Steven Peters

Software Engineer

Steven Peters is a Software Engineer at the Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF). He contributes to the Gazebo simulator and DRC simulator with a focus on physics simulation. He joined the Open Source Robotics Foundation in November 2012 after completing his dissertation in the MIT Robotic Mobility Group, under the direction of Karl Iagnemma. At MIT, he developed sensing and control techniques for collision avoidance and rollover prevention of passenger vehicles. He has experience with high-fidelity simulation of robot and vehicle dynamics as well as implementation of real-time control algorithms on passenger vehicles and robotic manipulators. He helped create the MIT Energy Map website to visualize energy usage in over 100 buildings on the MIT campus. He was also a member of the UC Davis 2002 and 2003 FutureTruck hybrid electric vehicle design competitions.