I am a third year CSE Ph.D student working with Joshua Smith in the the Sensor Systems Lab at the University of Washington. I graduated with a B.S in Electrical Engineering and a B.S in Applied Mathematics from the University of Washington in 2014. My current research is centered on the developement of new sensors for robot end-effectors and how they can be effectively used in robot perception and manipulation. Some of my research interests are sensor fusion, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and computer vision.

CV (June 2016)


Yang, B, Lancaster, P., & Smith, J.R. (2017, May). Pre-touch Sensing for Sequential Manipulation. Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2017 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on. IEEE. PDF Video Sensor

Watts, C.M., Lancaster, P., Pedross-Engel, A., Smith, J.R. & Reynolds, M. S. (2016, September). 2D and 3D Millimeter-Wave Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging on a PR2 Platform. In Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on. IEEE. PDF Video

Guo, D., Lancaster, P., Jiang, L.T., Sun, F., & Smith, J.R. (2015, September). Transmissive optical pretouch sensing for robotic grasping. In Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on (pp. 5891-5897). IEEE. PDF Sensor


Yang, B., Lancaster, P., & Smith, J.R. (2016, June). Prospects for Combining Task and Motion Planning for Bi-Manual Solution of the Rubik's Cube. In Robotics: Science and Systems 2016. Poster Abstract Video Sensor