National Geographic Emerging Explorers

I am thrilled to join the 2013 class of National Geographic Emerging Explorers. The NG Explorers Symposium in June should be an excellent event. Anastasia Cronin took the picture of me for my Explorer profile when she visited Willow Garage, and drove a PR2 around to retrieve various objects (from an RMS web interface).

Demonstration video of using RMS for mobile manipulation with KUKA YouBot and (0:21) Willow Garage PR2:

As a side note, this was my favorite congratulatory message:

On Thu, May 16, 2013 at 5:59 PM, Littman, Michael wrote:
In my field, I think it’s always better to be an explorer than an exploiter. :-)

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