Nhan Tran

Robotics Intern at Robust.AI | Human Robot Interaction Researcher | AR/VR Enthusiast

Hi there!

Hello!! I am Nhan Tran, a master’s student in Computer Science + Robotics and Intelligent Systems at Colorado School of Mines. I am advised by Dr. Tom Williams. My research interests are Extended Reality (XR) and Human-Robot Interaction/Teaming (including ubiquitous intelligent systems such as decision support system, autonomous vehicles, UAVs, or multimodal sensor technologies). Currently, I am researching computational models for adaptive augmentation, where the way in which information is communicated to human teammates is adapted on the fly based on their cognitive load and mental states. To achieve this, I am utilizing the humanoid Pepper robot, the Microsoft HoloLens mixed reality headset, and the functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) non-invasive brain imaging device. More broadly, I aspire to design naturalistic human-agent teaming experiences and adaptive technologies that augment human capabilities. In the past several summers, I learned, researched, and collaborated with the amazing teams at Robust.AIFacebookGoogle Nest, and NASA/Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

I network

I share ideas

I research and write

I build projects

I make

Robots built

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I have written in more detail about these and other side projects here. https://www.trannhan.com/projects/


For a full list of publications and citations, please visit my Google Scholars page.



Creative side
  • When not coding, I enjoy making videos with friends and playing around with movie special effects. As former captain of Mines Robotics Club, I also captured various moments of my team building robots and competing in collegiate robotics tournaments.