We’re 3 MIT roboticists, here to answer Qs about programming, academia and anything!
Hi! We're a trio of researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, the largest research lab at MIT and the home of people who do things like make robotic fish, invent the World Wide Web and listen to your conversations using potato-chip bags.
We thought it’d be fun to chat with you guys and share more about what we do and what it’s like to be at MIT CSAIL.
Feel free to ask us questions about (almost) anything, including but not limited to:
-why computer science is amazing
-how we got into programming
-the best and worst parts about grad school
-what we think about all day
-why it’s important to get young people excited about coding!
Here’s a bit about each of us with relevant links, etc.:
did undergrad at Carnegie Mellon University!
does research on 3D robotic perception
has also studied space robotics
I once was kidnapped by CSAIL’s robots in the name of ALS awareness
did my undergrad at MIT
does research on artificial intelligence and robotic manipulation
I can dance to disco tunes, and I once programmed a PR2 robot to join me
did undergrad at UC-Santa Cruz (go Banana Slugs!)
my thesis abbreviates to “SWAG”
Ask away! (You can also Tweet your questions here)
Requisite disclaimer: we are by no means speaking for MIT or CSAIL in any official capacity!
UPDATE: 2:00 p.m. EST we're here!
UPDATE: 4:00 p.m. EST we're now done! Hope the answers were helpful!!! It has been fun!