Heesoo Yang

Heesoo Yang

Home Institution
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Year Participated

Year in School

REU Faculty Mentor
Kris Hauser

Research Area Interest
Artificial Intelligence

Project Title

Biography & Research Abstract


Existing robotic disinfection solutions primarily use UV light. These have a number of limitations, such as long exposure times, and the need for people to leave the room. In contrast, wiping is quicker and can be performed close to people. The goal of the wiping perception pipeline is to give the motion planners information about wipeable surfaces. Specifically, we want to know whether a point belongs to a certain surface, and what type of surface it is, so that the optimal grasp and motion can be used to wipe it.


I'm a rising junior studying computer science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I'm interested in learning about and, hopefully, contributing vision, robotics, and general intelligence. Recently, I've been thinking more about brain-machine interfaces, but love to discuss and learn about cool technologies in general. This summer, I'm working with Prof. Kris Hauser in the Intelligent Motion Lab on perception.