Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
University of Pennsylvania
My research interests are in robotics
and artificial intelligence. I am motivated by fully and partially
autonomous systems that exhibit efficient, intelligent and reliable
behavior in real-world environments. In particular, I focus on motion
planning and control, as well as their
integration with perception, state estimation and other systems that
enable capable robots.
I am particularly interested in
exploring the application of optimization and learning methods to
analyze systems and to design efficient representations that make
complex planning and control problems tractable, particularly in
the presence of constraints on computing capacity and runtime.
Uncertainty in the environment and the robot itself is an important
topic in my work, along with other considerations that lead to
challenges in developing capable and reliable robots.