Karl Iagnemma, Principal Research Scientist

Principal Investigator, Robotic Mobility Group
Department of Mechanical Engineering
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 35-237a
Cambridge, MA 02139 USA
Office phone: 617 452 3262
Fax: 617 258 5802

Karl's Bio
Karl's CV
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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.

Carmine's resume
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Shingo Ozaki, Visiting Scholar

Shingo Ozaki is a visiting scholar in the Robotic Mobility Group. He received his Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Engineering from Kyushu University, and completed his Ph.D. degree in Agriculture at Kyushu University in 2005. In September of 2013, he was awarded a Ph.D. degree in Engineering by Yokohama National University, Japan. He works as an associate professor at Division of System Research, Yokohama National University.

His research interests include terramechanics, elastoplastic theory, and tribology.

Shingo's website


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.

Sisir's website


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.


Junghee Park, PhD Student

Junghee 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 Hussein, MS Student

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 Constantin, MS Student

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.


Martin Hümmer, Visiting MS Student

Martin is a visiting student in the Robotic Mobility Group, investigating and developing models and real-time estimator approaches for the estimation of uncertain parameters in autonomous vehicles. He received his Bachelorīs degree in Mechatronics from Leibniz University of Hannover (Germany) where he is currently pursuing a Master's degree.


Bhargav Gajjar, Research Affiliate

Bhargav Gajjar 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