Ariel Anders is a roboticist with almost a decade of experience blending the fields of robotics and computer science. Ariel is a PhD candidate at MIT researching robust robotic manipulation methods with the vision of enabling household helpers. As a teaching assistant at MIT she has taught three undergraduate hands-on robotics laboratory courses and instructed two high-school autonomous vehicle classes. Her passions extend outside research and education: at MIT she helped found a clean energy assessment center, developed an iOS app for people with vision impairment, and received a grant to install therapy lamps across campus.
Ariel attained a BS in Computer Engineering from the University of California: Santa Cruz in 2012. She earned a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 2014 and expects to complete her PhD in 2018.