Research Group

Research Groups



Dan Koditschek

Researchers at the Kod*lab are interested in the application of dynamical systems theory to the invention and construction of intelligent machines and systems, with a particular focus on biologically inspired robotics. Many of them have worked in robotics with emphasis on dynamical dexterity and the management of kinetic energy in designing machines capable of performing useful work on their bodies and environments. Others have worked on more abstract problems of control and coordination with the object of developing new methods of design and analysis toward the construction of such machines.

* Undergraduate researchers are listed on the research group website


Dan Koditschek

Director, PERCH; Alfred Fitler Moore Professor, ESE


Aja Carter

PostDoc, ESE

Diedra Krieger

Lab Coordinator - Kod*Lab

Jeremy Wang

Robotics MSE '16 - PERCH Design and Mechatronics Staff Engineer

Matthew Kvalheim

PostDoc, ESE


Diego Caporale

Robotics MSE '19, PhD, MEAM

Gavin Kenneally


Meghna Gummadi

Robotics MSE '18, PhD, CIS

Shane Rozen-Levy


Sonia Roberts


Wei-Hsi Chen



Aaron Johnson

PhD, ESE '14, PostDoc UPenn - CMU

Avik De

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

Berkay Deniz Ilhan

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

Dan Guralnik

PostDoc, ESE '19

Evelyn Fifi Yeung

Robotics MSE '16 - Amazon

Feifei Qian

Post Doc, ESE '19 - USC

Gabriel Lopes

Visiting Scholar '08 - Delft University of Technology

Garrett Wenger

Robotics MSE '16

Goran Lynch

PhD, ESE '11 - Project Manager at Synapse

Jeffrey Duperret

PhD, ESE '19

Kevin Alcedo

Robotics MSE '16 - NBC Universal Media LLC

Mitch Fogelson

Robotics MSE '18 - Rakuten Institute of Technology

Omur Arslan

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

Paul Reverdy

PostDoc, ESE '17 - University of Arizona & Amazon

Shai Revzen

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

Vivek Venkatram

Robotics MSE '18 - icuemotion