Hello, world!

My name is Tyler Frasca, I am starting my second year of my Computer Science MS/PhD program at Tufts University. I am a research assistant under Matthias Scheutz in the Human-Robot Interaction Lab. My main area of focus is teaching robots new actions/tasks from demonstration.

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Space Robotics Challenge

Competed in the NASA Space Robotics Challenge.

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I have just finished working on a telerobotic system which the operator can control a robotic arm using electromyography (EMG) signals. The system relies on the nearest neighbors supervised machine learning algorithm.

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In order to make telerobotic control more immersive, my group used the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality display to allow the operator to control a three-axis gimbal on a robot. The operator can naturally move their head and follow an object they see on camera

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