Faculty

Ye Zhao
Assistant Professor in Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Director, Laboratory for Intelligent Decision and Autonomous Robots
Georgia Tech
Ph.D.: UT Austin
Postdoc: Harvard
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Postdoc

Wei Zhu
Ph.D.: Tohoku University
B.S. & M.S.: Nankai University
Spring 2024 ~ present
Hobby: Basketball, snowboarding, hiking
Research Interest: Reinforcement learning and social navigation
Xuan Lin
Ph.D.: UCLA
B.S.: Harbin Institute of Technology
Expected starting date: May 2024
Research Interest: Humanoid locomotion and manipulation

Lab Manager

Chaitanya Mehta
M.S..: Georgia Tech 
B.S.: Indian Institute of Technology Indore
Fall 2022~present
Hobbies: Trekking, DJ, EDM
Research Interest: Tactile sensing for dexterous manipulation, Bio-inspired legged robotics

Graduate Student

Abdulaziz Shamsah
ME Ph.D. Student
M.S.: University of Pennsylvania
B.S.: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Summer 2020~present
Research Interest: Safety-assured locomotion, robust sequential composition
Personal Website
Ziyi Zhou
ECE Ph.D. student
M.S.: Georgia Tech
B.S.: Northeastern University
Hobby: Basketball, Football
Spring 2019~present
Research Interest: Distributed trajectory optimization for dynamic locomotion, fast contact planning
Personal website
Zhaoyuan Gu
Robotics Ph.D. Student
M.S.: Carnegie Mellon University
B.S.: Tsinghua University
Spring 2021~present
Research Interest: Experimental locomotion, decision-making and planning for robust locomotion
Personal website
Jesse Jiang
ECE PHD Student
B.S.: Georgia Tech
Fall 2021~present
co-advised with Dr. Samuel Coogan
Hobby: Hiking, Photography
Research Interest: Abstraction-based verification and synthesis methods for dynamical systems
Personal Website
Maxwell Asselmeier
Robotics Ph.D. Student
B.S.: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Fall 2021~present
co-advised with
Dr. Patricio Vela
Hobby: Embroidery, Basketball, Soccer, Movies
Research Interest: Perception-informed planning for quadrupedal robots
Personal website
Feiyang Wu
ML PhD student
M.S.: Georgia Tech
B.S.: Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
Spring 2023~present
Research Interest: Optimization, Reinforcement learning for robotics, and Theoretical machine learning
Personal Website
Zhigen Zhao
Robotics Ph.D. Student
B.S.: Georgia Tech
Fall 2019~present
Hobby: Cooking, Race cars
Research Interest: Symbolic planning and differentiable optimization of long-horizon manipulation, adversarial learning
 
Personal Website
Ziwon Yoon
ROBOTICS PH.D. STUDENT
B.S.: Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology
Fall 2023~present
Research Interest: Safe locomotion control, uncertainty-aware planning, legged manipulation
Personal Website
Amelie-Minji Kim
Robotics PhD student
M.S.: Seoul National University
B.S.: Seoul National University
Fall 2023~present
Research Interest: Contact-rich manipulation, robust trajectory optimization
Personal Website
Fukang Liu
Robotics Ph.D. Student
M.S.: Tsinghua University, Carnegie Mellon University
B.S.: Tongji University
Fall 2023~present
co-advised with Drs. Yue Chen and Danfei Xu
Research Interest: Flexible and cooperative manipulation
Jiming Ren
Robotics PhD student
M.S.: Carnegie Mellon University
B.S.: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Fall 2023~present
Research Interest: Safety-critical legged navigation, safe reinforcement learning
Paul Blum
Robotics PhD Student
M.S.: University of Connecticut
B.S.: University of Connecticut
Fall 2023~present
co-advised with Dr. Stephen Balakirsky
Research Interest: Task and motion planning, deep reinforcement learning, and mobile manipulation
Colin Yu
CS M.S. STUDENT
B.S.: Georgia Tech
Fall 2022~present
Hobbies: Photography, Basketball
Research Interest: Tactile Sensing, Robot Manipulation
Yuntian Zhao
ECE M.S. Student
B.S.: Southern University of Science and Technology
Fall 2023~present
Hobbies: Hiking
Research Interest: Dynamics and control of legged locomotion
Personal Website
Kasidit Muenprasitivej
AE M.S. Student
B.S.: Purdue University
Fall 2023~present
Research Interest: Safe Locomotion Control, Optimization and Learning methods, Task and Motion Planning
Nigam Katta
ROBOTICS M.S. STUDENT
BTech: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetam
Fall 2023~present
Research Interest: Trajectory prediction, 3D Computer Vision
Haris Miller
ROBOTICS M.S. STUDENT
B.S.: Georgia Tech
Fall 2023~present
Hobbies: Tennis, RC Aircraft
Research Interest: Safe UAV autonomy and planning, and multi-agent systems
Qixian Wang
Visiting student
B.S.: Zhejiang University
Fall 2023~present
Hobbies: Ping Pang, Music and Video Games
Research Interest: Bipedal locomotion foot design and contact sensing
Vaibhav Malhotra
Robotics M.S. Student
B.S.: Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology
Fall 2022~present
Research Interest: Foot contact sensing and control for legged systems
Idris Wibowo
ROBOTICS M.S. STUDENT
B.S.: North Carolina State University
Hobbies: Linguistics, Video Games, and Cooking.
Fall 2023~present
Research Interest: Cassie foot sensing and design
Aaron Zhao
Robotics M.S. Student
B.S.: University of California, Berkeley
Fall 2023~present
Hobbies: Tennis, Basketball, Football, Snowboarding and Biking
Research Interest: Human trajectory prediction in HRC environments
Digit
Second-year Robot
Georgia Tech (joint host with Seth Hutchinson's lab)
Hobby: Unified locomotion and manipulation
Buzzy Cassie
Fourth-year Robot
Georgia Tech ME
Hobby: Dynamic walking
Gelsight
Second-YEAR ROBOT
(special credit to Edward Adelson's lab at MIT and Yu She from Purdue)
Hobby: Tactile sensing and deformable contact estimation
Kuka IIWA
Fourth-year Robot
Georgia Tech ME
Hobby: Dynamic and robust manipulation
Unitree A1
Third-year Robot
Georgia Tech ME
Hobby: Autonomous navigation and surveillance
Unitree B1 + Z1
First-year Robot
Georgia Tech ME (joint host with Fan Zhang's lab)
Hobby: Versatile locomotion and manipulation
Athena
Third-year Robot
Georgia Tech ME
Hobby: Dexterous grasping
Mini Cheetah
Second-year Robot
MIT Biomimetic Robotics Lab and Naver Labs (joint host with Sehoon Ha's lab)
Hobby: Agile Maneuvering
Kinova
Visiting Robot
GTRI
Hobby: Fruit harvesting, Mobile manipulation
Hector
First-year robot
Georgia Tech
Hobby: Dynamic locomotion in granular media
Franka
First-year robot
Georgia Tech
Hobby: Dynamic manipulation
Allegro Hand
First-year robot
Georgia Tech ME
Hobby: Dexterous grasping

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Visiting students and High School Students

Alumni

Graduate Students

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