Griffin Tabor

Griffin Tabor

PhD Student

University of Utah

Biography

I am a PhD student in the School of Computing at the University of Utah in the robotics track of the Utah Robotics Center. I work in the Utah Learning Lab for Manipulation Autonomy (LL4MA) and am advised by Dr. Tucker Hermans. I spent two years helping friends compete on the television show BattleBots End Game based out of New Zealand and BloodSport based out of Boston. I also mentor several teams that compete in the VEX Robotics Competition after having spent several years trying to compete fully autonomously against robots controlled by human drivers.

Interests
  • Robotics
  • Motion Planning
  • Optimization
  • Manipulation
Education
  • Ph.D. in Computing (In Progress)

    University of Utah

  • B.S. in Robotics Engineering, 2018

    Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Experience

 
 
 
 
 
Graduate Research Assistant
Sep 2018 – Present Salt Lake City, UT
 
 
 
 
 
Software Engineering Intern
May 2018 – Sep 2018 Worcester, MA
Led development of new tool inside the WPIlib suite. A tool suite used by high school robotics teams enabling them to take advantage of advanced robotics concepts.
 
 
 
 
 
Robotics Institute Summer Scholar
Jun 2017 – Sep 2017 Pittsburgh, PA
Researcher under Dr. Dong Huang training deep CNNs to classify time series IMU data.
 
 
 
 
 
Robotics Institute Summer Scholar
Jun 2016 – Sep 2016 Pittsburgh, PA
Researcher under Dr. Michael Kaess working with HAUV and off the shelf underwater LIDAR. Integrated LIDAR into code base, turning raw sensor data and position information into full map of the environment.
 
 
 
 
 
Undergraduate Teaching Assistance
Mar 2015 – Dec 2015 Worcester, MA
Help run labs, hold office hours and grade homework for intro to robotics course.
 
 
 
 
 
Summer Software Intern
Jun 2015 – Sep 2015 Pittsburgh, PA
Junior Programmer for Educational Programming Environment and helped run courses teaching High School teachers how to teach robotics.