PhD and MS applicants:
Thanks for your interest in working with me at UW-Madison! I am going to take several PhD & MS students starting in Spring & Fall 2023. The deadlines for applications for these two semesters are Oct. 1st and Dec. 15th, respectively. Please follow the instructions on this website to apply. More information about the programs can be found here. Contact me if you (PhD applicants) want to introduce yourself with your CV and transcript (w/ rankings if you have it). You probably want to read some of my selected publications to get a feeling about what I do.
BS/MS degrees in Robotics/ME/EE/CS
Strong interest in physical Robotic systems, especially in legged robots (bipedal/quadrupedal), dynamics and control, mathematical modeling, numerical optimization, and machine learning.
Strong hands-on & analytical skills, proficient programming skills (C/C++, Matlab, Python, etc.)
Self-motivation, and Proficient English communication skills.
We will be working on solving challenging planning & control problems on the State-of-the-Art robotic hardware systems (see robot examples on the right).
We will constantly embrace emerging techniques and develop novel methodologies.
You will learn a diverse set of skills from physics modeling, proving a theorem, and hardware design, to intensive programming.
You will work with high academic freedom and select your own set of expertise to build.
PS: I have received more email inquiries than I wanted, so I cannot reply to all of them. My appologies. If you are "really" interested in this thread of robotics research, please first read some of the materials under the "resource" page or my representive publications to get familiar with the research I do. In the application, remember to list my name as the academic advisor.
Postdocs: I am not particularly looking for postdocs to work in my lab at this moment. However, if you are highly interested and feel to be a good fit, send me your research statement.
UW-Madison MS/Undergrads: Drop me an email or talk to me directly.
External Undergrads: Check out the VISP program.
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Alien-go robot with an arm from Unitree
Digit Robot ($250,000) from Agility Robotics