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Hello, I’m Mike.

I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Aeronautics and Astronautics department at MIT. As a researcher, I work on developing methods for effective human-robot teaming with a focus on contact-rich tasks that are physically demanding on people. My main research interests lie in shared autonomy and robot learning. Before working in robotics, 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/PhD in mechanical engineering from UW-Madison in 2019 and 2023, respectively. If you are interested in chatting/collaborating, don't hesitate to reach out!

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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. My research falls at the intersection of Learning from Demonstration (LfD), physical Human-Robot Interaction (PHRI), and shared autonomy.

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Recent News

  • September 2023 - Started as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the AeroAstro department at MIT working with Julie Shah
  • September 2023 - Some of our work on human-robot teaming for sanding was featured in the UW-Madison 175th Anniversary Video!
  • July 2023 - Defended my thesis: "Toward Effective Human-Robot Teaming through Corrections"
  • May 2023 - Excited to announce that I received a fellowship and will be starting as a postdoc at MIT this Fall!

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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: