Ludovic Righetti is an Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the Tandon School of Engineering of New York University. He is also a member of the Center for Urban Science and Progress. He leads the Machines in Motion Laboratory, where his research focuses on the planning and control of movements for autonomous robots, with a special emphasis on legged locomotion and manipulation. He is more broadly interested in questions at the intersection of decision making, control, optimization, applied dynamical systems, machine learning and their application to physical systems.
At CUSP, he is interested in understanding how robotics can help solve urban problems. For example, with other CUSP colleagues, he currently investigates the design of algorithm to control mobile manipulators for automatic construction and the control of soft upper limb exoskeletons.