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, Postdoctoral Associate
Carmine is a postdoctoral associate 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.
Watanabe Masaaki, Postdoctoral Associate
Masaaki is a postdoctoral fellow in the Robotic Mobility Group, working
on terrain sensing for autonomous control of mobile robot and mechanism
design for climbing robot using adhesion force of MR fluid. He received
a Bachelor and Master of Engineering in 2007 and 2009 respectively at
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, and completed his Ph.D. degree of
Engineering at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. His Ph.D. thesis
involved design methods of dynamics based autonomous control system by
using orbit attractor for underactuated system such as a legged robot.
Masaaki's research interests include environment sensing in uncertain
area, robot mechanism design, dynamic and autonomous control theory and
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Cheng received her Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace
Engineering from University
of California, San Diego, and her Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering
from MIT. She is a National
Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellow.
Nadia is currently doing research in mechanism design
and developing tunable-stiffness composites for SQUISHbot,
a slug-inspired robot.
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.
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.
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.
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