People

Director

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Luis Sentis
Associate Professor
Research Interests: control of compliant human-centered robots, fast locomotion and mobility under high payloads, design of humanoid robots, field-oriented autonomous control architectures, smart shared laboratory facilities, mediation and intervention of human behavior via human-robot interaction, startup creation


  Scientific Staff

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Dorothy Jorgensen
PhD Student
Current Research: Exoskeleton design with physiological factors

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Rachel Schlossman
MS Student
Current Research: Optimal control of flexible actuators

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Kunye Chen
PhD Student
Current Research: Modeling student learning behavior

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Orion Campbell
MS/PhD Student
Current Research: Learning and intervention of human behavior for humanoid HRI

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Minkyu Kim
PhD Student: Human latent state estimation for effective navigation

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Junhyeok  Ahn
PhD Student
Current Research: Fast, Sampling-Based Kinodynamic Bipedal Locomotion

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Jaemin Lee
PhD Student
Current Research: Cognitive interaction-based motion planning for navigation and  agile locomotion

 

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Kwan Suk Kim
Ph.D. Student
Current Research: Stochastic collision management in human-robot interaction

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Donghyun Kim
Ph.D. Student
Current Work: Reinforcement learning for dynamic whole-body locomotion control

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Gray Thomas
Ph.D. Student
Current Work: Robust control of dynamic legged robots

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Steven Jorgensen
Ph.D. Student
Current Work: Model checking and synthesis of mission plans for human-centered robots

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Travis Llado
MS Student
Research Interests: Controlling and designing field human-centered robotic systems

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Binghan He
PhD Student
Research Interests: Synthesis of educational content and optimal control of actuators

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Ajinkya Jain
PhD Student – Co-Advised
Research Interests: Active system identification using manipulation


 Alumni

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Kenan Isik
Ph.D. Student 2012-2017
Research Interests: Design and Control of Low Cost SEA Actuators

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Ye Zhao
Ph.D. Student 2012-2016
Reserch Interests: Locomotion Planning and Control

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Joshua James
MS Student 2014-2016
Research Interests: Design of Modular Robots

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Nicholas Paine
PhD 2010-2014 / Research Scientist 2014-2015
Department of Electrical Engineering
Research Interests: Design of high performance actuators and building humanoid robots

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Chien-Liang Fok
Research Fellow 2012-2015
Research Interests: Software design for controlling human-centered robots

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Gwen Johnson
Research Fellow 2012-2014
Research Interests: Effects of Runtime Latencies on Whole-Body Controllers for Mobile Robot

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Alan Shu-Ming Kwok
Undergrad Student 2013
Mechanical Engineering Department
Research Interests: Design of Compliant Mobile Bases

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Cory Crean
Research Engineer 2013
Research Interests: Mobile Outdoor Perception

Mike

Mike Slovich
MS 2012
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Research Interests: Dynamic locomotion in rough terrain

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Pius Wong
MS 2012
Mechanical Engineering Department
Research Interests: Biorobotics, biomechanics, and design

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Somudro Gupta
MS 2012
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Research Interests: Design of Holonomic Mobile Bases

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Josh Petersen
Research Engineer 2011
Mechanical Engineering Department
Research Interests: Whole-Body Control of Dreamer over Rough Terrains

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Matthew Gonzales
MS 2011
Mechanical Engineering Department
Research Interests: Design of human centric robotic systems


Former Visiting Scholars

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Seung Kyu Park
Visiting Scholar (Ph.D)
Department of Electrical Engineering
Changwon National University, Korea
Research Interests: Control of humanoid robots using T-S fuzzy modeling

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Sehoon Oh
Research Associate Visitor (Ph.D)
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
The University of Tokyo
Research Interests: Model Learning and Control of Hybrid Legged Robots
Stay period: May-August 2010

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Javier Gamez Garcia
Faculty Visitor (Ph.D)
Electronic and Automation Department
University of Jaen, Spain
Research Focus: Modeling and Control of Compliant Robot Arms/Legs
Stay period: May-August 2010


Former Undergraduate Researchers

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Bridget Owens
Research: Control of robots with wearable devices

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Young (Paul) Lee
Research: Design of a Contact Sensor for Locomotion

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Nic Mojica
Research: Design of Safety Devices for Experimentation with Humanoid Robots

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Dean Shute
Research: Mechanical Design

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Vansi Vallabhaneni
Carnegie Mellon University
Research: Design of Biomimetic Spinning Robot

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Janhavi Das
Research: Human-Robot Interaction

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Emily Chen
Research: Pressure sensitive devices for biomedical and robotic applications

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Frank Lima
University of Texas at Dallas
Research: Autonomous manufacturing

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Sammy Mudede
Huston Tillotson University
Research: Design and control of quadrotor systems