Student profile: Brian Milligan
Congratulations to computing master’s student Brian Milligan, who just received a prize for best video (above) from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) at the Human/Robot Interaction Conference held in Switzerland in March 2011.
“Robots might use a system like this to be sent out to clean areas, deliver supplies, perform search and rescue, or for something more fun like a live version of the game StarCraft,” he says. “This technology might also be used in an intelligent home, where you might select areas to be activated and controlled. Computer vision and robots are becoming increasing powerful technologies. One of the key challenges now is to make the technology easily usable and useful for people.”