Short Biography

Zackory Erickson is an Assistant Professor in The Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, where he leads the Robotic Caregiving and Human Interaction (RCHI) Lab. His research focuses on developing new computational, control, and sensing methods for intelligent physical human-robot interaction and healthcare robots. Zackory received his PhD in Robotics and M.S. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech and B.S. in Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse.

Full Biography

Zackory Erickson is an Assistant Professor in The Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, where he leads the Robotic Caregiving and Human Interaction (RCHI) Lab. His research focuses on developing new computational, control, and sensing methods for intelligent physical human-robot interaction and healthcare robots. Zackory’s work spans physical human-robot interaction, healthcare robotics, robot learning, physics simulation, multimodal perception, and mobile manipulation. Prior to joining CMU, Zackory received his PhD in Robotics from Georgia Tech with Prof. Charlie Kemp. He also received an M.S. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech and B.S. in Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse. His work has won the Best Student Paper Award at ICORR 2019 and a Best Paper in Service Robotics finalist at ICRA 2019.