Hi, I’m Cherie! I’m a second-year PhD Student in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University advised by Sebastian Scherer. I am part of the Air Lab and the Field Robotics Center. I did my undergrad at Harvey Mudd College, where I worked with Chris Clark on shark-tracking underwater robots. I am currently supported by the Croucher Foundation.

My research interest is in the intersection of field robotics, control theory and machine learning towards the goal of bringing robots to uncertain safety-critical environments. Specifically, I’m interested in developing robot learning and control algorithms that provide theoretical safety guarantees whilst deployed in the field.

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Recent News

  • [2019/12] Our journal paper on Autonomous Aerial Cinematography was accepted to the Journal of Field Robotics.
  • [2019/05] I was awarded the Croucher Foundation Scholarship for the next two years!
  • [2019/03] Invited to present research at the Amazon Graduate Student Symposium, Seattle.


Adaptive Tube Library for Safe Online Planning Under Unknown Tracking Performance
Cherie Ho, Jay Patrikar, Rogerio Bonatti, Sebastian Scherer
In Submission, 2020
Autonomous Aerial Cinematography Among Unstructured Environments With Online Artistic Decision-Making
Rogerio Bonatti, Wenshan Wang, Cherie Ho, Aayush Ahuja, Mirko Gschwindt, Efe Camci, Erdal Kayacan, Sanjiban Choudhury, Sebastian Scherer
Journal of Field Robotics, 2019
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Towards a Robust Aerial Cinematography Platform: Localizing and Tracking Moving Targets in Unstructured Environments
Rogerio Bonatti, Cherie Ho, Wenshan Wang, Sanjiban Choudhury, Sebastian Scherer
International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2019
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Predicting coordinated group movements of sharks with limited observations using AUVs
Cherie Ho, Kimberly Joly, Andrew P Nosal, Christopher G Lowe, Christopher M Clark
ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC), 2017