People


Faculty

M. Ani Hsieh

M. Ani Hsieh

Deputy Director, GRASP Lab; Graduate Program Chair, ROBO; Research Associate Professor, MEAM

Ani is interested in problems that lie at the intersection of robotics, dynamical systems theory, and control.  Her work focuses on how robots interact with their environments and how the environment can be leveraged as an energy reservoir for robots.  Ani and her group create new abstractions to describe dynamic environments and design new architectures and algorithms for teams of robots to interact with each other and their environments.  Her work is very interdisciplinary with a strong emphasis on experimental validation.

Research Areas

  • Complex Systems
  • Data-Driven Modeling and Estimation
  • Distributed and Decentralized Control
  • Modular Self-reconfigurable Robots
  • Networked Robots
  • Swarm Robots
  • Distributed Sensing and Estimation

Research Groups

Publications

A Topological Approach to Path Planning for a Magnetic Millirobot

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)

A triangle histogram for object classification by tactile sensing

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)

Cooperative prediction of time-varying boundaries with a team of robots

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Nonlinear Synchronization Control for Short-Range Mobile Sensors Drifting in Geophysical Flows

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

Synthesis of a Time-Varying Communication Network by Robot Teams with Information Propagation Guarantees

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

Students

Kong Yao Chee

PhD, ESE


Fernando Cladera

Robotics MSE '19; PhD, CIS


Victoria Edwards

PhD, MEAM


Spencer Folk

PhD, MEAM


Arjun Kumar

PhD, MEAM


Alice Kate Li

PhD, ESE


Xerxes Libsch

Robotics MSE


Ariella Mansfield

PhD, MEAM


Tahiya Salam

PhD, ESE


Yash Shirsath

Robotics MSE - Submatric


Wesley Yee

Robotics MSE


Research Staff

Sandeep Manjanna

PostDoc, MEAM


Xi Yu

PostDoc, MEAM


Alumni

Philip DeZonia

Robotics MSE '19 - Exyn Technologies


Sailalitha Gollapudi

Robotics MSE '20 - Qualcomm


Dhanushka Kularatne

PostDoc, MEAM '19


Hyunjoo Oh

Robotics MSE '20


M. Ani Hsieh

Research Areas

  • Complex Systems
  • Data-Driven Modeling and Estimation
  • Distributed and Decentralized Control
  • Modular Self-reconfigurable Robots
  • Networked Robots
  • Swarm Robots
  • Distributed Sensing and Estimation