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Faculty

Dan Koditschek

Dan Koditschek

Director, PERCH; Alfred Fitler Moore Professor, ESE

Research in Dan’s group is focused on the application of dynamical systems theory to the design, construction and empirical testing of machines that juggle, run, climb, and in general, interact physically with their environment to perform useful work. Dan and his group seek to probe the foundations of autonomous robotics by reasoning formally about mathematical models that represent the successes and limitations of their physical platforms. They maintain close collaborations with biologists, whose insights about animal mobility and dexterity inspire their thinking and designs.

Research Areas

  • Hybrid Control Systems
  • Legged Locomotion
  • Nonlinear Control Systems
  • Autonomy

Research Groups

Publications

Reactive Planning for Mobile Manipulation Tasks in Unexplored Semantic Environments

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

News

GRASP News

ICRA 2021 – GRASP Accepted Papers

March 3, 2021


GRASP News

ICRA 2020 Recap

June 24, 2020


Faculty News

Designs for what the future can be

February 10, 2020


GRASP News

Update on Lower Schuylkill River Development

November 21, 2017


GRASP News

GRASP goes to China

June 24, 2015


Faculty News

Daniel Koditschek wins a 2010 AFOSR MURI…

September 3, 2010


Students

Daniel Birmingham

Robotics MSE (On Leave of Absence)


Raymond Bjorkman

Robotics MSE


Jason Bleiweiss

Robotics MSE (On Leave of Absence)


Diego Caporale

Robotics MSE '19, PhD, MEAM


Wei-Hsi Chen

PhD, ESE


Max Doppelt

Robotics MSE - Submatric


Zachary Fisher

Robotics MSE


Timothy Greco

PhD, ESE


Gavin Kenneally

PhD, MEAM


Sadhana Marikunte

Robotics MSE - Submatric


Griffon McMahon

Robotics MSE


Ethan Musser

Robotics MSE


Tuan Nguyen

Robotics MSE


Sebastian Peralta

Robotics MSE - Submatric


Zhijie Qiao

Robotics MSE


Sonia Roberts

PhD, ESE


Shane Rozen-Levy

PhD, MEAM


Kefan Tu

Robotics MSE


Sottithat Winyarat

Robotics MSE


Research Staff

Aja Carter

PostDoc, ESE


Matthew Kvalheim

PostDoc, ESE


Cristina Wilson

PostDoc, ESE


Alumni

Kevin Alcedo

Robotics MSE '16 - NBC Universal Media LLC


Omur Arslan

PhD, ESE '16, PostDoc, ESE '17 - Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems


Benjamin Bernstein

Robotics MSE '19 - Bresslergroup


Shiv Dalla

Robotics MSE '19


Avik De

PhD, ESE '17- PostDoc, Harvard SEAS and Wyss Institute


Jeffrey Duperret

PhD, ESE '19


Jake Fine

Robotics MSE '19 - Facebook


Dan Guralnik

PostDoc, ESE '19


Berkay Deniz Ilhan

PhD, ESE '17, PostDoc, ESE '19 - Ghost Robotics


Adnan Jafferjee

Robotics MSE '19 - Formlabs


Alexander Kearns

Robotics MSE '18


Juncheng Li

Robotics MSE '19


Yilin Liu

Robotics MSE '16 - Beckman Coulter


Mary Nahill

Robotics MSE '19


Vincent Pacelli

Robotics MSE '17


Feifei Qian

Post Doc, ESE '19 - USC


Joshua Remba

Robotics MSE '20 - Applied Materials


Paul Reverdy

PostDoc, ESE '17 - University of Arizona & Amazon


Shai Revzen

PostDoc '12, ESE - Assistant Professor, University of Michigan


Nicholas Trivelis

Robotics MSE '17 - Structural Services, Inc


Vivek Venkatram

Robotics MSE '18 - icuemotion


Achille Verheye

Robotics MSE '18 - Peanut Robotics


Yue Yang

Robotics MSE '20


Ahmed Zahra

Robotics MSE '17


Chi Zhang

Robotics MSE '18


Dingding Zheng

Robotics MSE '20


Dan Koditschek

Research Areas

  • Hybrid Control Systems
  • Legged Locomotion
  • Nonlinear Control Systems
  • Autonomy