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Aaron Ames
Aaron Ames
Bren Professor of Mechanical and Civil Engineering and Control and Dynamical Systems

Research interests: Bipdal robotics, hybrid systems, Zeno behavior, prosthetic devices. Theoretical foundations with practical applications to human inspired bipedal walking.

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Joel Burdick
Joel Burdick
Richard L. and Dorothy M. Hayman Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering; Jet Propulsion Laboratory Research Scientist

Research interests: Robotics, kinematics, mechanical systems and control.

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Advisory Board Members

Jose Andrade
Jose Andrade
George W. Housner Professor of Civil and Mechanical Engineering; Cecil and Sally Drinkward Leadership Chair, Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering; Executive Officer for Mechanical and Civil Engineering

Research interests: Granular materials, geomechanics, carbon sequestration, multiscale modeling.

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Mory Gharib
Hans W. Liepmann Professor of Aeronautics and Bioinspired Engineering; Booth-Kresa Leadership Chair, Center for Autonomous Systems and Technologies; Director, Graduate Aerospace Laboratories; Director, Center for Autonomous Systems and Technologies

Research interests: Fluid dynamics of physiological machines and development of medical devices such as heart valves, cardiovascular and human eye health monitoring and drug delivery systems.

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Ken Pickar
Ken Pickar
Visiting Associate in Mechanical and Civil Engineering

Teaching Interests: Start-up and continuous growth of technology-based companies, and the modification of normative product development processes to address developing world challenges.

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Gregg Zeitlin
Gregg Zeitlin
Co-Founder, Senior Managing Director and Partner, Reservoir Capital Group

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Gregg Zeitlin

Gregg Zeitlin co-founded Reservoir Capital Group in 1998 and serves as a Senior Managing Director and a member of the firm’s Investment Committees.

Mr. Zeitlin currently serves on the boards of many of Reservoir’s portfolio companies, including ContourGlobal, Voyager Aviation, and ClearCaptions. Additionally, Mr. Zeitlin has been instrumental in the formation and development of several investment firms seeded by Reservoir.

Prior to founding Reservoir, Mr. Zeitlin was a Partner at Ziff Brothers Investments. Before joining Ziff Brothers Investments, Mr. Zeitlin was Vice President, Financial Strategy for Ziff Communications Company, where he focused on strategic partnerships and acquisitions, and ultimately, the sale of the Ziff family’s operating businesses. Previously, Mr. Zeitlin worked at Sunrise Capital Partners and Wasserstein Perella & Co.

Mr. Zeitlin graduated with Highest Honors from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.B.A in Finance and serves on the UT Computer Science Advisory Council.

Graduate Students

Eric Ambrose
Eric Ambrose
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Richard Cheng
Richard Cheng
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Rachel Gehlar
Rachel Gehlar
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Thomas Gurriet
Thomas Gurriet
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Claudia Kann
Claudia Kann
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Ellen Novoseller
Ellen Novoseller
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Yidan (Ida) Qin
Ida Qin
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Maegan Tucker
Maegan Tucker
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Collaborators

Reggie Edgerton (Credit: Reed Hutchinson/UCLA)
V. Reggie Edgerton University of California, Los Angeles
Director of the Neuromuscular Research Laboratory; Distinguished Professor of the Departments of Integrative Biology and Physiology, Neurobiology and Neurosurgery

Research interests: Neural control of movement and neuromuscular plasticity.

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

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

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Ayonga Hereid
Ayonga Hereid Ohio State University
Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engrineering

Research interests: Robotics, nonlinear control, bipedal locomotion, and optimization of the hybrid dynamical system.

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Matthieu Masselin
Matthieu Masselin Wandercraft
Co-Founder of Wandercraft

Mission: Restoring walking abilities to people in a wheelchair by leveraging robotics.

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Koushil Sreenath
Koushil Sreenath University of California, Berkeley
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Research interests: Hybrid Dynamic Robotics, Applied Nonlinear Control, Dynamic Legged Locomotion, Dynamic Aerial Manipulation.

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Staff

Robert Perkins
Robert Perkins
Media Contact

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