Bio: Greetings! My name is Jake Arkin, and I am a postdoctoral associate working with both Professor Chuchu Fan in the REALM lab and Professor Nicholas Roy in the Robust Robotics Group lab. My research interests include natural language understanding, task and motion planning, multi-agent systems, and human-robot collaboration. In my free time I enjoy backpacking, reading, watching movies, and spending time with my family.
Before joining MIT, I completed both my undergraduate and graduate education at the University of Rochester. I received a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2013 and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering in 2014. In 2015, I joined the Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory as a PhD student working with Professor Thomas M. Howard. My graduate research primarily focused on efficient models for grounded human-robot communication. I completed my Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 2023.