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
Ramon Gonzalez, Postdoctoral Associate
Ramon received a Computer Science Engineering degree and a Ph.D. degree (with European mention)
in mobile robotics from the University of Almeria (Spain, 2006, 2011). From 2006 to 2014, he worked as a researcher and lecturer
at the University of Almeria. After that, he worked as a PhD Assistant at the University of Zaragoza (Spain) until September 2014.
In 2009, he was a visiting researcher at the Autonomous Systems Lab (ETH Zurich, Switzerland; 3.5 months).
In 2008, he did a research stay at the Department of Systems Engineering (University of Seville, Spain; 1.5 months).
Ramon's main research interests include: modelling,
localization and motion control of mobile robots in off-road conditions; terramechanics-based navigation of mobile
robots; terrain classification and characterization; computer vision (visual odometry) and machine learning; adaptive, predictive,
and robust control.
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.
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.
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.
Sang Uk Lee, MS Student
Sang Uk is a Master student in the Robotic Mobility Group.
He received his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Aerospace Engineering from Seoul National University, Korea.
His research interests include sampling-based motion planning with autonomous vehicles and machine learning.
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.
Carmine Senatore , Research Scientist, 2014
Sisir Karumanchi, Postdoctoral Associate, Research Scientist, 2014
Marwan Hussein, MS Student, 2014
Alexandre Constantin, MS Student, 2014
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