Dr. Matthew Stein

Weekly schedule

Follow the Dolphin to Find My Office

That is Mt. Fuji and my daughter Tara.

Course Web Pages - Fall 2017 (These have laregly been replaced by Bridges sites, but the links below still contain some course information)

In June 2017 I was a visiting researcher at LS2N Laboratoire des Sciences du Numérique de Nantes (transformed from the IRCCYN refenced below) as part of the European Master on Advanced RObotics (EMARO) program. During this visit I worked on ROS Navigation Stack and the Turtlebot equipped with LiDAR. To assist future students in creating a SLAM map and autonomously navigating using the map, I created the techical report Map Building And Autonomous Navigation Using The ROS Navigation Stack And The Turtlebot. The report is made availabe in the hopes that it might be useful.

In July 2014 I was a visiting researcher at  Le Institut de Recherche en Communications et en Cybernétique de Nantes as part of the European Master on Advanced RObotics (EMARO) program. During this visit I worked with the Baxter Robot and the ROS operating system. View the technical report and the video demonstration of Baxter using visual servoing to grasp a beverage dispenser.

I was on sabbatical Spring 2010 at  Le Institut de Recherche en Communications et en Cybernétique de Nantes as a visiting professor in the European Master on Advanced RObotics (EMARO).  We documented our India trip on our trip blog: Stein Family Trip

Course Web Pages - Fall 2014

Research Activities

We are currently developing a mobile robot to act as an avatar for a prospective distance education student to take the Mechanics of Materials lab remotely. When online, the robot can be reached at http://labatar.rwu.edu

Summer 2012: Advance Modeling of a Skid-Steering Mobile Robot for Remote Telepresence by Stefano Mafrica. Stefano is a student at the University of Genoa who came to RWU to work as part of a student exchange agreement. Mariella Buttaci also participated in this program but her thesis is as of yet unpublished.

Roger Williams University Publications

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