Position: Lab Alumnus
Focus: Belief Space Planning, Stochastic Optimal Control
Haruki Nishimura is a Ph.D. Candidate in Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University. He completed his M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University in June 2017, and received his B.Eng. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the University of Tokyo in Japan in 2015.
Haruki’s past and ongoing research projects focus on algorithmic aspects of 1) safe and interactive navigation of mobile robots, 2) perception-aware decision making under uncertainty, and 3) active information gathering with mobile sensor platforms. The ultimate goal of his research is to make autonomous robots safer for humans and more useful for the society as they are widely deployed in the wild, where they will face significant challenges associated with inherent uncertainty of the surrounding environments. Haruki is partially funded by Masason Foundation Fellowship.