Kristoffer Hauser

Kris Hauser

Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Robot motion planning and control, semiautonomous robots, and integrating perception and planning. Applications of this research have included automated vehicle collision avoidance, robotic manipulation, robot-assisted medicine, and legged locomotion.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 100 Science Dr Box 90291, Hudson Hall Rm 130, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: (919) 660-5441
  • Email Address: kris.hauser@duke.edu
  • Websites:

Education

  • Ph.D. Stanford University, 2008

Research Interests

Research interests include robot motion planning and control, semiautonomous robots, and integrating perception and planning. Past applications of this research have included automated vehicle collision avoidance, robotic manipulation, robot-assisted medicine, and legged locomotion.

Specialties

Robotics
Controls

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Best Paper Award. IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots. 2015
  • NSF CAREER Award. National Science Foundation. 2013
  • Siebel Scholar Fellowship. Siebel Foundation. 2007

Courses Taught

  • COMPSCI 391: Independent Study
  • COMPSCI 393: Research Independent Study
  • COMPSCI 394: Research Independent Study
  • ECE 383: Introduction to Robotics and Automation
  • ECE 391: Undergraduate Research in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ECE 392: Undergraduate Research in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ECE 493: Undergraduate Research in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ECE 494: Undergraduate Research in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ECE 496: Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ECE 590: Advanced Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ECE 899: Special Readings in Electrical Engineering
  • ME 392: Undergraduate Projects in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 442: Introduction to Robotics and Automation
  • ME 491: Special Projects in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 492: Special Projects in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 555: Advanced Topics in Mechanical Engineering

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Hauser, K, Fast interpolation and time-optimization with contact, International Journal of Robotics Research, vol 33 no. 9 (2014), pp. 1231-1250 [10.1177/0278364914527855] [abs].
  • Hauser, K, The minimum constraint removal problem with three robotics applications, International Journal of Robotics Research, vol 33 no. 1 (2014), pp. 5-17 [10.1177/0278364913507795] [abs].
  • Luo, J; Zhang, Y; Hauser, K; Park, HA; Paldhe, M; Lee, CSG; Grey, M; Stilman, M; Oh, JH; Lee, J; Kim, I; Oh, P, Robust ladder-climbing with a humanoid robot with application to the DARPA Robotics Challenge, Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (2014), pp. 2792-2798 [10.1109/ICRA.2014.6907259] [abs].
  • Hauser, K, Robust Contact Generation for Robot Simulation with Unstructured Meshes, Intl. Symposium on Robotics Research (2013) [abs].
  • Hauser, K, Minimum Constraint Displacement Motion Planning, Robotics: Science and Systems (2013) [abs].
  • Bennett, CC; Hauser, K, Artificial intelligence framework for simulating clinical decision-making: A Markov decision process approach, Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, vol 57 no. 1 (2013), pp. 9-19 [10.1016/j.artmed.2012.12.003] [abs].
  • Zhang, Y; Hauser, K, Unbiased, scalable sampling of protein loop conformations from probabilistic priors, BMC Structural Biology, vol 13 no. Suppl 1 (2013), pp. S9-S9 [10.1186/1472-6807-13-S1-S9] [abs].
  • Hauser, K; Latombe, JC, Multi-modal Motion Planning in Non-expansive Spaces, International Journal of Robotics Research, vol 29 no. 7 (2010), pp. 897-915 [10.1177/0278364909352098] [abs].
  • Chentanez, N; Alterovitz, R; Ritchie, D; Cho, L; Hauser, KK; Goldberg, K; Shewchuk, JR; O'Brien, JF, Interactive simulation of surgical needle insertion and steering, ACM Transactions on Graphics, vol 28 no. 3 (2009), pp. 1-1 [10.1145/1531326.1531394] [abs].
  • Hauser, K; Alterovitz, R; Chentanez, N; Okamura, A; Goldberg, K, Feedback Control for Steering Needles Through 3D Deformable Tissue Using Helical Paths, Robotics: Science and Systems (2009) [abs].