I am proud to announce that I have been promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure. This milestone would not have been possible without the help and support from my wonderful students and collaborators, as well as my friends and family. This acknowledgement is an accolade to them as much as it is to me. Looking forward to many more years of language and robots at Brown!
Read the full CS blog post!
Kevin Stacey and his team released a great article about progress in our drone project. I especially like the video! Thank you for a fantastic summer that included improved PID control, a working 3D Unscented Kalman Filter, and on-board, off-line SLAM, all on our little Raspberry Pi drone!
We also received the fantastic news that our IROS paper was accepted! Stay tuned for the presentation at IROS 2018. This paper describes the initial platform that we used for the course last fall. We are now on Version 3 of the hardware and software stack, and we can’t wait to see what else is in store!
I gave a keynote talk yesterday at the Conference on Robot Learning. It is so exciting to see so much great work being presented at CORL!
Stefanie won a NASA Early Career Faculty Award for Human-Robot Collaboration on Complex tasks! More information here.
We made two gingerbread houses and one gingerbread rocket ship at our holiday party!
We were interviewed on All Things Considered! We talked about grasping, why it’s hard, and what we plan to do about it. Also check out a video of baxter in action here