About Me

I am an incoming assistant professor in the Computer Science department at North Carolina State University.  I am now a postdoc at University of Massachusetts Amherst. Previously, I got a Postdoc Fellowship from the Maryland Robotics Center, advised by Dr. Ming C. Lin at the Univerisity of Maryland, College Park. I obtained my Ph.D. degree at the Colorado School of Mines in 2022, supervised by Dr. Hao Zhang in the Human-Centered Robotics Lab. I am now serving as the Associate Editor for IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RAL) and IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems  (IROS). I am also the first author of the best paper award for Agri-Robot at IROS 2023


The central theme of my research focuses on collaborative autonomy to enable team awareness for multi-robot and human-autonomy teaming. This vision seeks to empower autonomous robots with the ability to collaboratively and autonomously comprehend both unstructured environments and their human and robotic teammates, thereby surpassing human-level collaboration for complex tasks in open-world settings. I published top-tier papers in robotics and machine learning conferences and journals, including RSS, ICRA, IROS, ICML, AAAI, IJRR, and AuRo.



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Email: gaopeng7508 at gmail dot com

I am seeking self-motivated students to join my research group. For Fall 2024 or Spring 2025, we accept only interns or currently admitted students at NCSU. New students can enroll starting Fall 2025.

If you are interested, please get in touch with me with your CV and transcripts.