Aganze Mihigo

Aganze Mihigo

Home Institution
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Year Participated

Year in School

REU Faculty Mentor
Nancy Amato

Research Area Interest
Artificial Intelligence

Project Title

Biography & Research Abstract


Planning with sensors incorporates sensors in the planning event to help the robot understand the current state of its environment. Normally, when we plan with sensors in static environments, we choose the type of sensors needed, and then we build interfaces based on the sensor’s specifications. Rather than building interfaces for different sensor combinations, we want a general interface that incorporates abstract information from selected sensors into the planning event. With this approach, we are able to eliminate the needs to build interfaces for different sensors and avoid the replanning event when the environment changes unexpectedly before we reach the desired goal.


I am an undergraduate student majoring in Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). I work in Dr. Nancy M. Amato’s Algorithms and Applications Lab at UIUC. My interests are in robotics, software engineering, and machine learning.