Faculty

Core Faculty:

Atkins, Ella

Professor, Aerospace Engineering

Fault-tolerant sensing, reasoning, and acting to support safe, autonomous flight. Director of the Autonomous Aerospace Systems Lab, focusing on software-enabled autonomous flight with platforms including Flying Fish, Solar Sight, and flapping and fixed-wing craft endowed with comprehensive embedded aerodynamic sensing.

Faculty Profile | Autonomous Aerospace Systems (A2Sys) Lab Website | YouTube Video

Barton, Kira

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Learning, precision coordination and motion control for multi agent systems with applications for manufacturing and autonomous robots, cooperative and vision-based control for autonomous robotic systems.

Faculty Profile | Lab Website

Dimitry Berenson

Berenson, Dmitry

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Creation/development of algorithms that allow robots to interact with the world and collaborate efficiently with people. Drawing on ideas in search, optimization, control theory, and topology to develop these planning algorithms and to prove their properties.

Faculty Profile | Faculty Website

Cynthia Chestek

Chestek, Cynthia

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Implantable brain machine interfaces, neural control of prosthetic limbs and other assistive technology.

Faculty Profile | Chestek Lab

Jason Corso

Corso, Jason

Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Computer vision, cognitive system learning, robot interaction, mapping, tabletop robotics.

Faculty Profile | Faculty Website

Eustice, Ryan

Associate Professor, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Computer vision and image processing, Bayesian filtering and smoothing, simultaneous localization and mapping.

Faculty Profile | Perceptual Robotics Laboratory

Deanna Gates

Gates, Deanna

Assistant Professor, Movement Science; Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Powered prostheses; human-robot interaction; outcomes assessment;
3-d movement analysis.

Faculty Profile | Faculty Website

Gillespie, Brent

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Physical human-robot interaction, haptic interface, wearable robots.

Faculty Profile | HaptiX Lab

Grizzle, Jessy

Director of the Robotics Institute; Elmer G. Gilbert Distinguished University Professor; Jerry and Carol Levin Professor of Engineering; Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Bipedal locomotion, feedback control, nonlinear systems, CPS for robots and automotive systems.

Faculty Profile | Profile Story | Faculty Website | Control Systems Laboratory | Dynamic Leg Locomotion YouTube Channel

Odest Chadwicke Jenkins

Jenkins, Chad

Associate Professor, Computer Science and Engineering

Mobile manipulation, computer vision, interactive robot systems, human-robot interaction.

Faculty Profile | Faculty Website | On National Geographic Live

Johnson-Roberson, Matthew

Assistant Professor, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Computer vision, field robotics, 3D reconstruction.

Faculty Profile | Deep Robot Optical Perception Lab Website | YouTube Playlist

Koren, Yoram

James J. Duderstadt Distinguished University Professor (emeritus); Professor (emeritus), Mechanical Engineering

Manufacturing system automation, adaptive control, mobile autonomous robots, semi-autonomous wheelchairs, navigation for blind users.

Faculty Profile | Faculty Website | NSF Engineering Research Center for Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems | CARMEL Robot featured on CNN

Benjamin Kuipers

Kuipers, Benjamin

Professor, Computer Science and Engineering

Representation, learning, and using foundational domains of commonsense knowledge, including space, objects, actions, and morality and ethics.

Faculty Profile | Faculty Website | Intelligent Robotics Lab | The Conversation: Ethical Robots

Olson, Edwin

Computer Science and Engineering

Machine perception, clustering and classification, tracking, navigation, planning, and map building. Director of APRIL and leader of Team Michigan which recently won the 2010 MAGIC competition.

Faculty Profile | APRIL Robotics Laboratory | Meet Prof. Olson Video

Ozay, Necmiye

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Control, optimization and formal methods with applications in cyber-physical system design, system identification, verification and validation, autonomy and vision.

Faculty Profile | Faculty Website

Dimitra Panagou

Panagou, Dimitra

Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering

Motion planning, coordination and control; robotic networks; autonomous multi-vehicle systems; nonlinear systems and control; navigation and guidance; distributed/decentralized control; dynamic coverage.

Faculty Profile | Faculty Website

Remy, C. David

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

The Robotics and Motion Laboratory studies the design, optimization, and control of legged robots, rehabilitation devices, and other systems that exhibit natural dynamic motions.

Faculty Profile | Robotics and Motion Laboratory | Prof. Remy on Saturday Morning Physics

Revzen, Shai

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Study of bio-inspired robotics and new methods and mechanisms for control. Scientific study of animal and human locomotion based on nonlinear dynamical systems, and application to design of legged robotic vehicles and other devices.

Faculty Profile | Biologically Inspired Robotics and Dynamical Systems Lab

Lionel Robert

Robert, Lionel

Assistant Professor of Information, School of Information

Autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles, human-robot interaction, teamwork with robots, collaborative autonomous robots, teleoperation, human-autonomy/robot interaction

Faculty Profile | Faculty Website

Sarter, Nadine

Professor, Industrial and Operations Engineering

Design and evaluation of multimodal (including touch) displays, human error and error management, attention/interruption management, and the design of decision support systems. Wide range of application domains, including aerospace operations, military operations, medicine, and car cockpits.

Faculty Profile | The Human-Automation Interaction and Cognition Laboratory | Brief video lecture

Tilbury, Dawn

Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Control of manufacturing systems, teleoperation of small ground robots, shared control of robots between humans and autonomy, human-robot interaction.

Faculty Profile | Tilbury Research Group

Ulsoy, Galip

C.D. Mote Jr. Distinguished University Professor; William Clay Ford Professor of Manufacturing Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Deputy Director, NSF Engineering Research Center for Reconfigurable Machining Systems

Modeling, analysis and control of mechanical systems, including vehicle and robot control.

Faculty Profile | Faculty Website | Automotive Research Center | Prof. Ulsoy's YouTube Channel

Ram Vasudevan

Vasudevan, Ram

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Optimization and control of nonlinear and hybrid dynamical systems, locomotion of legged robots, shared control active safety systems, techniques to automate diagnostic and rehabilitative tasks.

Faculty Profile | Robotics and Optimization for Analysis of Human Motion Lab

Affiliate Faculty:

Awtar, Shorya

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Precision engineering; mechatronics; flexure mechanisms; high-precision high-bandwidth motion systems for applications in nanometrology and nanomanufacturing; MEMS sensors and actuators; minimally invasive surgery.

Faculty Profile | Precision Systems Design Laboratory | YouTube Video

Baveja, Satinder Singh

Professor, Computer Science and Engineering

Reinforcement learning and planning approaches to building artificial agents that can learn from experience to act autonomously in complex, stochastic, and partially-known environments.

Faculty Profile | Faculty Website | YouTube Course

James Cutler

Cutler, James

Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering

Robotic exploration of space with emphasis on design optimization, sensor systems, communication networks, and novel nanosatellite missions.

Faculty Profile | Michigan Exploration Laboratory

Deng, Jia

Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering

Computer vision, machine learning, human computation, image and video understanding, big visual data.

Faculty Profile | Faculty Website

Zhao Ding

Ding, Zhao

Assistant Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering

Autonomous vehicles, smart/connected transportation, traffic safety and rare event analysis, human machine interaction, dynamics and control, machine learning, and big data analysis.

Faculty Profile | Faculty Website

Durfee, Ed

Professor, Computer Science and Engineering; Co-director, Technology Increasing Knowledge: Technology Optimizing Choice (TIKTOC), U-M Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center

Intelligent coordination among multiple autonomous and semi-autonomous systems. Director of the Robotics and Autonomous Vehicles (RAV) M. Eng. Degree program at Integrative Systems + Design Division (ISD).

Faculty Profile | Distributed Intelligent Agents Group Website | YouTube Video

Tulga Ersal

Ersal, Tulga

Assistant Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering

Autonomous vehicles, teleoperation, system dynamics and control, multibody dynamics, energy management, mathematical modeling.

Faculty Profile | Faculty Website

Girard, Anouck

Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering

Nonlinear control and systems engineering with applications to unmanned vehicle systems, and Director of the Michigan/AFRL Collaborative Center in Control Sciences.

Faculty Profile | Aerospace, Robotics, and Controls (ARC) Laboratory

Jin, Judy

Professor, Industrial and Operations Engineering

Statistical methods for quality and reliability engineering with the focus on distributed sensing, dynamic system modeling, online monitoring and diagnosis, and optimal decision-making for improving system design, operations, and maintenance strategies.

Faculty Profile | Faculty Website

Kamat, Vineet

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Collaborative autonomous robots for construction, inspection, and maintenance of civil infrastructure.

Faculty Profile | Laboratory for Interactive Visualization in Engineering (LIVE) | YouTube Channel

C. Krishnan

Krishnan, Chandramouli

Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Kinesiology), Biomedical Engineering

Rehabilitation robotics, passive robots, wearable and mobile devices, low-cost technologies, neural plasticity, motor control.

Faculty Profile | NeuRRo Lab

Stephane Lafortune

Lafortune, Stephane

Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

System and control theory; discrete event systems; cyber-physical systems. Supervisory control, fault diagnosis, security and privacy in control systems. Formal methods of control. Application to automated and autonomous systems, multi-agent systems, software systems, and computer systems.

Laird, John

John L. Tishman Professor of Engineering; Professor, Computer Science and Engineering

Autonomous intelligent robots, integration of robotic and cognitive architecture, interactive task learning.

Faculty Profile | Faculty Website

Walter Lasecki

Lasecki, Walter

Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering; Assistant Professor, School of Information

Crowdsourcing, human computation, Human-in-the-Loop Robotics, intelligent systems and scene understanding and annotation.

Faculty Profile | Faculty Website

Hong Lak Lee

Lee, Honglak

Morris Wellman Faculty Development Assistant Professor; Professor, Computer Science and Engineering

Artificial intelligence, signal and image processing, robotics and computer vision.

Faculty Profile | Faculty Website

Wes Mcgee

McGee, Wes

Assistant Professor, Architecture and Material Performance (Architecture and Urban Planning)

Robotic applications in architecture and construction, large-scale digital fabrication, offline simulation tool development, online control and sensing, algorithmic and parametric design workflows.

Faculty Profile | matterdesign website

Ms. Rada Mihalcea

Mihalcea, Rada

Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Natural language processing, computational social sciences, multimodal tracking and understanding of human behavior. Human-Robot interaction.

Faculty Website

Mark Moldwin

Moldwin, Mark

Professor, Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering

Magnetometer and integrated sensor development for localization and navigation, with applications for indoor, underground, underwater and other GPS denied environments.

Faculty Profile | Faculty Website

Mower Provost, Emily

Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering

Audio-visual modeling of human behavior focusing on emotion. Focus on assistive speech-based technologies.

Faculty Profile | Computational Human-Centered Analysis and Integration Laboratory Website

Lauro Lojeda

Ojeda, Lauro

Assistant Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering

Research interests include mobile robotics, position estimation, sensor fusion, simulation , adaptive systems, control systems and digital signal processing. This research enables projects in the fields of accurate localization and tracking systems for mobile robots and humans.

Faculty Profile | Faculty Website

Oldham, Kenn

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Design, fabrication, dynamics, sensing, and control of microscale systems, including autonomous, millimeter-scale micro-robots.

Faculty Profile | Microdynamics Laboratory: Microsystems

Orosz, Gabor

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Connected and automated vehicles, ground robots, networks and complex systems, nonlinear dynamics and control, time-delay systems.

Faculty Profile | Faculty Website | Video: Ground Robotics Experiment

Peng, Huei

Roger L. McCarthy Professor; Professor, Mechanical Engineering; US Director, US-China Clean Energy Research Center-Clean Vehicle Consortium

Adaptive and optimal control, particularly for energy systems, including hybrid vehicles and small robots.

Faculty Profile | Faculty Website | U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center | Prof. Peng speaks at Robotics Day 2014

Reed, Matthew

University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute; Research Professor, Industrial and Operations Engineering

Human motion tracking and simulation; grasp modeling; computational modeling of perception, cognition, and motor action; driving monitoring and simulation.

Faculty Profile | Faculty Website

Jennifer Robertson

Robertson, Jennifer

Professor, Anthropology and History of Art (LSA)

Human-robot coexistence and interaction, especially as visualized and practiced in Japan (and East Asia more generally); robot rights vs. human rights; robot ethics; robot design; gendering robots and robot gender (especially humanoids); robot therapy and robot caregivers.

Faculty Profile

Stein, Jeffrey

Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Associate Director, Automotive Research Center

Systems and control including machine design, control, monitoring, and diagnostics; physical system modeling; automated modeling; bond graph theory; proper modeling of active suspensions; proper vehicle handling and ride models; high efficiency dynamic formulations for vehicle dynamics.

Faculty Profile | Automotive Research Center

Jessie Yang

Yang, Xi Jessie

Assistant Professor, Industrial and Operations Engineering

Human-autonomy/robot interaction, primarily focused on modeling human users' trust in automation/robots and designing interfaces that facilitate trust calibration and HAI/HRI team performance.

Faculty Profile | Faculty Website