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Michael Posa

Michael Posa

Assistant Professor, MEAM

Michael’s interests center on planning, control, and formal analysis of robots as they interact with the world. Whether a robot is assisting within the home, or operating in a manufacturing plant, the fundamental promise of robotics requires touching and affecting a complex environment in a safe and controlled fashion. Michael focuses on developing computationally tractable algorithms which enable robots to operate both dynamically and safely as they quickly maneuver through and interact with their environments. This research involves understanding the interplay between the non-smooth dynamics of contact and numerical optimization, and then testing these techniques on both legged robots and robotic arms.

Research Areas


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News

GRASP News

ICRA 2022 – GRASP Accepted Papers

February 9, 2022


GRASP News

2021 IROS Conference Papers

August 6, 2021


GRASP News

ICRA 2020 Recap

June 24, 2020


GRASP News

Bipedal robot navigates the future

June 26, 2019


Students

Brian Acosta

PhD, MEAM


Alp Aydinoglu

PhD, ESE


Xuan Hien Bui

PhD, MEAM


Yu-Ming Chen

PhD, ESE


Mathew Halm

PhD, MEAM


Wei-Cheng Huang

Robotics MSE


Leon Kim

PhD, ESE


Joah Kim

Robotics MSE - Accelerated Master's


Alexander Koldy

Robotics MSE


Jiaqi (Harold) Lian

Robotics MSE


Yilan Lu

Robotics MSE


Philip Sieg

Robotics MSE - Accelerated Master's (on Leave of Absence)


Sunan Sun

Robotics MSE


William Yang

PhD, MEAM


Research Staff

Wanxin Jin

PostDoc, MEAM


Alumni

Ajay Anand

Robotics MSE '22


Jacob Aufzien

Robotics MSE '22 - Amazon Robotics


Makarios Chung

Robotics MSE '21 - Research Assistant, Chinese University of Hong Kong


David DePauw

Robotics MSE '21


Zachary Hahn

Robotics MSE '22


Jianshu Hu

Robotics MSE '21


Yike Li

Robotics MSE '22 - Oracle


Shrenik Muralidhar

Robotics MSE '19


Mihir Parmar

Robotics MSE '21 - Lucid Motors


Zhifei Shen

Robotics MSE '22


Nanda Kishore Vasudevan

Robotics MSE '20 - Tesla


Yuhan Zhao

Robotics MSE '19


Michael Posa

Research Areas

  • Contact Modeling
  • Hybrid Systems
  • Legged Locomotion
  • Manipulation
  • Optimal Control
  • Autonomy