Ndivhuwo Makondo  Ndivhuwo Makondo photo         

contact information

Research Scientist
IBM Research | Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa


Professional Associations

Professional Associations:  IEEE Robotics and Automation Society  |  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)



Revolutionising manufacturing by accelerating robot learning
Ndivhuwo Makondo
CSIR Science Scope 13(1), 44-45, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), 2018

Accelerating Model Learning with Inter-robot Knowledge Transfer
Ndivhuwo Makondo, Benjamin Rosman, Osamu Hasegawa
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), IEEE, 2018

A Non-Linear Manifold Alignment Approach to Robot Learning from Demonstrations
Ndivhuwo Makondo, Michihisa Hiratsuka, Benjamin Rosman, Osamu Hasegawa
Journal of robotics and mechatronics 30(2), 265-281, Fuji Press, 2018
robot learning, nonlinear system, manifold alignment, machine learning, knowledge transfer, computer science, artificial intelligence


Trajectory learning from human demonstrations via manifold mapping
Michihisa Hiratsuka, Ndivhuwo Makondo, Benjamin Rosman, Osamu Hasegawa
2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), pp. 3935-3940
trajectory, robot kinematics, robot control, robot, procrustes analysis, manifold, kinematics, computer vision, computer science, artificial intelligence


Knowledge transfer for learning robot models via Local Procrustes Analysis
Ndivhuwo Makondo, Benjamin Rosman, Osamu Hasegawa
2015 IEEE-RAS 15th International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids), pp. 1075-1082
transfer of learning, simulation, semi supervised learning, robot kinematics, procrustes analysis, machine learning, knowledge transfer, kinematics, forward kinematics, data modeling, computer science, artificial intelligence


Geometric technique for the kinematic modeling of a 5 DOF redundant manipulator
Ndivhuwo Makondo, Jonathan Claassens, Nkgatho Tlale, Martin Braae
2012 5th Robotics and Mechatronics Conference of South Africa, pp. 1-7
singularity, robot end effector, mathematics, mathematical optimization, manipulator, kinematics, iterative and incremental development, inverse kinematics, control theory, collision