Zackory Erickson

I am a tenure-track Assistant Professor in The Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, where I lead the Robotic Caregiving and Human Interaction (RCHI) Lab. My research explores intelligent physical human-robot interaction, with applications in healthcare robotics.

Previously, I received my PhD in Robotics at Georgia Tech advised by Charlie Kemp.

I am actively recruiting PhD and Master’s students for my research group. If you are a current or admitted student at CMU and interested in joining our group, please email me:


Extra links

You can find a recording of my Robotics PhD Defense at Georgia Tech here:

In 2016, I participated in the 4th Heidelberg Laureate Forum. Here are some photos from the 4th HLF.