Stephen is a Pensacola native who is enrolled in the Intelligent Systems and Robotics joint Ph.D. program with IHMC and the University of West Florida. He interned at IHMC during the DARPA virtual challenge and the DRC Finals, working on controls and trajectory generation. His focus in the Ph.D. program is with a focus on multi-contact robot estimation, planning and control.
He earned a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in physics and computer engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2016, he joined IHMC as a research associate and has worked on a number of projects ranging from path planning algorithms for humanoids and quadrupeds to a controller for
the MegaBots large-scale hydraulic mechanics, as well as ongoing research with Atlas.
His interests include unicycling, running and chess.