Research

Trestle Team My primary research interest is in planning and execution systems for flexible, coordinated, and cooperative multi-robot and robot-human teams, with an emphasis on execution-time conflict prediction and adaptation. I have also worked on the integration of humans into robotic teams via sliding autonomy, inter-robot coordination in both non-contact and cooperative manipulation scenarios, graduated and robust failure recovery, human-robot interaction, and social robotics. My thesis work was on Proactive Replanning for Multi-Robot Teams, as part of the Trestle project. My CV is available here.

Trestle Grid Team I defended my PhD thesis on January 7th, 2009, and am now working at Seegrid, a Pittsburgh industrial mobile robotics company. I'm also working with my former advisor, Reid Simmons, on the Gamebot project at Carnegie Mellon. During my tenure at the Robotics Institute, I was primarily involved in the Trestle and IDSR projects, as well as assisting with a number of others, including the Roboceptionist and Grace. See the Projects page for more details.

I was affiliated with the Reliable Autonomous Systems Lab and, to a lesser extent, the Field Robotics Center.

Proactive Replanning I received a B.S. in Computer Science and Human-Computer Interaction, with a minor in Robotics, from Carnegie Mellon in 2001. I entered the Robotics Institute's PhD program the following fall, where I earned my M.S. in Robotics in 2004 and my PhD in January 2009.