Saturday, November 1, 2008

Simple Research Mission Statement

Here's a stab at summarizing a research mission. Focus is hard for me, so this seemed like a good exercise. I'd like to focus on these things:

  • Everyday, general-purpose robots.

  • Real-time, multi-objective, very high (10s, 100s, 1000s?) degree-of-freedom decision making in dynamic environments.

  • Preference to automatic learning over hard-coded engineering. Also, parameter elimination.

  • Extract research from practical application rather than hoping theory will be practical. In other words, how do I know I'm asking the right questions?

Maybe I can refer back to this or post updates (like these bullets) as needed.

1 comment:

  1. Added "in dynamic environments". Somewhat implied by other text, but I wanted it to be more explicit.