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Matthew J. Travers

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Systems Scientist
Office: 3207 Newell-Simon Hall
Phone: (412) 268-3818
Administrative Assistant: Peggy A. Martin

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My research focuses on developing the intelligence necessary to enable complex platforms to autonomously interact with and perform meaningful work in complex environments. The task areas on which I am currently focusing include biologically inspired dynamic locomotion and learning, compliant manipulation for agriculture and food preparation, managing uncertainty in human-robot interaction, and field-ready search and rescue robotics. The central ideas that underlie the analytical aspects of my work are drawn from classical control theory, Bayesian inference, practical optimal control, and modern reinforcement learning.

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Using Lie algebra for shape estimation of medical snake robots
Arun Srivatsan Rangaprasad, Matthew J. Travers and Howie Choset

Conference Paper, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, September, 2015
Visual Sensing for Developing Autonomous Behavior in Snake Robots
Hugo Ponte, Max Queenan, Christoph Mertz, Matthew J. Travers, Florian Enner, Martial Hebert and Howie Choset

Conference Paper, 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2014), June, 2014

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