William Hilton

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I am a first-year PhD student in the MET-Lab. I consider myself an interdisciplinarian roboticist; my B.S. is in mechanical engineering and now I am pursuing a masters and doctorate in electrical engineering. My research interests include human-robot interaction, perception, machine learning, machine ethics, the cheap hardware revolution, and ubiquitous computing. Currently, my focus is on making Hubo+ the greatest humanoid robotics research platform in the U.S.

I am also a trained pianist, and an awful guitarist. The past several years, I have enjoyed serving as a judge or technical director for FIRST Robotics Competitions in my hometown of Cincinnati, OH. This year I will probably be helping FIRST in Philadelphia. When the weather is nice, I bike to work. I have a toaster named Cylon. (Bonus points if you get the reference.)


  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering - University of Cincinnati - 2012

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