Hey, nice to meet you!

I’m Sean Kirmani <sean@kirmani.io>, a roboticist, researcher, scientist, and student. I’m years old — that’s days to be exact!
 
I interned at X working on robot perception in Summer 2017 and will be returning full-time after graduation. Previously, I’ve worked on image-based lighting for augmented reality with the Project Tango team at Google VR/AR.
 
I graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. I spent four years as a robotics research assistant with various professors in the Robotics Lab at UT Austin. I have experience in behavior architectures, perception, planning, navigation, manipulation, and machine learning.
 
I enjoy working on all things robotics — with a bent towards robot learning. I’m most interested about perceptually-driven approachs to controls, so that the boundaries between perception, navigation, and manipulation blur together. Most of all, I’m interested in using this understanding to make robots seem a little less “robotic”. A summary of my technical interests are below:
 

  • Robot Learning
  • 3D Computer Vision
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Neural Networks
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human–Robot Interaction

 
My résumé is available if you want to be all, like, formal and stuff, dude.