Hi, my name is Sam Bateman, and right now, I do robotics and mapping.
I am a recent grad from the University of Colorado - Boulder, where I graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Applied Mathematics. I did my senior thesis work in the Autonomous Robotics and Perception Group in the Department of Computer Science, focusing on developing algorithms to enable a dynamic, semantic, Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM). I also worked in the Autonomous Vehicle Systems Laboratory in the Department of Aerospace Engineering primarily on the visualization for Basilisk, which is a high fidelity, high performance astrodynamics simulation framework in Python, while assisting in various research projects. I also had a couple internships, including a summer research internship at MIT Lincoln Labs.
Today, I am lucky to work as a Software Engineer on the Autonomy - Localization and Mapping team at a autonomous local delivery startup in the Bay Area called Nuro with a number of brilliant engineers and researchers.
My primary research interests are in localization, mapping, perception, and machine learning. More specifically, I am interested in collaborative perception, sensor fusion, long-term autonomy, and bringing together geometric and learned methods to improve the state of the art. I also am known to be easily drawn into any interesting problem which can use a level of mathematical inclination. Feel free to check out my previous projects to get a sampling.
In my free time, I like reading, playing video games (specifically League of Legends and Counter Strike: Global Offensive right now) and spending time with my friends.
Feel free to contact me at email@example.com if you have any questions or inquiries.