Dustin Webb


I am a Ph.D. student researching the application of AI/ML to robotics. I work in the Algorithmic Robotics Lab at the University of Utah under Dr. Jur van den Berg. I am looking into methods that solve the motion planning and control problems simultaneously.


My long term goal is to understand intelligence. What is it? Can we create it? If so, how? What are its limitations? What are its manifestations? I have spent a lot of time on such questions and among the things I have learned is that we don't have many good answers yet.


Occasionally I share my musings on my blog.


Salt Lake Community College Computer Science A.S. 2008
University of Utah School of Computing B.S. 2011
University of Utah School of Computing Ph.D. expected 2016


Conference Papers

Honors & Awards

Professional Affiliations



Around 2010 I started a student organization at the University of Utah centered around robotics called RoboUtes. In 2011 we participated in RASC-AL Robo-ops and took second place. I have had much time to participate since but I am hoping to do some computer vision work in the 2013 RASL-AL Robo-ops competition.

Utah FIRST Lego League

Utah FIRST Robotics Competition

Photo by Alisha Stamper


dustin at cs dot utah dot edu
Room 2180, School of Computing
50 S. Central Campus Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84112