Nichols Crawford Taylor



About Me

I'm currently senior undergrad (and prospective Ph.D. Student!) at the University of Utah studying Computer Engineering, Applied Math, and Computer Science. My main research interests are in robotics, specifically robotic manipulation. I'm planning to graduate in 2024. I'm a member of the LL4MA Lab, under Tucker Hermans, where I'm researching planning for robotic manipulation. I also contribute to projects in the Drew Research Lab for Autonomous Robotic Millisystems, under Daniel Drew. I enjoy skiing, rock climbing, and making things.

Profile picture of me in a coat. Profile picture of me in Amsterdam!


Image from the enivornment aware relational dynamics paper.

Latent Space Planning for Multi-Object Manipulation with Environment-Aware Relational Classifiers

Yixuan Huang, Nichols Crawford Taylor, Adam Conkey, Weiyu Liu, Tucker Hermans.
IEEE Transactions on Robotics (T-RO)
2023 IROS Workshop Causality for Robotics
project page / arXiv

Continuum wrist photo.

Toward a Millimeter-Scale Tendon-Driven Continuum Wrist with Integrated Gripper for Microsurgical Applications

Alexandra Leavitt, Ryan Lam, Nichols Crawford Taylor, Daniel S. Drew, Alan Kuntz.
The Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics (HSMR) 2023