Karl Iagnemma, Principal
Investigator, Robotic Mobility Group
Department of Mechanical Engineering
77 Massachusetts Avenue,
Cambridge, MA 02139
Office phone: 617 452 3262
Fax: 617 258 5802
Carmine Senatore, Research Scientist
Carmine is a research scientist in the Robotic Mobility Group,
working on tire-terrain interaction problems and vehicle dynamics analysis.
He received a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano
in 2004, and completed his Ph.D. degree in Engineering Mechanics at
Virginia Tech, with his thesis addressing the mobility, handling and
tractive efficiency of wheeled off-road vehicles.
Carmine's research interests include vehicle dynamics, off-road vehicle
mobility, dynamical systems theory, vibrations and control.
Sisir Karumanchi, Postdoctoral Associate
Sisir is a postdoctoral associate in the Robotic Mobility Group, working on semi-autonomous control and off-road mobility assessment. He received a Bachelors degree in Mechatronic Engineering from the University of Sydney in 2005, and completed his Ph.D. with the Australian Centre for Field Robotics at the University of Sydney in 2010. His Ph.D. thesis involved the application of machine learning techniques to assess off-road mobility with proprioceptive feedback.
Broadly speaking, his research focus is in closing the loop from perception to action for autonomous or semi-autonomous systems. His specific research interests include Off-road perception, Proprioception, Optimal Control, Vehicle-terrain interaction, Soft hazard negotiation and Bayesian non-parametric inference.
Ryota Ono, Visiting Scientist
Ryota Ono is a visiting scientist in the Robotic Mobility Group.
He received his Bachelor's degree and Master's degree in engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan.
He works as electric systems engineer for dump trucks at the Japanese construction machine manufacturer Komatsu Ltd.
His research interests focus on developing a stability control system for autonomous dump trucks used in the mining industry.
Park received his Bachelor's degree and Master's degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Seoul National University, Korea. He had served in the military as a lecturer in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Science at Korea Military Academy. His research interests include cooperation of multiple robots, collision avoidance, stealth behavior of pursuers for intercepting an evader, and semi-autonomous control of passenger vehicles.
Marwan is a Master student in the Robotic Mobility Group working on vision-based localization of robots in outdoor environments. He received his Bachelors degree in Space Engineering from York University in 2007. Prior to MIT, he worked for 5 years as a systems engineer where he developed 3D imaging systems for the Canadian Space Agency and NASA.
Marwan's research interests include vision-based localization, autonomous navigation, rover path planning, 3D imaging and perception.
Alexandre is a Master student in the Robotic Mobility Group. He received his Bachelor's degree in Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique (Paris, France). His research interests focus on trajectory optimization and developing new control methods for high speed autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles, based on neuro-inspired driving concepts such as eye-tracking data.
Youzhi Liang, MS Student
Youzhi is a Master student in the Robotic Mobility Group.
His undergraduate major was Machine Design, Manufacture and their Automation.
He worked for two years in a research institute in China.
His current research interests focus on development of micro pumps with application of electro-rheological technology.
Bhargav Gajjar, Research Affiliate
is a Research Affiliate with the Robotic Mobility Group investigating energy efficient,
bio-inspired, multi-mode robotic mobility, including flying, perching, swimming, walking,
running, and crawling.
Previously Bhargav worked on an intelligent prosthesis with the MIT Media Lab,
a gravity gradient stabilized nano satellite with the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and
both an automated robotic manipulator for life support applications and an insect-inspired space
rover with the NASA KSC Space Life Sciences Lab. He is also
the president of Vishwa Robotics.
Nadia Cheng, PhD Student, 2013
Watanabe Masaaki, Postdoc, 2013
Sterling Anderson, PhD Student, 2012
Steven Peters, Postdoc, 2012
Nick Wiltsie MS Student, 2012
Jianwei Gong, Visiting Professor, 2012
Chris Brooks, Postdoc, 2012
Phil Salesses, Research Affiliate, 2012
Shanbao Cheng, Postdoc, 2012
Fengchi Sun, Visiting Scholar, 2011
Shengyan Zhou , Visiting PhD Student, 2010
Matt McDaniel, MS Student, 2010
Takayuki Nishihata, Visiting Engineer, 2010
Gaurav Kewlani, MS Student, 2010
Genya Ishigami, Postdoc, 2010
Martin Udengaard, MS Student, 2008