Welcome to the Dynamic Robotics and Control Lab @USC!
Our research focuses on developing novel control algorithms for achieving extremely agile and robust locomotion on dynamic robotic systems. Our approach lies at the intersection of nonlinear control, trajectory optimization and machine learning.
We are constantly looking for self-motivated, enthusiastic students with interests and background that are well aligned with our research.
Following are potential research topics:
- Control, optimization and learning for quadruped robots
- Design and control of a hybrid wheel-leg robot
- Collision avoidance and planning for self-driving cars
- Adaptive control and reinforcement learning for dynamic manipulation and locomotion
If you are an existing undergrad or MS student at USC and interested in working with us, please contact Dr. Nguyen with your CV and a statement of your research interests. If you are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. at USC, please refer this link for the application process.