Michael Sobrepera

Michael Sobrepera

Robotics MSE '19, PhD, MEAM

Michael Sobrepera is a graduate student in mechanical engineering and applied mechanics at the University of Pennsylvania and a member of the Rehab Robotics lab. His current research focusses on utilizing affordable sociable robots for pediatric motor rehab. Prior to joining Penn, Michael worked as a research technician at Georgia Tech where he focused on translating technologies for object tracking and visual serving from academic research to an industrially relevant level of development. Michael has also previously worked for a medical device company and a pharmaceutical company. Michael received his bachelors of science in biomedical engineering from Georgia Tech. You can learn more about him at his website:

Research Groups


Perceived Usefulness of a Social Robot Augmented Telehealth Platform by Therapists in the United States

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

Michelle Johnson

Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Secondary Faculty, BE

Michael Sobrepera