Oussama Khatib

Weichai Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Mechanical Engineering and of Electrical Engineering

Concentration Advising in:
Academic Appointments
Professor, Computer Science
Professor (By courtesy), Mechanical Engineering
Professor (By courtesy), Electrical Engineering
Member, Bio-X
Member, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute
Robotics research on novel control architectures, algorithms, sensing, and human-friendly designs for advanced capabilities in complex environments. With a focus on enabling robots to interact cooperatively and safely with humans and the physical world, these studies bring understanding of human movements for therapy, athletic training, and performance enhancement. Our work on understanding human cognitive task representation and physical skills is enabling transfer for increased robot autonomy. With these core capabilities, we are exploring applications in healthcare and wellness, industry and service, farms and smart cities, and dangerous and unreachable settings -- deep in oceans, mines, and space.
Degrees / Education
PhD, Sup-Aero, France (1980)