My name is Chris Thierauf.
I'm a robotics research assistant and PhD student at the Human-Robot Interaction Lab at Tufts University.
I design, build, and program robots that help investigate how people and robots interact in human environments.
On this website, you can find more about my publications, other past projects, check out my curriculum vitae, or get in touch.
My graduate level research began in September 2020. Two papers are currently pending peer review. Research that has passed peer review is available below.
- Curriculum learning on simulated and real-world robots (published in AAMAS).
- UVC Disinfection Robot (published in ICRA).
- Lecture on 3D printing and Free Software at LibrePlanet, Spring 2019.
- Undergraduate conference paper on networking 3D printers, Summer 2018.
- Laser Scarecrow grant involvement, Summer 2018.
Other projects and robots
My full curriculum vitae can be downloaded here. Here's a summary of the important bits:
- Undergoing PhD and Masters degrees at Tufts University (Human-Robot Interaction via joint degree in Computer Science and Psychology, expected completion 2022/2026)
- Completed B.Sc in Computer Science, minoring in Applied Mathematics, from the Wentworth Institute of Technology
- Current occupation is as Graduate Research Assistant
- Past work experience as Undergraduate Research Assistant in two labs and as a Software Engineer Co-op
- Diverse technical skillset includes:
- Numerous programming languages (comfort in Python, Java, C, C++, knowledge of others)
- Robotics and computer vision frameworks (advanced knowledge of ROS, comfort in ROS 2.0, OpenCV, and others)
- Familiarity with multiple common robotics research platforms (PR2, Kinova, Fetch, UR5), and some standards for creating new platforms
- Familiar with CAD design tools (Onhape, FreeCAD, Inventor) for the purpose of documentation and manufacturing
- Comfortable with manufacturing using FDM/SLA 3D printing technologies, capable of using mills, lathes (manual, conversational, g-code)