ESP Biography

KWESI RUTLEDGE, Postdoc Studying Robot Arms

Major: CSAIL

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Kwesi Rutledge is a METEOR Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. He currently works with Profs. Chuchu Fan and Nicholas Roy on the topics of combining control theory with abstract planning principles to make better, safer manipulators. Before coming to MIT, I did my Bachelor's and PhD degrees at the University of Michigan, where I worked on the theoretical foundations of control and Formal Methods for control systems.

Past Classes

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C15543: Robots Thinking and Acting in the Wild in Spark 2023 (Mar. 18 - 19, 2023)
Have you ever wondered what robots think about? What manifests in their mechanical minds? In this course, we will introduce some of the common components of robotic thinking: sensing, perception, localization, mapping, planning, and control. Together, these components allow robots to figure out where they are, what is around them, and what they should do next. We’ll also bring along our 1/10th scale autonomous car to demonstrate a robotic system in action!