Martin Levihn


I am currently a Senior Research Scientist at Symbotic LLC, an advanced stage robotic startup focusing on supply chain automation. My position involves both research and management on projects involving advanced optimization and simulation models for complex real-life robotic warehouse systems. I oversee a small and diverse research team on the discovery of new market opportunities, and the development of novel hardware and software solutions for these problems.

Prior to joining Symbotic, I completed my PhD in Robotics with a minor in Statistical Methods at the Georgia Institute of Technology where I was advised by Prof. Henrik Christensen. My dissertation research focused on robot task and motion planning in unknown and/or uncertain environments and has been featured in the IEEE Spectrum.

I have held visiting researcher appointments at the Japan Science and Technology Agency and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Tokyo, Japan. I was also a visiting graduate student at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT where I was advised my Prof. Tomás Lozano-Pérez and Prof. Leslie Pack Kaelbling.