Philip Dames is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Temple University. He works in robotics, where he seeks to enable multi-robot systems to sense, plan, and act autonomously in the presence of uncertainty.
From July 2015 to June 2016 Philip was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the GRASP Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania working under the supervision of Prof. Vijay Kumar and Prof. George Pappas. He completed his Ph.D. in June 2015 in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics at the University of Pennsylvania under the supervision of Prof. Vijay Kumar. His dissertation was on Multi-Robot Active Information Gathering Using Random Finite Sets.
Philip received his BS and MS, both in Mechanical Engineering, from Northwestern University. While there, he worked with Prof. Kevin Lynch on several projects related to parameter identification of dynamic systems and non-grasping manipulation (eg. rolling, sliding, and bouncing).