Dr. Luke A. Wendt received his B.S. in Physics and Engineering (with electrical emph.) from Hope College. While there, he designed automated part inspection systems for Lakeshore Vision and Robotics. Luke also worked at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in the modeling, control, and construction of a reconfigurable tetrahedral rover. Luke received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, emphasizing in control theory and robotics. While at Illinois, Luke was a member of the Language Acquisition and Robotics Group. At Beckman, he researched embodied cognition on the iCub, a humanoid robotics platform from the Italian Institute of TechnologyHe has contracted for Valve Software in the design of sensor fusion systems for head mounted VR tracking. Luke has instructed many courses and labs including the robotics and control labs and the senior design lab. He has mentored undergraduatesHe has had leadership roles with the NASA academies and FIRST Robotics. Luke is currently employed at Petronics, a robotics startup at the tech incubator in Research Park.

      Research interests: #Optimization #Regularization #DynamicProgramming #POMDPs #NeuralNetworks #StochasticControl #NonlinearSystems #AdaptiveControl ReinforcementLearning #MachineLearning #SystemIdentification #ComputerVision #DeepLearning #CompressedSensing #AugmentedReality #VirtualReality #Robotics #SoftRobotics #Bionics #EmbodiedCognition #Entomology

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