Engineering
Universitat Politecnica de CatalunyaDegree in Mathematics