Neil T. Dantam

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Neil Dantam is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Colorado School of Mines.

Neil's research focuses on robot planning and control. He has developed methods to combine discrete and geometric planning, improve Cartesian control, and analyze discrete robot policies. In addition, he has worked on practical aspects of robot manipulation and software design to ensure that new theoretical techniques can be validated in the physical world.

Previously, Neil was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computer Science at Rice University working with Prof. Lydia Kavraki and Prof. Swarat Chaudhuri. Neil received a Ph.D. in Robotics from Georgia Tech, advised by Prof. Mike Stilman, and B.S. degrees in Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. He has worked at iRobot Research, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, and Raytheon. Neil received the Georgia Tech President's Fellowship, the Georgia Tech/SAIC paper award, an American Control Conference '12 presentation award, and was a Best Paper and Mike Stilman Award finalist at HUMANOIDS '14.

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Recent News

Learning Proofs of Motion Planning Infeasibility(External Link) was accepted at RSS.
Optimizing Non-Markovian Information Gain under Physics-based Communication ConstraintsPDF was presented at ICRA.
Task and Motion Planning(External Link) was published in the Springer Encyclopedia of Robotics.
Towards General Infeasibility Proofs in Motion PlanningPDF was presented at IROS.
Robust and efficient forward, differential, and inverse kinematics using dual quaternionsPDF was published in The International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR).
Mines starts new Robotics Graduate Program(External Link) offering Ph.D. and M.S. degrees.
Our paper Learning Feasibility for Task and Motion Planning in Tabletop EnvironmentsPDF was accepted in Robotics and Automation Letters.

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Assistant Professor, Colorado School of Mines
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Brown Hall, Rm 280H
Colorado School of Mines
1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401
USA