Jacob J. Johnson

jjj025 at ucsd dot edu


Atkinson Hall

I am a Ph.D. student at the University of California San Diego, a member of the Advanced Robotics and Controls Lab (ARClab) working under Dr. Michael Yip. I am also the treasurer for the RoboGrads student organization in UCSD. In my research, I study how we can leverage data to improve robot planning and control. My research interests include motion planning in uncertainty, transformers, reinforcement learning.

In my free time, I enjoy playing soccer, swimming, and hiking. I also contribute to open-source ROS libraries.

If you are interested in working at ARClab, please send an email to Dr.Yip with your CV and a short description of your interests. We have different projects to develop your skills in ROS, machine learning tools, and robot system development.


2021 Our paper Chance-Constrained Motion Planning using Modeled Distance-to-Collision Functions got accepted to CASE.
2020 Our paper Dynamically Constrained Motion Planning Networks for Non-Holonomic Robots got accepted to IROS.
2020 Got ECE Best TA Award for 2020
2019 Our Paper Composing Task-Agnostic Policies with Deep Reinforcement Learning got accepted to ICLR.

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