James J. Kuffner

James Kuffner is a Research Scientist at Google and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. He received a Ph.D. from the Stanford University Dept. of Computer Science Robotics Laboratory in 1999. He spent two years as a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Tokyo working on software and planning algorithms for humanoid robots. He joined the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute in 2002. He has published over 100 technical papers and received the Okawa Foundation Award for Young Researchers in 2007.

Google Publications


    Cloud-based robot grasping with the google object recognition engine

    Ben Kehoe, Akihiro Matsukawa, Sal Candido, James Kuffner, Ken Goldberg

    IEEE Int’l Conf. on Robotics and Automation (2013), pp. 8


    Physically-based Grasp Quality Evaluation under Pose Uncertainty

    Junggon Kim, Kunihiro Iwamoto, James J.Kuffner, Yasuhiro Ota, Nancy S. Pollard

    IEEE Transactions on Robotics (2013)


    Space-Filling Trees: A New Perspective on Incremental Search for Motion Planning

    James J. Kuffner, Steven M. LaValle

    Proc. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IEEE (2011)

Previous Publications


    Claytronics: highly scalable communications, sensing, and actuation networks

    Burak Aksak, Preethi Srinivas Bhat, Jason Campbell, Michael DeRosa, Stanislav Funiak, Phillip B. Gibbons, Seth Copen Goldstein, Carlos Guestrin, Casey Helfrich, James F. Hoburg, Brian Kirby, James Kuffner, Peter Lee, Todd C. Mowry, Padmanabhan Pillai, Ram Ravichandran, Benjamin D. Rister, Srinivasan Seshan, Metin Sitti, Haifeng Yu

    SenSys (2005), pp. 299