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Can Erdogan


Room: MAR 5.065
Telephone: +49.30.314-73118

Research Interests

I am interested in robotic grasping and manipulation; specifically, in the exploitation of soft materials and contact to simplify perception and control models for real-world scenarios. My work consists of two stages. First, I analyze experimental data from human subjects on how they grasp objects with both their natural and soft robotic hands. The goal of this analysis is to reveal the underlying patterns in their grasp strategies such as how they contact the environment, how their coordinate their hand and arm movements, etc. Second, building upon these insights, I develop motion planning algorithms that exploit contact with the environment to grasp objects under visual and actuation uncertainty.


  • 07/2016 - present
    Research associate at RBO, TU Berlin (Oliver Brock).
    EU 2020 - Soft Manipulation Project
  • 09/2011 - 05/2016
    Research associate and Ph.D. student at Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Machines, Georgia Institute of Technology (Henrik Christensen, Frank Dellaert, Mike Stilman).
    Thesis title: Planning in Constraint Space for Multi-body Manipulation Tasks
    Humanoid Robotics Lab
  • 09/2007 - 05/2011
    Bachelor's in Computer Science and Minor in Robotics, Carnegie Mellon University

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