Zhutian Yang

Hello! My name is Yang and I'm a PhD candidate at MIT working on robot learning and robot planning for long-horizon mobile manipulation problems so that we can have assistive robots helping with household chores. I'm co-advised by Leslie Pack Kaelbling and Tomás Lozano-Pérez in the Learning and Intelligent Systems group. I obtained master's degree in computer science at MIT and bachelor's degree in information engineering and media at NTU, Singapore.


Household robots planning long-horizon behavior, such as heating up takeouts and cleaning the kitchen counter, must be able to plan quickly and execute robustly in semantically rich, geometrically complex environments. I'm working on the following problems in the field of robotic learning and Task and Motion Planning (TAMP):