February 15, 2016:
Risk, reward and robots
MIT News: https://www.csail.mit.edu/node/2702
“The problem with planning contingencies is that there are so many things that can go wrong, if you generated plans for all possible contingencies, you’d go nuts,” Brian Williams says.
January 16, 2015:
Research by Peng Yu, Cheng Fang, and Brian Williams on risk-sensitive planning under deadlines and suggesting alternatives was featured in a number of news articles!
MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics: http://supplychainmit.com/2015/02/19/a-digital-dispatcher-for-trucks/
August 12, 2014:
A video interview with grad students Spencer Lane and Steve Levine about robots in manufacturing has been posted on Arlington Public News:
May 24, 2013:
Eric Timmons submitted his Master of Science thesis titled “”. Ameya Shroff submitted his Master of Engineering thesis titled “”. Congratulations!
May 6, 2013:
Peng Yu and Professor Williams’ paper is featured on MIT homepage.
Apr 26, 2013:
Professor Williams is featured on CSAIL spotlight.
Apr 2, 2013: Peng Yu’s paper was accepted by IJCAI 2013 for poster and oral presentations.
Jan 31, 2013:
Pedro Santana and Fang Cheng passed their Aero/Astro Doctoral Qualification Exams. Congratulations!
Jan 28, 2013:
Peng Yu submitted his Master of Science thesis titled “Continuous Relaxation to Temporal Plans”. Andrew Wang submitted his Master of Engineering thesis titled “Risk Allocation for Temporal Risk Assessment”. Congratulations!
Nov 19, 2012:
Engadget spotlights MERS research on UAV interface and robotic manufacturing.
Nov 16, 2012: Discovery channel features MERS research!
Sep 2, 2012: Welcome James Paterson and Enrique Gonzalez to MERS.
Sep 1, 2012:
Steve Levine submitted his Master of Engineering thesis titled “Monitoring the Execution of Temporal Plans for Robotic Systems”. Congratulations!
Apr 14, 2012:
Bloomberg businessweek spotlights MERS research in manufacturing.