Neil T. Dantam

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Neil Dantam is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computer Science at Rice University working with Prof. Lydia Kavraki and Prof. Swarat Chaudhuri.

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.

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.


Recent News

Invited to speak at the Humanoids 2016(External Link) workshop Towards Humanoid Robots OS(External Link)
Incremental Task and Motion Planning: A Constraint-Based ApproachPDF was accepted at RSS 2016
Unix Philosophy and the Real World: Control Software for Humanoid RobotsPDF published(External Link) in Frontiers in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
Proposed Workshop on Task and Motion Planning(External Link) accepted for RSS 2016.
Task and Motion Policy Synthesis as Liveness GamesPDF accepted to ICAPS 2016
Kinematically Constrained Workspace Control via Linear OptimizationPDF was accepted at HUMANOIDS 2015
The Ach IPC Library published(External Link) in IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine (RAM). submitted versionPDF


Postdoctoral Research Associate, Rice University
Duncan Hall, Rm 3061
Rice University
Houston, TX 77005