People solve many problems every day. Maybe we’re figuring out what we should wear to some party or maybe we’re coming up with the best way to drive to some place. Sometimes we’re even trying to figure out who we should marry or where we should go to college.

When…


I’m currently a teaching assistant for the graduate-level AI class taught by my advisor Shlomo Zilberstein at UMass Amherst. In one of the homework assignments, the students had to write some code that solves sudoku puzzles. This means I’ve been talking about how to use AI algorithms to solve sudoku…


Recently, I’ve been working on my own mobile robot, Pumpkin, with a Master’s student in my research lab. Since we’re trying to replace some of the default packages that my robot uses from the library ROS, we’ve been learning about different algorithms used throughout a typical robot stack. As someone…


When I first started grad school last September, I wanted to jump right into the deep learning craze as soon as I could. While I was working as a software developer in NYC, I kept hearing amazing things about deep learning: DeepFace could recognize people’s faces just as well as…


To put matters simply, we often want to give robots the capability to reason about their environments in order for them to reach their goals. …

Justin Svegliato

PhD Candidate at UMass Amherst. I build robots that operate autonomously and ethically in the open world.

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