Ariel Anders, PhD2020-06-11T04:58:27+00:00

2019 PhD in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Curriculum Vitae


Where they are now:



University of California, Santa Cruz

Robots are awesome!!

My research focus is humanoid robotic manipulation. My master’s thesis investigated applying reinforcement learning to robotic grasping. More recently I collaborated on a multi robot planning project that was applied to several domains, including a drink delivery one. I focused on the manipulation aspect of this project and programmed our PR2 robot to pick up drinks and place them on smaller mobile robots. My current focus is improving a robot’s manipulation ability by creating motion constraints to limit an object’s motion for repeatable and robust movement results. Ultimately, my goal for my research is for the robot to solve long sequential manipulation problems like cleaning up my dorm room.

Sometimes I spend my Thursday nights as a Karaoke host at the Thirsty Ear. I’m also a proud supporter of Hawaiian shirt Wednesday.



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