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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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Students

Brian Acosta

PhD, MEAM


Alp Aydinoglu

PhD, ESE


Xuan Hien Bui

PhD, MEAM


Yu-Ming Chen

PhD, ESE


Mathew Halm

PhD, MEAM


Leon Kim

PhD, ESE


Joah Kim

Robotics MSE - Accelerated Master's


Yike Li

Robotics MSE


Philip Sieg

Robotics MSE - AM


William Yang

PhD, MEAM


Research Staff

Wanxin Jin

PostDoc, MEAM


Alumni

Makarios Chung

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


David DePauw

Robotics MSE '21


Jianshu Hu

Robotics MSE '21


Shrenik Muralidhar

Robotics MSE '19


Mihir Parmar

Robotics MSE '21


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