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I'm a third-year PhD candidate in Robotics at Rutgers University, working with Professor Jingjin Yu. Currently, My research focuses on resolving combinatorial challenges in robot tasks and motion planning. Before arriving at Rutgers, I received a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from the University of Science and Technology of China in 2019.

Email: kg627 [AT] scarletmail.rutgers.edu

Selected Projects

Fast High-Quality Tabletop Rearrangement in Bounded Workspace.

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[RSS 2021] On Minimizing the Number of Running Buffers for Tabletop Rearrangement.

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[IROS 2021] Capacitated Vehicle Routing with Target Geometric Constraints.

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Publications

K. Gao and J. Yu. “Capacitated Vehicle Routing with Target Geometric Constraints.” 2021 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2021).

K. Gao, S. W. Feng, and J Yu. “On Minimizing the Number of Running Buffers for Tabletop Rearrangement.” 2021 Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS 2021).

R. Wang*, K. Gao *, D. Nakhimovich*, J. Yu, and K. E. Bekris. “Uniform Object Rearrangement: From Complete Monotone Primitives to Efficient Non-Monotone Informed Search.” 2021 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2021).

S. W. Feng, K. Gao, J. Gong, and J. Yu. “Sensor Placement for Globally Optimal Coverage of 3D-Embedded Surfaces.” 2021 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2021).

S. W. Feng, S. D. Han, K. Gao, and J. Yu. “Efficient Algorithms for Optimal Perimeter Guarding.” 2019 Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS 2019).

Papers Under Review

K. Gao, D. Lau, B. Huang, K. E. Bekris and J. Yu. “Fast High-Quality Tabletop Rearrangement in Bounded Workspace.” submitted to 2022 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2022).

E. R. Vieira, D. Nakhimovich, K. Gao, R. Wang, J. Yu and K. E. Bekris. “Persistent Homology for Effective Non-Prehensile Manipulation” submitted to 2022 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2022).