George Konidaris
Director: Intelligent Robot Lab
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Brown University, Providence RI
gdk@cs.brown.edu

Welcome to my home page. I'm an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and at Brown University and director of the Intelligent Robot Lab.



Research

My research aims to build intelligent, autonomous, general-purpose robots capable of completing a wide variety of tasks in environments that are unstructured and partially specified.

I focus on understanding how to build hierarchical robot controllers that can construct and execute long-horizon plans in unknown or semi-specified environments. I develop and apply techniques from machine learning, reinforcement learning, optimal control and planning to construct well-grounded hierarchies that result in fast planning for common cases, and are robust to uncertainty at every level of control.

A few sample projects:


Teaching

I am currently teaching:

I have previously taught the following classes at Brown:

  • CSCI 1410: Artificial Intelligence (Spring 2017)

I taught the following classes when I was at Duke: