Research Group


Research Groups

ModLab

ModLab

Mark Yim

The Modular Robotics Lab (ModLab) is a subgroup of the GRASP Lab and the Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics Department at the University of Pennsylvania under the supervision of Professor Mark Yim. A modular robot is a versatile system consisting of many simple modules that can change their configuration to suit a given task. These systems are inherently robust due to their redundancy, adaptability, and ability to self-repair. While originally focused on continuing research in the field of modular robotics, recent work at the lab has expanded to include micro/nano air vehicles, bio-inspired gaits, personal robots, and more. The ModLab is comprised of undergraduate and graduate students from multiple disciplines including mechanical, electrical, and computer systems engineering.

Faculty

Mark Yim

Director, GRASP Lab; Faculty Director, Design Studio (Venture Labs); Asa Whitney Professor, MEAM


Staff

Andrew Bae

PostDoc, MEAM


Jeremy Wang

Robotics MSE '16 - PERCH Design and Mechatronics Staff Engineer


Students

Alexander Spinos

PhD, MEAM


Andrew Specian

PhD, MEAM


Chao Liu

Robotics MSE '14; PhD, MEAM


Devin Carroll

PhD, MEAM


Diego Caporale

Robotics MSE '19, PhD, MEAM


Gedaliah Knizhnik

PhD, MEAM


Jessica Yin

PhD, MEAM


Omar Abdoun

PhD, BE


Walker Gosrich

PhD, MEAM


Alumni

Abhraneel Bera

Robotics MSE '19 - Sun Microsystems (Oracle)


Bhavya Narain Gupta

Robotics MSE '16 - Senior Engineer, Motional


Chia-Wei Lin

Robotics MSE '17 - Senior ML/ Robotics Engineer, Cruise


Dean Wilhelmi

Robotics MSE '15 - Senior Robotics Engineer, Chef Robotics


Foster D. Collins

Robotics MSE '16 - Mechanical Engineer, Sarcos Corporation


Gabrielle Merritt

Robotics MSE '16 - Software Engineer, Strateos


Guanrui (Ray) Li

Robotics MSE '18 - UPenn


Jay Davey

Robotics MSE '15 - Staff Mechatronic Engineer, Zymergen


Jimmy Paulos

Robotics MSE '15; PhD, MEAM '17; PostDoc '21 - Head of Robotics at Treeswift


Jun Seo

PhD, MEAM '14 - Assistant Professor HKUST


Matthew Piccoli

PhD, MEAM '16 - IQ Motion Control


Nick Eckenstein

PhD, MEAM '19


Rebecca Li

Robotics MSE '20


Shangyi Cheng

Robotics MSE '15 - Research Engineer, Facebook


Tarik Tosun

PhD, MEAM '19


Wenxuan Tang

Robotics MSE '16


Xin Zhang

Robotics MSE '17


Xuming Mo

Robotics MSE '16 - GRASP Lab


Yunkai Cui

Robotics MSE '14


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