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I am currently a graduate student in the
Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, supported by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and advised by Chris Atkeson. Previously, I was a student in the Center for Robotics and Intelligent Machines at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where my research was jointly advised by (in the order of appearance) Magnus B. Egerstedt, Ayanna M. Howard, and Mike Stilman.
My research falls under the great umbrella of
intelligent systems, studying how artificial agents can achieve human-like intelligence through sophisticated perception, autonomy, and control. As a result, I’ve been known to flirt with artificial intelligence, computer vision, control theory, and machine learning, but I mainly consider myself to be a roboticist. My current research focuses on humanoid robots, developing algorithms for planning and control that enables these robots to meet and exceed the capabilities of human beings in performing everyday tasks.
According to the official Wikipedia records, I made my first edit on
October 20, 2006, at 5:39:37 PM. Although I've been a frequent reader previously, my real contributions did not begin until March 30, 2008, when I started adding my nonlinear control notes to Wikipedia and started a series of articles on the subject. I created my first article on the backstepping technique on March 31, 2008, and since then, I've made contributions to a variety of articles ranging from routing algorithms to Bellman award laureates.
's Jean-Claude Latombe motion planning algorithm Probabilistic Roadmap Method not only applies to robotic motion planning, but can also be used in protein trajectories simulations? (October 20, 2008) ... that
Georgia Tech professor and his Jeff S. Shamma MIT Ph.D. advisor Michael Athans both received the Donald P. Eckman Award, one of the most prestigious awards in control theory? (October 15, 2008) ... that
, a professor at John J. Leonard MIT CSAIL, developed a vision-based simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) algorithm for mapping the RMS Titanic? (October 13, 2008) ... that
, a professor of Matthew T. Mason robotics at Carnegie Mellon University, developed the first origami-folding robot in 2004? (October 8, 2008) ... that
was one of the foremost authorities in Bancroft Gherardi, Jr. early telephone engineering, and received the IEEE Edison Medal for his work on electrical communication? (October 4, 2008) ... that a
mimics the appearance of a common flower robot flower and contains simple sensing and home appliance functionalities, thus making it a service robot? (August 22, 2008) ... that
, a Henrik I. Christensen Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology, was the founder of the European Robotics Research Network (EURON)? (August 2, 2008) ... that
, a result in Massera's lemma stability theory and nonlinear control, can be used to construct common Lyapunov functions for switched systems? (July 20, 2008) ... that the
in exploration problem robotics is that of maximizing knowledge over an area by the use of a robot? (July 19, 2008) ... that the
is often considered the extended Kalman filter standard in de facto nonlinear state estimation? (July 18, 2008) ... that the
(VFH) Vector Field Histogram algorithm used in robotic motion planning received two major updates after its original creation in 1991, which were renamed as VFH+ and VFH*? (July 16, 2008) ... that
have a 360-degree omnidirectional cameras field of view and have been used in robotics to solve the simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) problem visually? (July 16, 2008)