Michael William Lanighan


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I am an MS/PhD student in the Computer Science Department at UMass Amherst where I am a member of the Laboratory for Perceptual Robotics (LPR) advised by Rod Grupen. Before I came to UMass I was at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY, where I did my bachelors in Computer Science and Physics. If you are interested, you can check out my CV.

Research Interests

I am interested in developing novel manipulation techniques for varied robotic platforms. In particular, I am interested in haptically-guided grasping and dexterity—the ability of an agent to act resourcefully, rationally, and agile—in the context of mobile manipulators.
I am the tour coordinator for the LPR. If you are interested in scheduling a tour, please contact me via email.