The Robotics Lab



Oussama Khatib
(Director)




Shameek Ganguly

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

Mikael Jorda

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

Elena Galbally

Ph.D. Student: Force Control, Compliant Motion Primitives

Adrian Piedra

Ph.D. Student: Dynamics, Control Theory

Wesley Guo

Ph.D. Student: Robotic Hardware Design

William Chong

Ph.D. Student: Control, Dynamics, Optimization




Gerald Brantner

Postdoc: Control, Ocean One

Margot Vulliez

Postdoc: Mechatronic Design, Haptics, HRI

Harlyn Baker

Consulting Scientist, 3D Vision

Yao Li

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



Visiting Scholars



Stephanie Gil

Visiting Professor: Multi-Robot Teams, Communication

Andreea Tulbure

Visiting Student Researcher: Grasping, Reinforcement Learning



Recent Alumni



Ellen Klingbeil

Ph.D. Student: Contact Control

Xiyang Yeh

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

Samir Menon

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

Brian Soe

Engr. Student: Humanoid Robot Control, Dynamics

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

Jinsung Kwon

Ph.D. Student: Elastic Planning

Emel Demircan

Ph.D. Student: Human Motion Analysis

Boyeon Kim

M.S. Student: Electromechanical Design, Underwater Robotics

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

Taizo Yoshikawa

Ph.D. Student: Humanoid Robot Control



Alumni Students





Alumni Visitors



  • Elena Kern

  • Xiaorui Zhu

  • Jiankun Wang

  • Jianwen Luo

  • Selma Musić