- Assistant Professor of Engineering and Computer Science
Scott Kuindersma is an Assistant Professor of Engineering and Computer Science and the director of the Harvard Agile Robotics Laboratory at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. His research interests broadly encompass robotics, optimization, control, and machine learning. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2012. He then joined MIT CSAIL as a postdoctoral associate in the Robot Locomotion Group where he led the planning and control effort for MIT's entry into the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC), one of the largest robotics competitions in history. He joined Harvard SEAS in 2015.
Professor Kuindersma's research focuses on increasing the efficiency, robustness, and versatility of underactuated walking, flying, and manipulating robots. His current research is focused on developing algorithms for robust planning and control through frictional contact, control and estimation for aerobatic UAV flight, and real-time optimization of human assistive devices.