Yifan Hou

I am a PhD student at Manipulation Lab, Carnegie Mellon University, advised by Professor Matt Mason. Before that I obtained my MS in Robotics degree also from Carnegie Mellon University in 2017. I received Bachelor's degree in 2015 from Tsinghua University, Beijing.

Research Interests

I want to simultaneously improve robot's manipulation dexterity and reliability. I am currently exploring the following aspects of manipulation:
1. Reliable control strategy for manipulation under external contacts;
2. Efficient planning algorithm that utilize task geometry;
3. High bandwidth end-effector hardware.

Specifically, I am working on regrasping, in-hand manipulation, force control and planning for contact-rich manipulation.


Robotics Institute
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University
Email: yifanh [at] cmu [dot] edu