Kim Tien joined the Dynamic Robot Systems Group at Oxford Robotics Institute in 2021 as a DPhil student under the supervision of Dr. Ioannis Havoutis. She received her BEng degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Ho Chi Minh University of Technology, where she developed a smart suitcase to follow the owner while avoiding obstacles, using fuzzy and deep learning. In 2020, she completed an MSc in Computer Science at the University of Nottingham with distinction. In her Master thesis, she developed a haptic telemanipulation system as a shared control solution that predicts the operator's intention and dynamically modulates robot guidance with an appropriate trajectory during operation. The research examined both reinforcement learning and trajectory planning with learning from demonstration.
Kim Tien is interested in robot motion planning using artificial intelligence techniques. Currently, she investigates locomotion and manipulation coordination on an integrated system that includes a robot arm on a legged robot. This whole-body control mainly examines trajectory planning in inspection tasks.