students faculty

Rishikesh Joshi

Biography

Rishi is an undergraduate student in his sophomore year (2022-23) at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. He is currently studying math and computer science, and is interested in robotics and machine learning. In his free time, Rishi plays chess and participates in competitive programming contests.

Rishi J.

Sakshi Singh

Biography

Sakshi started her Ph.D. in the Fall of 2022. She graduated with a master's in ECE from The Ohio State University in May 2020. Before starting as a Ph.D. student, she worked on vision-aided drone landing and in-flight obstacle avoidance. Her area of interest lies in robotics and computer vision. She also enjoys reading and swimming in her free time. 

Sakshi S.

Demetrious Kutzke

Biography

Demetri completed the bachelor of science degree in physics and mathematics at Marquette University in 2015. He completed the master of science degree in physics at the College of William & Mary in 2017. After completing his graduate degree, Demetri pursued an opportunity as a federal civilian employee working as a research engineer in underwater robotics with the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division, Panama City, FL.

Demetri Kutzke

Cory Ohnsted

Biography

Cory started his MS in Robotics in the Fall of 2022. Before that, he graduated with a Computer Engineering major and Marine Biology minor from the UMN; he also worked at the IRVLab as an undergraduate research assistant for the last three semesters of his undergraduate life. He is interested in underwater robots assisting divers and monitoring the environment. Cory has also served on the University's Autonomous Snowplow Team.

 

Cory Ohnsted

Elsa Forberger

Biography

Elsa is a 1st-year master's student under the MnRI MS in Robotics program, with research interests in controls, motion planning, fault-tolerant systems, and human-robot interaction. Their general interests are fixing bugs and making CS more open and accessible.

Elsa Forberger

Sadman Sakib Enan

Biography

Enan started his Ph.D. program at the U of M in the Fall of '19. He is interested in how a machine should perceive the real world and act intelligently by leveraging traditional or deep learning-based computer vision algorithms, and in multi/human-robot interaction for underwater human-robot collaboration.  For updated information, please visit his personal website.

Sadman Sakib Enan

Corey Knutson

Biography

Corey graduated with a Computer Science major at the University of Minnesota - Duluth in the  Spring of 2021, and will be a Ph.D. student in the IRVLab beginning Fall 2021. Corey has previously been an NSF Big Data REU student at the IRVLab in the summer of 2019 when he focused on designing and building components for the LoCO low-cost autonomous underwater vehicle. Outside of the lab you can find Corey mountain biking and playing ultimate frisbee.

Corey Knutson

Chelsey Edge

Biography

Chelsey is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate interested in improving robotic visual perception in environments with degraded visibility, particularly in underwater environments and for underwater human-robot interaction tasks. 

Chelsey Edge