Alumni (PhDs, Post-Docs)
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.
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 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.
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
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.
Eric Westervelt , ``Toward a Coherent Framework for the Control of Planar Biped Locomotion,'' June 13, 2003 [Co-advisor:Daniel Koditschek] ,
Junho Choi ``Model-based Control and Analysis of Anthropomorphic Walking,'' 2005, email@example.com
Ben Morris ``Stabilizing Highly Dynamic Locomotion in Planar Bipedal Robots with Dimension Reducing Control,'' 2007, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ioannis Poulakakis , ``Stabilizing Monopedal Robot Running: Reduction-by-Feedback and Compliant Hybrid Zero Dynamics," 2008, email@example.com
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.
Kaveh Akbari Hamed, ``Nonlinear control and bipedal locomotion," January 2012 through August 2014 (now Asst. Prof. at Virginia Tech). See also hisGoogle Scholar site.
Brian G Buss , ``Systematic Controller Design for Dynamic 3D Bipedal Robot Walking," 2015, ,
Hamed Razavi, ``Symmetry Method for Limit Cycle Walking of Legged Robots,'' 2016, firstname.lastname@example.org[Anthony Bloch was the primary advisor, with significant input from Christine Chevallereau and J. Grizzle]