I want to bring robotic technologies into our daily lives. This includes field robots, making homes green through automation, rehabilitation agents, and assistive robots for industry and the home.
I am currently working as a Robotics Engineer at NREC in Pittsburgh, PA. I am part of the core software team for CHIMP, our entry into the DARPA Robotics Challenge. My responsibilities include user interface design and implementation, perception, planning, and some systems work.
I specialize in physical human-robot interaction. However, my interests and skills encompass robotic systems:
In the sections below I present my work within the various sub-fields of robotics.
Robotics is really fun! That said, here are some other fun things I do in my spare time.