Kaiyu Hang is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science, and he directs the Robotics and Physical Interactions Lab (RobotΠ Lab) at Rice University. Before joining Rice, he finished his postdoc research at Yale University, received his Ph.D. and M.Sc. from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and earned his B.Eng. from Xi’an Jiaotong University.
He is broadly interested in robotic systems that can physically interact with other robots, people, and the world. By developing algorithms in optimization, learning, and control, his research is focused on efficient, robust, and generalizable manipulation systems ranging from small scale grasping and in-hand manipulation, to large scale dual-arm mobile manipulation, and multi-robot manipulation. His research has received widespread media coverage including MIT Technology Review, Science Robotics, National Public Radio (NPR), YAHOO! News, TechXplore, Smithsonian, Nanowerk, Yale SEAS News, Nature Electronics etc.