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Christopher R. Baker
NREC Commercialization Specialist, RI
Office: NREC 256
Fax: 412-681-6900
  Mailing address:
National Robotics Engineering Center
10 40th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Affiliated Center(s):
 National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC)
Research Interests

As a function of recent and rapid advancements in technology, real-world application domains are now becoming accessible to robotic systems. The first and perhaps most important problems posed to robots will be those involving environments that are unpleasant, dangerous, or completely impossible for a human worker to endure. I am pursuing the challenges surrounding the design, construction, integration and ongoing development of robotic systems for operation in otherwise inaccessible and/or hazardous environments. Specifically, I am researching hardware and software architectures and systems that enable robust, reliable and safe operation in difficult and uncertain environments.

I also maintain two responsibilities within the Robotics Institute: I manage the FRC Electronics Lab and am the current developer of the CMU 1394 Digital Camera Driver.

Research Interest Keywords
active perceptionarchitecturescomputer graphicsdata visualizationfield roboticshazardous environmentsmechatronicsmobile robotsmotion planningrange datarange finderssensor fusionsystems engineering