Steven M. LaValle

Welcome! ¡Bienvenidos! Ласкаво просимо! Witam! வருக! 欢迎! Tervetuloa!


I am a lifelong student with boundless passion for learning and endless curiosity about the world around me. This site mostly contains research papers, books, tutorials, and software in areas where I have developed expertise (especially robotics and virtual reality). I enjoy trying to understand difficult technical problems and then openly describing what I have discovered in the clearest way possible. I am fortunate to have been inspired by so many brilliant mentors, students, and collaborators over the years. I hope that you find the free content here useful, or at least interesting.

Latest news: We developed a general, foundational, mathematical theory of VR, established how small robot brains can posssibly be, used EEG to study VR sickness in humans, and made RRTs about 1000 times faster!

From 2021-2026 I am funded by an ERC Advanced Grant to pursue the Foundations of Perception Engineering.

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