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 looking for self-motivated students to join my group starting in Fall 2024. Please contact me with your CV and transcripts if you are interested. I will start to review the applicant’s materials in June 2024.