Peng Yu @ AeroAstro, MIT
I am a third year graduate student in the Aeronautics and Astronautics department at MIT. I work with Professor Brian Williams in the Model-based Embedded & Robotic System group at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab. My research focuses on the collaboration between humans and autonomous systems in planning and execution tasks, especially under unexpected plan failure situations.
I received Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in June 2010. For my final year design project, four teammates and I designed a mini wind tunnel with control software packages to evaluate various airfoil designs in low speed air flow. I also worked on several robotic projects during my undergraduate study, include the ABU Asia Pacific Robot Contest and Personal Robot 2. For more details, see my CV. You may find me through email (yupeng AT mit.edu) or in the MERS lab (32-224, MIT).
Figures on top: The left one is a Personal Air Vehicle in simulation software X-Plane 9. The vehicle is controlled by a temporal plan executive, Kirk, and my collaborative diagnosis algorithm. The right one is the TERRAFUGIA flying car. I wish I could have my algorithm implemented on the car and make it a truly automatic air taxi.