Modeling and control of humanoid systems
Humanoids are difficult systems to control because they need to coordinate many low-level behaviors to accomplish complex tasks while being responsive to the changing environment. [more ]
Analysis and assistance of human motor function
In this area, I study multi-contact compliant control techniques and balance dynamics to generate motion patterns of subjects supporting their bodies with hands and feet. The aims is to generate motion and contact patterns for neuromuscular feedback needed to enable assisted postural stance and walk on the disabled.[more ]
Luis Sentis. Synthesis and Control of Whole-Body Behaviors in Humanoid Systems , Ph.D. Thesis, Stanford University, July 2007, (7.4 MB).
Luis Sentis and Oussama Khatib, A Whole-Body Control Framework for Humanoids Operating in Human Environments , Proceedings of the IEEE Internactional Conference in Robotics and Automation, Orlando, USA, May 2006.
Luis Sentis and Oussama Khatib, Synthesis of whole-body behaviors through hierarchical control of behavioral primitives . International Journal of Humanoid Robotics. 2(4):505-518, December 2005.
Luis Sentis and Oussama Khatib, Control of Free-Floating Humanoid Robots Through Task Prioritization . Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference in Robotics and Automation. Barcelona, Spain, April 2005.
Luis Sentis and Oussama Khatib, Task-Oriented Control of Humanoid Robots Through Prioritization , IEEE-RAS/RSJ International Conference on Humanoid Robots, Santa Monica, USA, November 2004.
Oussama Khatib, Luis Sentis. Jae-Heung Park, James Warren, Whole Body Dynamic Behavior and Control of Human-Like Robots . International Journal of Humanoid Robotics. 1(1): 1-15, March 2004.
Oussama Khatib, Oliver Brock, K.C. Chang, Diego Ruspini, Luis Sentis. Sriram Viji, Human-Centered Robotics and Interactive Haptic Simulation . International Journal of Robotics Research. 23(2):167, February 2004.
Oussama Khatib, James Warren, Vincent De Sapio, Luis Sentis. Human-Like Motion From Physiologically-Based Potential Energies . Advances in Robot Kinematics. Kluwer Academic Publishers, first edition, 2004, pp. 149-163.
Oussama Khatib, Oliver Brock, K.C. Chang, Diego Ruspini, Luis Sentis. Sriram Viji, Robots for the Human and Interactive Simulations . Proceedings of the 11th World Congress in Mechanism and Machine Science. Tianjin, China, 2003.
Oussama Khatib, Oliver Brock, Kyong-Sok Chang, Diego Ruspini, Luis Sentis. and Sriram Viji, Human-Centered Robotics and Interactive Haptic Simulation . Robotics Research, The Tenth International Symposiun (ISRR’2001). Lorne, Victoria, Australia, November 2001, Springer-Verlag, 2002.
Oussama Khatib, Oliver Brock, Kyong-Sok Chang, Francois Conti, Diego Ruspini, and Luis Sentis. Robotics and Interactive Simulation . Communications of the ACM 45(3): 46-51, March 2002.
Oussama Katib, Oliver Brock, Kyong-Sok Chang, Diego Ruspini, Luis Sentis. Efficient algorithms for robots with human-like structures and interactive haptic simulation. Advances in Robot Kinematics:Theory and Applications. Eds, Lenarcic, J. and Thomas, F. Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002, pp. 89-98.