Matthew Gombolay

PhD Candidate
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Office: 31-122a
Website: My Website

I am a PhD candidate in the Interactive Robotics Group at MIT and have recently completed my Master's Thesis. After receiving a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, I began work in the IRG developing methods for coordinating multi-agent teams (humans and robots) in time and space. We have applied this work to advanced robotic manufacturing of aerospace structures. At the same time, I think it is imperative that we understand the human factors issues in human-robot teamwork from a design perspective. With advanced algorithms and a proper understanding of human factors, I believe we can make the workplace safer, more efficient, and a more desirable place to work for humans.