BioPeter received the degrees of B.S. in Computer Science from National Chiao-Tung University, in 2010, Taiwan, M.S. in Computer Science from National Taiwan University, in 2012, and PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT, in 2018. He worked with Alberto Rodriguez, and John Leonard in mCube lab. He studied physical contact (e.g. pushing objects) to help robots to understand the physical world. His work on state estimation are published in IROS and ICRA: Shape and Pose recovery from Planar Pushing, More than a Million Ways to Be Pushed, and State Estimation for Planar Pushing and Insertion.
Designing robots to improve people's lives has always been his career goal. He worked on perception problems in DARPA Robotics Challenge (2013-2015), and served as perception and software lead in Amazon Robotics Challenge (Second Place 2015, Third Place in 2016, First Place in Stowing in 2017).
2018/06 Co-founded XYZ Robotics and work as CTO to push the boundary of robotics manipulation technology in industrial applications. We are hiring and forming industrial partners. Webpage
2017/03/21 I gave a talk "Perception for manipulation" in MIT Vision Seminar.
2016/09 I was the lead TA of 2.12 Intro to Robotics. I revised the lab materials using ROS framework and designed the final project competition "Pokemon Robotics Challenge." Materials are available here. I got a score of 6.9 out of 7 in course evaluation.
2016/09/01 I gave a webinar on MIT APC approach for ABB research worldwide.
2016/08 I co-hosted the Automation for Warehouse Logistics Materials. We discussed both the Amazon Picking Challenge approaches as well as current needs and technology in Warehouse automation. Talks are recorded and published online.
2016/07/02 Got 3rd place in Stowing task in Amazon Picking Challenge.
2016/04/30 We collected a large-scale high-fidelity experimental data set of planar pushing.
2015/08/11 Got second place in MIT Solve-a-Thon - TEAM p-shirt. We proposed a wearable bend with sensors that helps detect pneumonia.
2015/05/28 Got second place in Amazon Picking Challenge.