My research focuses on two thrusts: (1) embedding sensing, computation, and actuation into materials to make materials smart, and (2) investigating how robots can take advantage of such smart materials to improve perception and control. I currently study two classes of systems: smart material systems that can change their physical properties based on local sensing and distributed computation and robotic manipulation. More recently, I have engaged in operations research around manufacturing to better understand how robotic mobility and manipulation can be applied in the real world.
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Proceedings of the ... IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems.
CSCI 1300 - Computer Science 1: Starting Computing
Fall 2019 / Fall 2021
Teaches techniques for writing computer programs in higher level programming languages to solve problems of interest in a range of application domains. Appropriate for students with little to no experience in computing or programming. Degree credit not granted for this course and CSCI 1310 or CSCI 1320 or ECEN 1310. Same as CSPB 1300.
CSCI 3302 - Introduction to Robotics
Introduces students to fundamental concepts in autonomous robotics: mechanisms, locomotion, kinematics, control, perception and planning. Consists of lectures and lab sessions that are geared toward developing a complete navigation stack on a miniature mobile robotic platform. Same as ECEN 3303.
GEEN 1400 - Engineering Projects
First-year students solve real engineering design problems in interdisciplinary teams. Design projects vary by section. Curriculum focuses on iterative design process, teamwork and team dynamics, supporting design with testing and analysis, and technical writing. Completed projects are exhibited at an end-of-semester design expo. Students responsible for contributing towards their design project budget and poster costs, and purchasing safety glasses (approximately $75).