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Assistant Professor Mike Stilman, recognized as an emerging leader in humanoid robotics research, died following an accident at his Atlanta home on Tuesday, May 6. Read the full story here and leave condolences on this page.
Stilman, who was recently awarded tenure and scheduled to be promoted to associate professor effective Aug. 16, 2014, joined the Georgia Tech faculty in 2008 after receiving his Ph.D. in robotics from the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.
In his first year at Tech, Stilman launched the Humanoid Robotics Lab, also known as Golems.org. The goal of his research was to design robot brains, or algorithms, that are capable of the same level of dexterity, intelligent planning, and interaction as human brains. To demonstrate the effectiveness of his research group’s solutions, they built humanoid robots that have both human-level physical capabilities and human-level intelligent reasoning, including the “MacGyver” Robot.
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