International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems

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Howie Choset and Seth Hutchinson interview with the International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems

Interviewees: Howie Choset, Seth Hutchinson

IJARS team had the chance to sit for an interview with roboticists and Professors Howie Choset (Carnegie Mellon University) and Seth Hutchinson (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) at this year's ICRA. The viewers might find interesting to hear what Choset and Hutchinson consider to be the greatest developments in their field, the research they would like to be remembered for, issues in robotics that young students should be tackling these days as well as Hutchinson's insight on what makes a science publication truly relevant. Also, if you ever wondered what Engineering minds like to do in their free time, why there is a Seth & Howie McDonalds tradition and what it’s about, or what their favorite music or books are, we invite you to watch our interview with this great robotics duo who may even make you laugh out loud.

Type: Video Interview
Interviewees: Howie Choset, Seth Hutchinson
Location: Seattle, USA
Filmed: May 2015
Published: December 2015
DOI: 10.5772/62191
Copyright: InTech
License: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Howie Choset, Seth Hutchinson
Credits: ECE Illinois and Carnegie Mellon

Seth Hutchinson is a faculty member at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, where he is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Coordinated Science Laboratory, and the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. He received his Bachelors, Masters, and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University. He has published more than 200 papers on the topics of his research interests: vision-based control of robotic manipulators, robot motion planning, and computer vision.

Howie Choset is a Professor of Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University. Motivated by applications in confined spaces, Choset has created a comprehensive program in snake robots, which has led to basic research in mechanism design, path planning, motion planning, and estimation. Choset directs the Undergraduate Robotics Minor at Carnegie Mellon and teaches an overview course on Robotics which uses series of custom developed Lego Labs to complement the course work. In 2002 the MIT Technology Review elected Choset as one of its top 100 innovators in the world under 35. Choset also co-founded a company called Medrobotics (formerly Cardiorobotics) which makes a small surgical snake robot for minimally invasive surgery.

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