Gaurav S. Sukhatme

  • Professor of Computer Science
  • Director, Robotics Research Laboratories
  • Chairman, Department of Computer Science
  • Professor of Electrical Engineering
Office: (213) 740-0218

Expertise Summary

Expert in robotics, especially underwater robots and touch sensors


  • robotics, especially underwater robots
  • body computing and sensor networks
  • mobile robotics
  • artificial intelligence
  • embedded systems (hand-held computers)
  • intelligent agents
  • haptics - touch in virtual environments - and haptic interfaces
  • virtual reality, touch in virtual environments


  • Hindi
  • Marathi

Additional Information

  • Co-director of the USC Robotics Research Laboratory and the director of the USC Robotic Embedded Systems Laboratory, which he founded in 2000
  • Has served as PI on numerous NSF, DARPA and NASA grants
  • Co-PI on the Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS), an NSF Science and Technology Center
  • IEEE Fellow
  • Recipient of the NSF CAREER Award and the Okawa Foundation Research Award
  • One of the founders of the Robotics: Science and Systems conference