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# Introduction: Scott Viteri

edited March 2018 in Chat

Hello!

I am a senior undergraduate at MIT, majoring in computer science. I took this course when it was briefly offered during MIT's Independent Activities Period. I am here because I would love a chance to go back through the material with a bit more depth.

My background is in robotics and planning -- For example, I was part of MIT's DARPA Robotics team (http://drc.mit.edu/). Since then I have delved deeply into artificial intelligence, where I have gotten to learn first hand from professors Patrick Winston, Joshua Tenenbaum, and Joscha Bach. I am actually working on a research paper with David Spivak at the moment, where we are using some of this machinery to make an AI planning language :)

I may not be perpetually active in this course, since I am in already in the midst of research and a full course-load at university. In any event, feel free to message me -- I'll always make time for interesting conversations!

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Hi! Are you using any category theory in your work with David? He tends to do things with categories.

Comment Source:Hi! Are you using any category theory in your work with David? He tends to do things with categories.
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Yup! We're treating planning as theorem proving in the bicategory of relations.

Comment Source:Yup! We're treating planning as theorem proving in the bicategory of relations.
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Nice to see you here. I took Russ Tedrake's Underactuated Robotics online course (6.832x) a couple years back and really enjoyed it. I envied you guys who got to actually work with some hardware. (I also took Winston's AI course at MIT a looong time ago - things have changed a bit since then!)

Comment Source:Nice to see you here. I took Russ Tedrake's Underactuated Robotics online course (6.832x) a couple years back and really enjoyed it. I envied you guys who got to actually work with some hardware. (I also took Winston's AI course at MIT a looong time ago - things have changed a bit since then!)
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Yeah, underactuated is an awesome class, especially now that they've finished porting the Drake software away from Matlab. Winston's class hasn't changed nearly as much as you might think -- the OCW lectures seem to be in one to one correspondence with today's lectures. What has certainly changed are the guest lectures, which you can't really find online.

Comment Source:Yeah, underactuated is an awesome class, especially now that they've finished porting the Drake software away from Matlab. Winston's class hasn't changed nearly as much as you might think -- the OCW lectures seem to be in one to one correspondence with today's lectures. What has certainly changed are the guest lectures, which you can't really find online.
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I took 6.034 as an undergraduate long before the OCW version. :) I recognize around the first quarter of the current syllabus. There certainly may be other things on there that I have learned and forgotten, though.

Comment Source:I took 6.034 as an undergraduate long before the OCW version. :) I recognize around the first quarter of the current syllabus. There certainly may be other things on there that I have learned and forgotten, though.