Katie Skinner , Ph.D.

Robotics Engineer


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Bio

Watch Katie Skinner, Ph.D. student at the University of Michigan Robotics Institute, share how her research uses underwater robots with artificial intelligence (AI) and computer vision to create high-resolution maps of the seafloor. Mapping the seafloor will help marine scientists make new discoveries about our oceans. She does her programming in a lab, but the most rewarding part of her job is when she puts her robot into the water and watches it perform as she planned. AI is an exciting field for girls to consider, because it's still very new and girls can impact how it’s going to grow and how it’s going to shape the future of society.

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