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MATTHEW CHIGNOLI, First year graduate student at MIT

Major: MIT SPARK Teacher

College/Employer: Not available.

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am a first year mechanical engineering graduate student in the Biomimetics Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). I study robotics, specifically walking and running robots, like the MIT Cheetah robot. My hope and my goal is that these robots can be used to improve and save lives. I love talking about robots and I appreciate the opportunity to talk about them with you!

Past Classes

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E87: Introduction to Robotics and Robotic Control in Rainstorm Spring 2020 (May. 30 - 31, 2020)
Learn about the basics of robotics, including the basic components of a robot and an overview various robot designs that we see in the world around us. The second half of the class will be dedicated to how we control robots. We will consider simple problems like keeping a self-driving car centered in a lane and moving a simple robotic arm from one point to another. (We will only be talking about logic, so don't worry about any challenging math or physics. There won't be any!)