Work-in-progress roboticist

About me

My name is Hai-Nguyen Nguyen. I am also known by my initials as Hann, which is a writen name in Vietnamese culture. My family name, "Nguyen," is pronounced "Wien."

Since July 2021, I have been a Contract Research Scientist at LAAS-CNRS, France, working together with Dr. Simon Laxcroix.

In February 2018, I earned my PhD. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in February 2018 from Seoul National University in Korea, where my academic advisor was Prof. Dongjun Lee. From 2018 to 2020, I was a Research Associate at Aerial Robotics Lab at Imperial College London, working with Prof. Mirko Kovac. I also spent one year (2020-2021) developing autonomous vehicles for inventory applications with Vimaan Robotics, Inc., in California, USA (remotely due to COVID-19 and visa delay).

My research is in the field of control theory and autonomous systems. My current focus is on empowering aerial robots with advanced manipulation capabilities with the emphasis on Robustness and dexterity.