Hi, I am a PhD student with Prof. Dave Held at the CMU Robotics Institute. I am interested in research on robotic perception and manipulation. I am supported by a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

Prior to starting a PhD, I worked on human-robot interaction with Prof. Maya Cakmak at UW and Prof. Brian Scassellati at Yale.

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Contact: tweng (at) andrew.cmu.edu


Recent Blog Posts

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Neural Grasp Distance Fields for Robot Manipulation
Thomas Weng, David Held, Franziska Meier, Mustafa Mukadam
International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2023
Learning to Singulate Layers of Cloth based on Tactile Feedback
Sashank Tirumala*, Thomas Weng*, Daniel Seita*, Oliver Kroemer, Zeynep Temel, David Held
International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2022 - Best Paper at ROMADO-SI
FabricFlowNet: Bimanual Cloth Manipulation with a Flow-based Policy
Thomas Weng, Sujay Bajracharya, Yufei Wang, David Held
Conference on Robot Learning (CoRL), 2021
Cloth Region Segmentation for Robust Grasp Selection
Jianing Qian*, Thomas Weng*, Luxin Zhang, Brian Okorn, David Held
International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2020
Multi-Modal Transfer Learning for Grasping Transparent and Specular Objects
Thomas Weng, Amith Pallankize, Yimin Tang, Oliver Kroemer, David Held
Robotics and Automation Letters (RAL) with presentation at the International Conference of Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2020
Robot Object Referencing through Legible Situated Projections
Thomas Weng, Leah Perlmutter, Stefanos Nikolaidis, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Maya Cakmak
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2019
RobotIST: Interactive Situated Tangible Robot Programming
Yasaman S Sefidgar*, Thomas Weng*, Heather Harvey, Sarah Elliott, Maya Cakmak
Proceedings of the Symposium on Spatial User Interaction (SUI), 2018
Modeling communicative behaviors for object references in human-robot interaction
Henny Admoni, Thomas Weng, Brian Scassellati
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2016
Robot nonverbal behavior improves task performance in difficult collaborations
Henny Admoni, Thomas Weng, Bradley Hayes, Brian Scassellati
11th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), 2016