Zhutian (Skye) Yang

Hello! My name is Skye and I'm a PhD candidate at MIT working on robot learning and robot planning for long-horizon mobile manipulation problems. I'm co-advised by Leslie Pack Kaelbling and Tomás Lozano-Pérez in the Learning and Intelligent Systems group. I'm currently a part-time research intern at NVIDIA Seattle Robotics Lab, working with Dieter Fox. I obtained bachelor's degree in information engineering and media at NTU, Singapore.


Household robots planning long-horizon behavior, such as unpacking grocery bags and heating up the takeouts, 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 robot learning and planning: