Patrick Lancaster

Graduate Research Assistant
Personal Robotics Lab
Sensor Systems Lab

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I am a CSE Ph.D student working with Siddhartha Srinivasa and Joshua Smith at the University of Washington. My research goal is to enable dexterous robot manipulation in real world scenarios. I am interested in solutions at the intersection of multi-modal perception, reinforcement learning, and adaptive control. To that end, my past research has focused on occlusion robust perception based on fingertip embedded proximity sensors, and model predictive control of light-weight and low power hybrid actuated manipulators.


Proximity Sensing for Pose Estimation During In-Hand Manipulation

Patrick Lancaster, Pratik Gyawali, Christoforos Mavrogiannis, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Joshua Smith

Submitted to IROS 2022

Electrostatic Brakes Enable Individual Joint Control of Underactuated, Highly Articulated Robots

Patrick Lancaster, Christoforos Mavrogiannis, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Joshua Smith

Submitted to IJRR

Motivating Physical Activity via Competitive Human-Robot Interaction

Boling Yang, Golnaz Habibi, Patrick E. Lancaster, Byron Boots, Joshua R. Smith

CoRL 2022

Benchmarking Robot Manipulation with the Rubik’s Cube

Boling Yang, Patrick E. Lancaster, Siddhartha S. Srinivasa, and Joshua R. Smith

IEEE RA-L (2020)

MuSHR: A Low-Cost, Open-Source Robotic Racecar for Education and Research

Siddhartha S. Srinivasa, Patrick Lancaster, Johan Michalove, Matt Schmittle, Colin Summers, Matthew Rockett, Joshua R. Smith, Sanjiban Choudhury, Christoforos Mavrogiannis, Fereshteh Sadeghi

Improved Proximity, Contact, and Force Sensing via Optimization of Elastomer-Air Interface Geometry

Patrick Lancaster, Joshua Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa

ICRA 2019

Visionless Tele-Exploration of 3D Moving Objects

Kevin Huang*, Patrick Lancaster*, Joshua R. Smith and Howard Jay Chizeck

ROBIO 2018

Improved Object Pose Estimation via Deep Pre-touch Sensing

Patrick Lancaster, Boling Yang, Joshua R. Smith

IROS 2017

Pre-touch Sensing for Sequential Manipulation

Boling Yang, Patrick Lancaster, Joshua R. Smith

ICRA 2017

2D and 3D Millimeter-Wave Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging on a PR2 Platform

Claire M. Watts, Patrick Lancaster, Andreas Pedross-Engel, Joshua R. Smith, and Matthew S. Reynolds

IROS 2016

Transmissive Optical Pretouch Sensing for Robotic Grasping

Di Guo, Patrick Lancaster, Liang-Ting Jiang, Fuchun Sun, and Joshua R. Smith

IROS 2015