CoSTAR on the DVRK

One of our students has been working on putting CoSTAR on the Da Vinci surgical robot. Maybe some day we will be able to use it to create an intelligent robotic assistant for surgeons? You can check out a very,...

CoSTAR Paper

Anyone interested in CoSTAR: you can look up an early version of this material here. It’s a description of how we designed the system and the various issues we ran into when building our framework for end-user instruction of industrial...

CoSTAR Instructor

As of today, CoSTAR’s Instructor UI is available on GitHub. You can also find it with the rest of our project.

Getting started with Git

It has come to my attention that a lot of our new and incoming students have not really used Git before. Git’s an incredibly useful tool for software engineering; it’s particularly important for working on group projects. There are a...

Building a Behavior Tree with CoSTAR

CoSTAR is a framework we have been developing for authoring robot task plans. It is still very much a work in progress, but we are excited about how well it is coming a long. A crucial part of letting end-users...