Gaurav S. Sukhatme

Expert in robotics, especially underwater robots and touch sensors

Professor of Computer Science
Director, Robotics Research Laboratories
Chairman, Department of Computer Science
Professor of Electrical Engineering


  • robotics, especially underwater robots
  • body computing and sensor networks
  • mobile robotics
  • artificial intelligence
  • embedded systems (hand-held computers)
  • intelligent agents
  • haptics – touch in virtual environments – and haptic interfaces
  • virtual reality, touch in virtual environments

Additional Information

  • Co-director of the USC Robotics Research Laboratory and the director of the USC Robotic Embedded Systems Laboratory, which he founded in 2000
  • Has served as PI on numerous NSF, DARPA and NASA grants
  • Co-PI on the Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS), an NSF Science and Technology Center
  • IEEE Fellow
  • Recipient of the NSF CAREER Award and the Okawa Foundation Research Award
  • One of the founders of the Robotics: Science and Systems conference


  • Hindi
  • Marathi

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