Howie Choset is Professor of Robotics, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University where he serves as the co-director of the Biorobotics Lab and as director of the Robotics Major. He received his undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Business from the University of Pennsylvania in 1990.
Dr. Choset received his Masters and Ph.D. from Caltech in 1991 and 1996. Choset’s research group reduces complicated high-dimensional problems found in robotics to low-dimensional simpler ones for design, analysis, and planning. Motivated by applications in confined spaces, Dr. Choset has created a comprehensive program in modular, high DOF, and multi-robot systems, which has led to basic research in mechanism design, path planning, motion planning, and estimation.
Dr. Choset’s work has been supported by a number of government and industry grants, and his work has been published in Science, Proceedings of the National Academies of Science among other journals. Dr. Choset co-led the formation of the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute, which is a $250M national institute advancing both technology development and education for robotics in manufacturing. Choset is a founding Editor of the journal “Science Robotics.”