CDS Lecture Series

George Kantor
Robotics Institute
Center for the Foundations of Robotics
Field Robotics Center
Carneigie Mellon University

Dr. George Kantor received a Ph.D. in ECE at the University of Maryland in 1999 (advisor: Prof. P.S. Krishnaprasad). He is currently a Project Scientist at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University with joint appointments in the Field Robotics Center and the Center for the Foundations of Robotics. His primary interests lie in the control of mobile robotic mechanisms with interesting dynamics such as RHEX (a six-legged walking/running mobile robot) and Ballbot (an omnidirectional mobile robot platform that balances on a single spherical wheel.) Other research interests include simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) and distributed sensor networks. Dr. Kantor teaches classes in control theory and robotic manipulation at CMU, and he is a coauthor of the recently published textbook Principles of Robot Motion: Theory, Algorithms, and Implementation (MIT Press, 2005).

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