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A&A undergraduate Jasper Geldenbott receives Levinson Emerging Scholars Award

November 17, 2023

Undergrad Jasper Geldenbott receives this award to pursue research to enable robots to navigate around pedestrians.

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Jasper Geldenbott

A&A’s Jasper Geldenbott has been awarded the prestigious Levinson Emerging Scholars Award. This award, funded by a generous gift from Art and Rita Levinson and awarded by the Office of Undergraduate Research, aims to provide flexible financial support to undergraduate students who have demonstrated dedication, creativity and independence as researchers to help them advance their work in the life sciences and related fields.

Geldenbott, a researcher in A&A’s Control and Trustworthy Robotics Lab (CTRL) under assistant professor Karen Leung, focuses on enabling robots to navigate seamlessly around pedestrians while simultaneously ensuring efficient and safe arrival at their destinations. The lab’s ultimate goal is to achieve human trust in learning-enabled autonomous robots that operate with, alongside and around humans.

Leung expressed her excitement about Geldenbott's award, stating, "I am thrilled that Jasper is receiving this award to continue his research in my lab, and it is a validation of the quality of work he has done."