Jacob Panikulam

Mentor: Dr. Eric Schwartz
College of Engineering
"I want to make an impact on humanity, by advancing our understanding of robotics, and building better machines. Because better robots means a better world for all of us."


Electrical Engineering


Computer Science

Research Interests

  • Robotics
  • Computer Vision
  • Automation

Academic Awards

  • University Scholars Program
  • National Merit Scholar
  • AP Distinctive Scholar


  • IEEE Hardware Team
  • Machine Intelligence Lab
  • Oqulus



Hobbies and Interests

  • Painting
  • Cooking
  • Robotics

Research Description

Applications of Computer Vision in Robot Intelligence

We plan to apply existing methods of computer vision and GPU computing to perform real-time object identification and robot localization. We will do this with sensor data from an XBox Kinect and/or a standard hi-def webcam. In other words: Pour lots of fast pictures into a very fast computer and make robots do things.