Hongkai Dai
Senior Research Scientist
Toyota Research Institute
4440 El Camino Real
Los Altos, CA
daihongkai at gmail dot com
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I am currently a robotics researcher at Toyota Research Institute. I was a PhD student at Robot Locomotion Group at MIT, working with Prof. Russ Tedrake.

During my PhD, I worked on robust motion planning and control for highly dynamical robots, using model-based optimization approach. I applied the approach on bipedal walking robots, humanoids and grasping. During 2012 to 2015, I was also a core member of MIT DARPA Robotics Challenge Team.

2010 - 2016 2012 - 2015 2016 - present 2006 - 2010