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Giovanni Sutanto earned a degree in Electrical Engineering, specialized in Control Engineering at Institut Teknologi Bandung, Bandung, Indonesia in 2010, after completing his final project on omnidirectional walking pattern generation for a small size humanoid robot (see demo video below). From 2010 to 2013, he worked as a Robotics Engineer at ABB Robotics Indonesia. He then earned his M.S. Computer Science (Intelligent Robotics) degree from USC in May 2015, and continue pursuing a Ph.D. degree also at USC Computer Science department since Fall 2015, under the supervision of Professor Stefan Schaal. He has been working in Computational Learning and Motor Control Lab since Summer 2014, in haptics (see demo video below) and virtual force field generation on SARCOS Exoskeleton Master Arm Robot, particularly for studying human motor learning and adaptation under perturbation. In the Ph.D. program he is specialized in the research on learning coupling terms for Dynamic Movement Primitives (DMPs), particularly in learning obstacle-avoidance coupling term which are generalizable across different motion durations, start and goal positions.

Research Interests:

Dynamic Movement Primitives (DMPs), Reinforcement Learning, Control of Dynamical Systems, Convex Optimization, and Vision-guided Motion.


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