Kenton Williams was born and raised in East St. Louis, Illinois. He graduated magna cum laude from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. His undergraduate research focused on implementing an energy-based control technique on a 3-D, biped walking robot.

Kenton is a 2008 Ford Foundation Fellow and is currently pursuing a masters
degree at the MIT Media Laboratory in the Personal Robotics Group. His interests include designing control systems for biomimetic and bio-inspired robots.
Kenton Williams
S.M. student in MAS
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