Department: Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
Phone: (617) 258-7885
Seth Teller obtained a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley in 1992, focusing on accelerated rendering of complex architectural environments. After post-doctoral fellowships at the Computer Science Institute of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Institute of Computer Science, and Princeton University's Computer Science Department, Teller joined MIT's Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Lab for Computer Science, and Artificial Intelligence Lab in 1994. (In 2004, the two labs merged into CSAIL, MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.)
At CSAIL, Teller heads the Robotics, Vision, and Sensor Networks group (RVSN), where his research focuses on enabling machines to become aware of their surroundings and interact naturally with people. Some of his lab's recent projects include: hand-held and body-worn devices that provide navigation assistance indoors; a voice-commandable robotic wheelchair; a self-driving LandRover; and an unmanned, outdoor forklift commanded through speech and gestures.