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Rakesh Gupta is currently working as a Principal Scientist with the Honda Research Institute USA, Inc. in Mountain View, California. He is working on projects related to Honda's ASIMO humanoid robot and managing a team of four people. His current areas of interest include Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Natural Language Processing and Spoken Dialog. In particular, knowledge from sources such as Wikipedia, OpenMind and other text corpora can be used to incorporate world knowledge in robotics and other applications. Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes (POMDPs) can be used to model the uncertainty in the environment and select appropriate robot actions. His earlier work has been in areas such as OpenMind Indoor distributed knowledge capture, localization and mapping, geometric modeling and computer vision. Prior to joining Honda, he worked with the Graphics and Modeling group at Schlumberger in Austin, Texas.

He received his Ph.D. from MIT in September 1995. His thesis research was on Multimodal Virtual Environments incorporating visual, haptics with force feedback, and auditory modes. At MIT, he managed the software design and implementation for Officer of the Deck Project for training Navy pilots. Previously, Rakesh did his B. Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India followed by Masters at MIT.

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Rakesh Gupta
Honda Research Institute USA, Inc.
425 National Avenue, Suite 300
Mountain View, CA
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