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Alumni (PhDs, Post-Docs)
 

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Bruce JK Huang

PhD Student

Bruce JK Huang is a Robotics Ph.D. student at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has done research and project in a wide variety of areas such as deep learning for autonomous vehicles on perception, Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) and motion planning for small autonomous vehicles,  3D reconstruction, etc. Now he is working on Cassie Blue to help her be able to see and explore our beautiful world.

 

For more information please visit his personal website: www.BrucebotStudio.com

Email: bjhuang{at}umich.edu

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Yukai Gong

PhD Student

Yukai Gong is a Robotics Ph.D. candidate at the University of Michigan. He received his Bachelor's degree in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology and his Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Univerisity of Michigan. His current research interests include dynamics, controls, and biped locomotion.

 

Email: ykgong{at}umich.edu

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Lu Gan

PhD Student

Lu Gan is a Ph.D. candidate in Michigan Robotics, working with Professor Ryan Eustice and Professor Jessy Grizzle on robotic perception. She received her B.S. degree from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, and M.S. degree from Beihang University, China. Her research interests include computer vision and machine learning. Specifically, She focuses on semantic simultaneous localization and mapping for legged and mobile robots.

Email: ganlu{at}umich.edu

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Omar Harib

PhD Student

Omar Harib is a Ph.D. candidate in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He double-majored and earned bachelor's degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Computer Engineering at the American University of Sharjah, UAE. His current research interests are in control theory and experimentation focusing on bipedal robot locomotion.

 

Email: oharib{at}umich.edu

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William Clark

Post Doc

My thesis project, under Prof. Anthony Bloch and Prof. Jessy Grizzle, is on nonholonomic and hybrid mechanical systems with applications to walking robotics. I am additionally involved in a research project with Dr. Maani Ghaffari dealing with robotic perception.

Email: wiclark{at}umich.edu

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Zhenyu Gan

Post-Doc

Zhenyu Gan is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Dynamic Legged Locomotion Lab working with Professor Jessy Grizzle and Professor Ram Vasudevan. He received his Ph.D. degree (2018) and Master’s degree (2014) in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Before this, he received his Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Shandong University, China in 2012. His research interests lie at the intersection of robotics and nonlinear dynamics which include the study of different gaits in legged robots, bipedal and quadrupedal animals, as well as wearable robotic devices.

Ross Hartley

Ross Hartley

PhD Student

Ross Hartley is a Ph.D. student in the Robotics program at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He received his Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2014. His research interests include state estimation, motion planning and control theory. He is working to improve stability and to ultimately give Cassie autonomy through SLAM techniques and terrain-coupled feedback control.

Email: rosshart{at}umich.edu

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Ayonga Herei
Post-Doc (left on 2019/01)

Ayonga Hereid is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Dynamic Legged Locomotion Lab working with Professor Jessy Grizzle. He received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2016. His research interests lie at the intersection of nonlinear control and optimization theory, with a particular focus on developing elegant and principled control solutions for complex robotic systems, including bipedal robots and exoskeletons.

Here is my personal webpage
https://ayonga.github.io/

Xingye Da

Graduated at June/2018

Xingye Da is a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  He joined a “2+2” dual degree program at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China and Purdue University and received Bachelor Degree from both in mechanical engineering in 2013. His research interests are in bipedal robot locomotion, with special emphasis on achieving a tight coupling between control theory and experiment.

  1. Eric Westervelt ``Toward a Coherent Framework for the Control of Planar Biped Locomotion,'' June 13, 2003 [Co-advisor:Daniel Koditschek, westervelt.4@gmail.com

  2. Junho Choi ``Model-based Control and Analysis of Anthropomorphic Walking,'' 2005, junhochoi@kist.re.kr

  3. Ben Morris ``Stabilizing Highly Dynamic Locomotion in Planar Bipedal Robots with Dimension Reducing Control,'' 2007, benjamin.james.morris@gmail.com

  4. Ioannis Poulakakis , ``Stabilizing Monopedal Robot Running: Reduction-by-Feedback and Compliant Hybrid Zero Dynamics," 2008, poulakas@umich.edu

  5. Kevin Galloway, ``Nonlinear control and bipedal locomotion," September 2011 through June 2013. (Now an Asst. Prof. at the Naval Academy). See also his Google Scholar site.

  6. Kaveh Akbari Hamed, ``Nonlinear control and bipedal locomotion," January 2012 through August 2014 (now Asst. Prof. at Virginia Tech). See also hisGoogle Scholar site.

  7. Koushil Sreenath , ``Feedback Control of a Bipedal Walker and Runner with Compliance," 2011, koushils@umich.edu

  8. Hae Won Park , ``Control of a Bipedal Robot Walker on Rough Terrain," 2012, parkhw@umich.edu

  9. Alireza Ramezani , ``Feedback Control Design for MARLO, a 3D-Bipedal Robot," 2013 aramez@umich.edu

  10. Brian G Buss , ``Systematic Controller Design for Dynamic 3D Bipedal Robot Walking," 2015, briangbuss@gmail.com,

  11. Brent Griffin, ``Nonholonomic Virtual Constraints and Gait Optimization for Robust Robot Walking Control," 2016 bagriffin@gmail.com

  12. Hamed Razavi, ``Symmetry Method for Limit Cycle Walking of Legged Robots,'' 2016, razavi@umich.edu[Anthony Bloch was the primary advisor, with significant input from Christine Chevallereau and J. Grizzle]

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