2009 Poster Sessions : Rock Climbing Robot

Student Name : Ruixiang Zhang
Advisor : Jean-Claude Latombe
Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence
The goal of this project is to design and build up a robot and enable it to climb real rock autonomously. The challenges include multi-step motion planning, multi-contact motion control and static equilibrium constraints satisfaction.

Ruixiang Zhang received his B.Eng and M.Eng degrees from Harbin Institute of Technology, China and National University of Singapore, Singapore in 2001 and 2004 respectively. He is now a Ph.D candidate in Computer Science Department of Stanford University. His research interests are in humanoid robotics, climbing robotics and motion planning and control.