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Hello, I’m Mike.

I am a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering at UW-Madison. Currently, I am working on Effective Human-Robot Teaming to Advance Aviation Manufacturing as part of the NASA University Leadership Initiative (ULI). My main research interests lie in controls and robotics. Previously, I was a manager at Epic Systems working on patient portals. I received my BS in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University in 2014 and my MS in Mechanical Engineering from UW-Madison in 2019.

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What do I work on?

I look for ways to make it easier for robots and humans to work together to complete complicated tasks. Currently, I study how to fuse together robot behaviors and real-time user corrections to address tasks that have a high-level of variability. My research falls at the intersection of Learning from Demonstration (LfD), Physical Human-Robot Interaction (PHRI), and Shared Autonomy.
More detail can be found at Wisconsin Robotics.

Curriculum Vitae Research Statement

Recent News

  • May 2023 - Excited to announce that I received a fellowship and will be starting as a postdoc at MIT this Fall!
  • May 2023 - Attended and presented at the Boeing Collaborative Robot Summit in Mesa, Arizona
  • April 2023 - Invited speaker for the Tufts Mechanical Engineering Colloquia
  • October 2022 - Attended and Presented at IROS 2022 in Kyoto, Japan
  • September 2022 - Our Franka Emika robot makes an appearance in the new UW-Madison commerical for TV spots.

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Recent Publications

I try to keep my google scholar page up to date. Below is an automatically generated set of recent pre-print publications from ArXiv: