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Contact Information: Gross Hall, Room 379, 140 Science Dr, Durham, NC 27708.  Ph: (812) 856-7496.
Email kris.hauser (at) duke.edu

Associate Professor

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Pratt School of Engineering

Duke University

Bio

Kris Hauser is an Associate Professor at the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University with a joint appointment in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and the Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Department. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University in 2008, bachelor's degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics from UC Berkeley in 2003, and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley. He then joined the faculty at Indiana University from 2009-2014, where he started the Intelligent Motion Lab. He is a recipient of a Stanford Graduate Fellowship, Siebel Scholar Fellowship, and the NSF CAREER award.

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Research

Research interests include robot motion planning and control, semiautonomous robots, and integrating perception and planning, as well as applications to intelligent vehicles, robotic manipulation, robot-assisted medicine, and legged locomotion. More...

Teaching

Spring 2014. I400/I590/B659: Intelligent Robots
Fall 2013: B351 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Computer Simulation
Spring 2013: B659 Principles of Intelligent Robot Motion
Fall 2012: B551 Elements of Artificial Intelligence
Spring 2012: B553 Optimization and Learning Algorithms

Selected Publications

  • K. Hauser. The Minimum Constraint Removal Problem with Three Robotics Applications. International Journal of Robotics Research, 33(1):5-17, January, 2014. doi: 10.1177/0278364913507795 pdf pdf software
  • K. Hauser. Robust Contact Generation for Robot Simulation with Unstructured Meshes. International Symposium on Robotics Research, 2013. pdf link
  • Y. Zhang and K. Hauser. Unbiased, scalable sampling of protein loop conformations from probabilistic priors. BMC Structural Biology 13(Supplement 1):S9, November 8, 2013. link
  • K. Hauser. Recognition, Prediction, and Planning for Assisted Teleoperation with Freeform Tasks. Autonomous Robots, 35(4): 241-254, August, 2013. doi:10.1007/s10514-013-9350-3. link pdf
  • K. Hauser. Minimum Constraint Displacement Motion Planning. In proceedings of Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS), Berlin, Germany, June 2013. pdf
  • K. Hauser. Fast Interpolation and Time-Optimization on Implicit Contact Submanifolds. In proceedings of Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS), Berlin, Germany, June 2013. pdf software
  • C. Bennett and K. Hauser. Artificial Intelligence Framework for Simulating Clinical Decision-Making: A Markov Decision Process Approach. In Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, 57(1):9-19, January 2013. doi: 10.1016/j.artmed.2012.12.003. pdf link
  • Y. Zhang, J. Luo, and K. Hauser. Sampling-based Motion Planning With Dynamic Intermediate State Objectives: Application to Throwing. IEEE Int'l Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Minneapolis, May 2012. pdf link
  • J. Luo and K. Hauser. Interactive Generation of Dynamically Feasible Robot Trajectories from Sketches Using Temporal Mimicking. IEEE Int'l Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Minneapolis, May 2012. pdf link
  • J. Johnson and K. Hauser. Optimal Acceleration-Bounded Trajectory Planning in Dynamic Environments Along a Specified Path. IEEE Int'l Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Minneapolis, May 2012. pdf link
  • K. Hauser. On Responsiveness, Safety, and Completeness in Real-Time Motion Planning. Autonomous Robots, 32(1):35-48, 2012. pdf link
  • E. You and K. Hauser. Assisted Teleoperation Strategies for Aggressively Controlling a Robot Arm with 2D Input. In Robotics: Science and Systems, Los Angeles, July 2011. pdf link
  • K. Hauser and V. Ng-Thow-Hing. Randomized Multi-Modal Motion Planning for a Humanoid Robot Manipulation Task. International Journal of Robotics Research, 30(6):678-698, 2011. doi: 10.1177/0278364910386985. pdf link

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