I am a Principal Robotics Engineer at Symbotic and lead the research and development in Multi-robot Routing. My research interests are primarily in the areas of robotics, AI planning, and multi-agent systems with applications in interconnected robotic systems for manufacturing, logistics, and field operation.

I obtained my Ph.D. degree at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2022, advised by Prof. Brian C. Williams. Before joining Symbotic, I was an Applied Scientist on the Manipulation R&D team at Amazon Robotics.


I architected, designed, and implemented a novel multi-robot routing system, and deployed it in Walmart’s high-density storage warehouses.


  • Cooperative Task and Motion Planning for Multi-Arm Assembly Systems.
    Jingkai Chen, Jiaoyang Li *, Yijiang Huang *, Caelan Garrett, Dawei Sun, Chuchu Fan, Andreas Hofmann, Caitlin Mueller, Sven Koenig, Brian C. Williams.
    Submitted and Under Review .
    [PDF] [Demo]


  • State-Temporal Decoupling of Multi-Agent Plans under Limited Communication.
    Yuening Zhang, Jingkai Chen, Eric Timmons, Marlyse Reeves, and Brian C. Williams.
    The Ninth ICAPS Workshop on Planning and Robotics (PlanRob 2021).
    [PDF] [Bibtex]