Contact Information

 

Andreas ten Pas

Address:

College of Computer and Information Science
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
West Village H, #202
Boston, MA 02115, USA

Office: West Village H, #214 (0016173732502)

E-mail: atp at ccs dot neu dot edu


Short Biography

I'm currently a Ph.D. student in the Helping Hands Lab in the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University, advised by Professor Robert Platt.

My work is in the field of perception and robotics. In particular, I'm focussing on perception for robotic grasping and manipulation.

I started my PhD in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University at Buffalo.


Research Interests

Present: Perception for robotic grasping and manipulation, probabilistic robotics, simulation based planning.

Past: Game theory, fairness in multi-agent systems.


Publications

Papers

  1. Andreas ten Pas and Robert Platt. Using Geometry to Detect Grasps in 3D Point Clouds.
    Accepted at ISRR2015.
    (arXiv) (Video) (ROS Package)

  2. Giulia Franchi, Andreas ten Pas, Robert Platt and Stefano Panzieri. The Baxter Easyhand: A Robot Hand That Costs $150 US in Parts.
    Accepted at IROS2015.

  3. Andreas ten Pas and Robert Platt. Localizing Grasp Affordances in 3-D Points Clouds Using Taubin Quadric Fitting.
    International Symposium on Experimental Robotics (ISER), Morocco, June 2014.
    (PDF) (Video) (ROS Package)

  4. Rui Li, Robert Platt, Wenzhen Yuan, Andreas ten Pas, Nathan Roscup, Edward Adelson. Localization and Manipulation of Small Parts Using GelSight Tactile Sensing.
    IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), USA, September 2014.
    (PDF)

Workshops

  1. Andreas ten Pas and Robert Platt. Localizing Grasp Affordances in 3-D Points Clouds Using Taubin Quadric Fitting.
    Northeast Robotics Colloquium, Second Edition (poster). October 2013. Harvard University. Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
    (PDF)

Theses

  1. Simulation Based Planning for Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes with Continuous Observation Spaces.
    M.Sc. Thesis. August 2012. Department of Knowledge Engineering, Maastricht University. Maastricht, The Netherlands.
    Third place in the Master Artificial Intelligence category for best faculty thesis.
    (PDF)

  2. Metastrategies in the Colored Trails Game.
    B.Sc. Thesis. August 2010. Department of Knowledge Engineering, Maastricht University. Maastricht, The Netherlands.
    (PDF)

Education


Professional Experience


Videos

Using Geometry to Detect Grasps in 3D Point Clouds



Handle Localization in 3D Point Clouds



Gesture Recognition

with Nathaniel Mahowald, Ali Elgabri, and Dimitrios Kanoulas



Student Projects

Naos

Software

All of my software is available on github.
  1. ROS package to localize antipodal grasps in 3D point clouds (instructions).

  2. ROS package to localize handle-like grasps in 3D point clouds (instructions).