Hello! I'm Mike Tasota.
I am interested in robotics that serve to empower people and their communities.
I currently am a part-time MSR Student and full-time Systems Software Engineer in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.
The lab that I work in is the Community Robotics Education And Technology Empowerment (CREATE) Lab.
|PROFICIENT LANGUAGES:||Java, Ruby, Swift/Objective-C|
|FAMILIAR LANGUAGES:||Python, MATLAB, C|
|FRAMEWORKS:||Android, iOS, Cordova, Ruby on Rails|
|OPERATING SYSTEMS:||Debian, macOS, Windows|
For a list of publications, check the CREATE Lab website.
Below are some of my main hobbies.
I feel fortunate to have had the opportunities in my life to learn music. For me, it is a powerful medium for expressing myself as well as communicating with others, whether it is composing songs using DAWs or jam sessions with other people.
Outside of work, I sometimes find myself tinkering with new technologies or working on side projects for my own personal uses. When I was in grade school, I learned programming to create my own animations and games. Although I have not revisited this in awhile, it still is of great interest to me.
Language is something that I have always had an interest in. Unfortunately, I can remember many situations in the past where my communication with another person was restricted simply because we did not share a common language. After finishing undergrad, I decided to start learning Italian and Japanese. When it comes to language, I feel that you can always be learning more, which can be quite a motivating thought. There are so many great sources out there to learn from, and there is much to be learned.