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I am a PhD student at the University of Michigan in the Laboratory for Perception Robotics and Grounded Reasoning Systems under the advisement of Dr. Chad Jenkins.


University of Michigan

Doctor of Philosophy


Anticipated May 2022

University of Michigan

Masters of Science


April 2018

University of Florida

Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude

Electrical Engineering

December 2015


Learning Behavior Trees From Demonstration

K. French, S. Wu, T. Pan, Z. Zhou, O. Jenkins

Accepted to ICRA, 2019
[Paper] [Video]

Investigator Unmanned Ground Vehicle with Natural Human Interface for Surveillance and Reconnaissance

K. French

University of Florida undergrad honors thesis, 2015

AZI-Drive: A Novel Thruster Mapper for Twin Propeller Maritime Vessels

A. Gray, K. French, J. Panikulam, Z. Goins, and E. Schwartz

15th Annual Early Career Technical Conference, 2015
[Paper] [Video]


Autonomous Robotics Design Experience

Graduate Student Instructor, 2019

Introduction to Algorithmic Robotics

Graduate Student Instructor, 2017


Teaching Assistant, 2014

Digital Logic

Teaching Assistant, 2014


Intern, NASA Langley Research Center

January 2016 - July 2016

Intern, NASA Kennedy Space Center

January 2013 - May 2013


Paper Reviewer ICRA 2019

Paper Reviewer RSS 2019

Johnson Space Center

Added grasping capabilities to NASA's Valkyrie robot


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