In 2012, Peter Stone (my advisor) and I started the Building Wide Intelligence (BWI) Lab with the long term goal of setting up a distributed intelligence system inside the Gates CS building at UT. As part of this project, I was the primary hardware and software developer for a set of Segway RMP based platforms, and my dissertation research focuses on multi-robot coordination. More information is available on the BWI webpage.
From 2009 - 2012, I was a member of the AustinVilla robot soccer team. I primarily worked on the vision system for the Aldebaran Nao robots. In 2012, we won the SPL in Mexico City! In addition, we secured 3rd place overall in the SPL at RoboCup 2010 and 1st place at the US Open 2010 and 2012.
From 2010-2013, I was a part of the autonomous vehicle project “Marvin” at UT Austin. My initial research focused on detecting drivable surfaces using laser rangefinder data, and later encompassed all facets of the software infrastructure. Through this project I became familiar with Robot Operating System (ROS) which I now use in all robotics related projects I work on at UT.
In addition, from Fall 2011 to Fall 2012, I was the primary instructor for the Freshman Research Initiative (FRI) course on Intelligent Autonomous Robotics. As part of this course, I introduced freshmen student to robotics research in computer science. I served as the Teaching Assistant in Spring 2011 for the class with the project.