I am an Assistant Professor at Duke University where I lead the General Robotics Lab. I obtained my Ph.D. in Computer Science at Columbia Univesity with Hod Lipson. My research focuses on Robotics, Computer Vision and Machine Learning. I am also broadly interested in AI for Science.
I am interested in developing "generalist robots" that learn, act and improve by perceiving and interacting with the complex and dynamic world. Ultimately, I hope that robots and machines can equip with high-level cognitive skills to assist people and unleash human creativity.
My research is sometimes best described by brief videos and animations. Here are some of them. If you are interested in more details, please see full publication list.