MIT PhD candidate and Amazon Robotics Challenge winner Maria Bauza is helping to improve how robots interact with the world. Bauza has been exploring the notion of uncertainty when robots pick up, grasp, or push an object, and built the code that helped the MIT-Princeton Team robot understand what object it was interacting with, and where to place that object.

The team won first place in the “stow task” portion of the challenge. They will continue to work with Amazon on perfecting the technology they developed.