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David (IPA: da.vid or da.vɪd) is:

A computer scientist and robotics/AI researcher from the Caribbean.

A postdoctoral researcher at the Intelligent Robot Lab at Brown University.

Seeking research-related positions in academia or industry!

David shaking a robot's hand.

A bit about me:

My research intersects robotics and AI; I want to work on algorithms for intelligent robots for meaningful purposes - in particular, service / domestic robotics.

I am keenly interested in how knowledge can be conveyed to robots and how high-level knowledge and reasoning capabilities of robots are connected to the way robots view and understand the world - through sensors, vision systems, or haptics.

Recent Developments

  • Jan 26, 2022 Special Session entitled "Knowledge Representation and Reasoning for Autonomous Agents" has been accepted to CASE 2022. Co-organized along with Yu Sun (USF) and Yunyi Jia (Clemson).

  • Nov 1, 2021Started new position as Postdoctoral Researcher at Brown University, Rhode Island, USA.

  • July 12, 2021I will be chairing an organized session entitled "Robots in the household: A review of task acquisition, planning, and execution" for the UR 2021 conference.

  • May 17, 2021 — Short Paper Accepted to UR 2021: "Evaluating Recipes Generated from Functional Object-Oriented Network"

  • May 17, 2021Short Paper Accepted to UR 2021: "A Road-map to Robot Task Execution with the Functional Object-Oriented Network"

  • Feb 2, 2021Paper Accepted to ICRA 2021: "Task Planning with a Weighted Functional Object-Oriented Network"

  • Oct 11, 2020 — Paper Accepted to ICPR 2020: "Developing Motion Code Embedding for Action Recognition in Videos"

  • Oct 1, 2020 — Started new position as Postdoctoral Researcher at Technical University of Munich, Germany.

  • July 1, 2020 — Paper Accepted to IROS 2020: "Estimating Motion Codes from Demonstration Videos"

  • May 5, 2020 — Paper Accepted to RSS 2020: "A Motion Taxonomy for Manipulation Embedding"

  • Mar 10, 2020 Successfully Passed my PhD Defense!

Always seeking collaborations! Feel free to reach out to me.