The Robotics Lab



Oussama Khatib
(Director)




Yao Li

Visiting Scientist: Medical Robotics, Biomechanics, Control, Neural Engineering, Human-Robot Interaction

Ellen Klingbeil

Ph.D. Student: Contact Control

Samir Menon

Ph.D. Student: Control Theory, Neuroscience, Haptics

Xiyang Yeh

Ph.D. Student: Design Methodology, Control Theory, Dynamics

Gerald Brantner

Ph.D. Student: Control, Biomechanics

Shameek Ganguly

Ph.D. Student: Collision/Contact Dynamics, Simulation, Control




Boyeon Kim

Ph.D. Student: Electromechanical Design, Underwater Robotics

Mikael Jorda

Ph.D. Student: Force Control, Multi Contact Control

Taizo Yoshikawa

Ph.D. Student: Humanoid Robot Control

Brian Soe

Engr. Student: Humanoid Robot Control, Dynamics

Jianwen Luo

Visiting Student Researcher: Humanoid Locomotion, Exoskeleton Robotics, Dynamics, Controls

Manuel Zahn

Visiting Student Researcher: Underwater Vision, Gesture Recognition




Arjun V. Balasingam

B.S. Student: Control and Mechatronics, Underwater Robotics

Hari Ganti

B.S. Student: Haptic fMRI


Mentor: Samir

Jack Zhu

B.S. Student: Haptic fMRI, Neuroimaging, Statistical Analysis


Mentor: Samir

Paul Quigley

B.S. Student: Haptic fMRI, Neuroimaging, Statistical Analysis


Mentor: Samir

Kenji Hata

B.S. Student: Simulation


Mentors: Ellen, Samir

Kaidi Yan

B.S. Student: Human Biomechanics, Skeletal Modeling


Mentor: Samir

Ann He

B.S. Student: Haptic experiment design, Simulation


Mentor: Samir

Todor Markov

B.S. Student: Control, Skeletal Modeling


Mentor: Samir

Harlyn Baker

Consulting Scientist, 3D Vision



Recent Alumni



Shuyun Caspar Chung

Postdoc: Humanoid Robot Control and Planning

Mohammed Khansari

Postdoc: Imitation Learning, Nonlinear control, Dynamics

Francois Conti

Ph.D. Student: Haptics and Virtual Simulation

Eduardo Moreno

M.S. Student: Underwater Robotics

Michelle Yu

B.S. Student: Haptic fMRI


Mentor: Samir




Chris Aholt

B.S. Student: Haptic fMRI


Mentor: Samir

Jinsung Kwon

Ph.D. Student: Elastic Planning

Emel Demircan

PhD Student: Human Motion Analysis



Alumni Students





Alumni Visitors