Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor, Robotics
1231 Beal, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2133
Phone: (734) 647-5560
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2012
M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2009
B.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, 2006
Optimization, modeling, design, and control of robotic systems that interact with humans and the environment. My group works on a variety of applications including locomotion of legged robots, prosthetic control, autonomous vehicles, and soft robots.
Tenured and Tenure-Track
Seven faculty members receives College of Engineering Awards 2020-21
Seven Mechanical Engineering Faculty have been awarded 2020-21 College of Engineering Awards! Congratulations to them for their outstanding achievements.
Delivery robots help Ann Arbor restaurants weather COVID
U-M startup says robotic food deliveries have quadrupled.
Connected and Automated Vehicle Conference is a Collaborative Success
A conference built on collaboration provides a platform for networking among students, faculty and industry leaders.
ME Research is Playing a part in Paving the Way for Autonomous Vehicles
Southeast Michigan is the perfect melting pot for transforming the automobile industry and U-M is making sure to be at the center of it.
Five ME Students Receive 2018 NSF GRFP awards
The purpose of the NSF GRFP (National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States.
Dasgupta and Vasudevan receive NSF CAREER Awards
The NSF CAREER awards are the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.
Vasudevan receives ONR 2018 Young Investigator Award
His proposal is entitled: "Real-Time Certified, Safe Control Synthesis for Autonomous Systems."
From rodent to robot
How a hopping mouse and information theory could inform robotic locomotion
Predicting the Unpredictable
To ensure that the systems they design will operate as intended, engineers construct controllers which ensure the largest possible set of configurations of a system behave as intended.
ME Welcomes New Faculty Members Jeff Sakamoto and Ramanarayan Vasudevan
The ME department is pleased to welcome Jeff Sakamoto and Ramanarayan Vasudevan who will both be joining the faculty as associate professor and assistant professor, respectively