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William H. Sanders
Department Head
ECE ILLINOIS
306 N. Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Ph: (217) 333-2300
Fax: (217) 244-7075
whs@illinois.edu

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Seth Hutchinson

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Seth Hutchinson
Seth Hutchinson
Professor
158 Coordinated Science Lab MC 228
1308 W. Main St.
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 244-5570

Primary Research Area

  • Robotics, vision, and artificial intelligence

Education

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Purdue University, December 1988

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Research Interests

Robotics: Vision-based Control, Path Planning, Planning under Uncertainty, Pursuit-evasion

Research Areas

  • Computer vision and pattern recognition
  • Machine learning
  • Multi-agent systems and robot control
  • Natural language processing
  • Robotics and motion planning
  • Robotics, vision, and artificial intelligence
  • Speech recognition and processing
  • Stochastic systems and control
  • Vision-based control

Teaching Honors

  • College of Engineering Advisor's List, 1993, 1995-96, 2011
  • Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked Excellent by Their Students, Spring 1990 (ECE290); Fall 2000 (ECE313); Spring 2001 (ECE 290); Spring 2003 (ECE 450); Fall 2004 (ECE 470); Fall 2005 (ECE 470); Spring 2007 (ECE 550)
  • Magoon Teaching Award, Fall 1985

Research Honors

  • Best Paper Award, Fourth Mexican International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, R. Murrieta-Cid, a. Sarmiento, T. Muppirala, S. Hutchinson, R. Monroy, M. Alencastre-Miranda, L. Muoz-Cmez and R. Swain, "A Framework for Reactive Motion and Sensing Planning: A Critical Events-based Approach," in Advances in Artificial Intelligenct - MICAI, A. Gelbukh, A. Albornoz, H. Terashima-Marn (Eds.), springer-Verlag LCNS 3789, 2005, pp. 990-1000. (2005)
  • Best Paper Award, IX IBero-American Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IBERAMIA), A. Sarmiento, R. Murrieta-Cid and S. Hutchinson, "A Multi-robot Strategy for Rapidly Searching a Polygonal Environment," in Advances in Artificial Intelligence - IBERAMIA, C. Lemaitre, C.A. Reyes, J.A. Gonalez (eds.), Springer-Verlag, heidelberg, LCNS 3315, 2004, pp. 484-493 (2004)
  • Finalist (one of five) for the 1998 King-Sun Fu Memorial Best Transactions Paper Award, S. La Valle and S. Hutchinson, "Multiple-Robto Motion Planning Under Independent Objectives," IEEE Trans. On Robotics and Automation, vol. 14, no. 6, Dec. 1998, pp. 912-925. (1999)
  • Finalist for the 1996 King-Sun Fu Memorial Best Transactions Paper Award, given annually for the best paper published in the "IEEE Trans. on Robotics and Automation," S. Hutchinson, G. Hager, and P. Corke, "A Tutorial on Visual Servo Control," IEEE Trans. on Robotics and Automation, Vol. 12, No. 5, Oct. 1996, pp. 651-670. (1997)
  • Arnold O. Beckman Research Award, 1994 (1994)
  • Distinguished Student Paper Award, S. LaValle and S. Hutchinson, "On Considering Uncertainty and Alternatives in Low-Level Vision," Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence, 1993. (1993)
  • NSF Research Initiation Award, 1991