Eric Rosen

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Welcome to my website!

I am currently a research scientist at Boston Dynamics AI Institue. I previously completed my PhD in Computer Science at Brown University, where I was co-advised by Stefanie Tellex and George Konidaris.


My research is motivated by the desire to have robots enter society and help/interact with people at large. My work has mostly focused on building effective algorithms and intuitive interfaces for robot learning, planning, and human-robot interaction. My PhD dissertation introduced methods for mobile manipulators to learn motor skills for manipulating objects, and symbols to support task planning, as well as mixed reality interfaces for enabling non-expert users to teach robots (You can watch my dissertation defense here).

I enjoy playing (video and board) games, watching movies, and going to farmers markets. I also love juggling (balls, pins and rings) and slacklining, especially at the same time. I am also interested in STEM education, and enjoy making blogs/videos/interactive codebases about STEM-related concepts. I also like to eat/drink cold sweets (e.g: icecream, ICEEs, frozen lemonade), and also own a personal shaved-iced machine.


Here is what I have been up to recently:

  • Spring 2022: I co-created and co-instructed the course Choreorobotics 0101 at Brown University. Read more about it here!
  • 2022: I was a part-time robotics researcher at Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL)
  • 2021: I did an extended R&D internship at Meta Reality Labs
  • Summer 2020: I did a summer R&D internship at Uber ATG
  • January 2019: Nakul Gopalan, Daniel Ullman, David Whitney and I won the Hyundai Visionary Challenge
  • May 2018: I received first place in the Annual Undergraduate CS Research Symposium at Brown University
  • February 2018: I won a CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Honorable Mention
  • Summer 2017: I did a summer R&D internship at Amazon Robotics

  • Featured Research

    A Tool for Organizing Key Characteristics of Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality for Human–Robot Interaction Systems

    We created a tool for organizing key characteristics of VAM-HRI systems.

    Joint work with Thomas R. Groechel, Michael E. Walker, Christine T. Chang, and Jessica Zosa Forde

    Bootstrapping Motor Skill Learning with Motion Planning

    We propose a method for learning in challenging dynamic object manipulation tasks.

    Equally led with Ben Abbatematteo, joint work with Stefanie Tellex and George Konidaris

    Mixed Reality as a Bidirectional Communication Interface for Human-Robot Interaction

    We propose a multimodal algorithm for bidirectional human-robot interaction with mixed reality.

    Equally led with David Whitney and Michael Fishman, joint work with Daniel Ullman and Stefanie Tellex

    Communicating and controlling robot arm motion intent through mixed-reality head-mounted displays

    We propose a mixed-reality visualization of the intended robot motion over the wearer's real-world view of the robot and its environment.

    Equally led with David Whitney, joint work with Elizabeth Phillips, Gary Chien, James Tompkin, George Konidaris, and Stefanie Tellex