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Ethan Tira-Thompson
PhD Student, RI
Alumnus of RI.
Research Interests

I am interested in manipulation, locomotion, navigation, consumer/home robotics, and human-computer interaction. These interests come together in my current research to model low-cost servos so they can be used for dynamic and delicate manipulation in consumer devices.

I expect to extend this research to provide a software architecture for manipulation tasks in the Tekkotsu project, allowing developers to semantically describe desired manipulations in a straightforward manner, and rely on the robot to carry out the intended manipulation in a robust manner.

I also enjoy graphic design, photography, and juggling!

Research Interest Keywords
controleducationmachine learningmanipulationmotion planning