People:

Current (2016-2017) Members:

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Prof. Marko B. Popovic
Director, Popovic Labs
Email: mpopovic@wpi.edu


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Shlok Agarwal, graduate student
Email: ssagarwal@wpi.edu
Project(s): Bipedal locomotion, balance & stability, simulation & control;


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Matthew Bowers, graduate student
Email: mpbowers@wpi.edu
Project(s): Advanced Hydro Muscle actuated Leg (Robotics, Orthotics & Prosthetics, Augmentation);


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Erika Giancarlo, research assistant
Email: evgiancarlo@wpi.edu
Project(s): Electromagnetic Metamaterial Energy Harvesting


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Chinmay Harmalkar, graduate student
Email: cvharmalkar@wpi.edu
Project(s): Hydro Muscles dynamics, simulation and control;


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Shannon Harrington
Email: slharrington@wpi.edu
Project(s): The Automated Cochleostomy, collaboration with University of Zürich Hospital (Universitätsspital Zürich, USZ);


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Casey Kracinovich
Email: crkracinovich@wpi.edu
Project(s): Accurate Prosthetic Hand, EEG and EMG controlled;


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Mervyn Larrier
Email: malarrier@wpi.edu
Project(s): Accurate Prosthetic Hand, EEG and EMG controlled;


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Yunda Li
Email: yli10@wpi.edu
Project(s): RoboDog;


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Abhishek Kashyap, graduate student
Email: akashyap@wpi.edu
Project(s): Novel fluid actuated joints, system architecture, and control;


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Mitchell K Muller, graduate student
Email: mkmuller@wpi.edu
Project(s): Gait Assistive Shoulder Prosthesis: Shoulder Control Moment Gyroscope (SCMG)


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Stephen Olis
Email: sjolis@wpi.edu
Project(s): Aquatic locomotion: A First-Principle's Approach to Propeller-Intrinsic Losses;


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Lucius Park
Email: llpark@wpi.edu
Project(s): Novel valves, fluid actuators, system architecture, and control;


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Michael Pickett
Email: mcpickett@wpi.edu
Project(s): RoboDog;


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Dylan Renshaw
Email: drenshaw@wpi.edu
Project(s): Accurate Prosthetic Hand, EEG and EMG controlled;


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Elina Saint-Elme
Email: elsaintelme@wpi.edu
Project(s): Accurate Prosthetic Hand, EEG and EMG controlled;


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Christopher Salomone
Email: casalomone@wpi.edu
Project(s): The Automated Cochleostomy, collaboration with University of Zürich Hospital (Universitätsspital Zürich, USZ);


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Jonathan Tai
Email: jltai@wpi.edu
Project(s): Novel valves, fluid actuators, system architecture, and control;


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Caleb Wagner
Email: cwagner@wpi.edu
Project(s): RoboDog;


Past Members:

TILL 2016

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Nicholas Benson
Email: nebenson@wpi.edu
Project(s): Hydro Muscles actuated Exo-legs for therapy and games;


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Daniel Felix
Email: dfelix@wpi.edu
Project(s): Advanced fitting for more life like prosthetic limbs; MQP Presentation , April 21, 2016


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Connor Flanigan
Email: cjflanigan@wpi.edu
Project(s): Gamified Music Learning System with VR Force Feedback


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Jason Hyacinthe
Email: jasonhy@wpi.edu
Project(s): Hydro Muscles actuated Exo-legs for therapy and games;


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Ananth Jonnavittula, graduate student
Email: ajonnavittula@wpi.edu
Project(s): Legchair;


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Christian Kaan, graduate student
Email: clkaan@wpi.edu
Project(s): Hydro Bones; Variable stiffness Exoskeleton;


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John Kelly, graduate student
Email: jdkelly@wpi.edu
Project(s): Legchair;


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Lynn Koesterman, graduate student
Email: lrkoesterman@wpi.edu
Project(s): Legchair;


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William Manning
Email: wfmanning@wpi.edu
Project(s): Gamified Music Learning System with VR Force Feedback;


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Elizabeth Martino
Email: emartino@wpi.edu
Project(s): Gamified Music Learning System with VR Force Feedback;


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Jourdan McKenna
Email: jrmckenna@wpi.edu
Project(s): Ornithopter, flapping wings robotic bird;


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Triet Pham
Email: tmpham@wpi.edu
Project(s): Shoulder elbow exomusculture;


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Steven Ruotolo
Email: sdruotolo@wpi.edu
Project(s): Hydro Muscles actuated Exo-legs for therapy and games;


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Daniel Sanderson
Email: dhsanderson@wpi.edu
Project(s): Ornithopter, flapping wings robotic bird;


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Saivimal Sridar, graduate student
Email: ssridar@wpi.edu
Project(s): Hydro Muscles with and without granular media; Hydro Bones; Variable stiffness Exoskeleton;


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Selim Tanriverdi
Email: setanriverdi@wpi.edu
Project(s): Advanced fitting for more life like prosthetic limbs; MQP Presentation , April 21, 2016


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Crystal Trivedi
Email: cbtrivedi@wpi.edu
Project(s): Advanced fitting for more life like prosthetic limbs; MQP Presentation , April 21, 2016


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Seiichiro Ueda, graduate student
Email: sueda@wpi.edu
Project(s): Hydro Muscle Sensors and Control; Legchair


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Varun Verlencar, graduate student
Email: vvverlencar@wpi.edu
Project(s): Legchair;


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Everett Wenzlaff
Email: ecwenzlaff@wpi.edu
Project(s): Advanced fitting for more life like prosthetic limbs; MQP Presentation , April 21, 2016


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Frederick Wight
Email: fmwight@wpi.edu
Project(s): Ornithopter, flapping wings robotic bird;


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Amaid Zia, graduate student
Email: azia@wpi.edu
Project(s): Legchair;


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Brian Baggaley
Email: bdbaggaley@wpi.edu
Project(s): Ornithopter, flapping wings robotic bird;


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Richard Matthew Rafferty, graduate student
Email: rmrafferty@wpi.edu
Project(s): Legchair;


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Chenwei Zhang
Email: czhang2@wpi.edu
Project(s): Hydro Muscles actuated Exo-legs for therapy and games;


TILL 2015

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Andrew Barth
Email: ajbarth@wpi.edu
Project(s): Hydro Muscle Control


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Carlos Berdeguer
Email: ceberdeguer@wpi.edu
Project(s): Test Bed for Ornithopters 2015


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Daniel Coffey
Email: dpcoffey@wpi.edu
Project(s): Kangaroo robot hopping


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Nicholas Deisadze, B.S. (WPI), M.S. (Cornell University), researcher
Email: ndeisadze@wpi.edu
Project(s): Various Projects


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Daniel Fitzgerald
Email: djfitzgerald@wpi.edu
Project(s): Hydro Dog bounding


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Erika Giancarlo (back to Popovic Labs in 2017)
Email: evgiancarlo@wpi.edu
Project(s): Variable stiffness Exoskeleton; Electromagnetic Metamaterial Energy Harvesting


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Thane R. Hunt
Email: trhunt@wpi.edu
Project(s): Exomusculature , Linear One-to-Many System and Hydro Dog bounding


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Andres Leiro
Email: afleiro@wpi.edu
Project(s): Hydro Dog bounding


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Corey Majeika, graduate student
Email: cmajeika@wpi.edu
Project(s): Hydro Muscles with and without granular media


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Hannah Sattler
Email: hesattler@wpi.edu
Project(s): Fluid Foot


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Phillip Schaffer, graduate student
Email: pmschaffer@wpi.edu
Project(s): Advanced Hydro Muscle actuated Leg (Robotics, Orthotics & Prosthetics, Augmentation)


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Hanna Schmidtman
Email: hlschmidtman@wpi.edu
Project(s): Test Bed for Ornithopters 2015


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Jonathan Sorrells
Email: jlsorrells@wpi.edu
Project(s): Hydro Muscle Control


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Peter Starek
Email: pcstarek@wpi.edu
Project(s): Kangaroo robot hopping


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Austin Waid-Jones
Email: acwaidjones@wpi.edu
Project(s): Test Bed for Ornithopters 2015


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Jonathan Wu
Email: jtwu@wpi.edu
Project(s): Hydro Muscle Control


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Alphan Canga
Email: acanga@wpi.edu
Project(s): Ornithopter flapping study 2015


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Michael Delia
Email: mkdelia@wpi.edu
Project(s): Ornithopter flapping study 2015


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Alexander Hyman
Email: amhyman@wpi.edu
Project(s): Ornithopter flapping study 2015


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Angela Nagelin
Email: amnagelin@wpi.edu
Project(s): Ornithopter flapping study 2015


TILL 2014

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Alexandra Beando
Email: albeando@wpi.edu
Project(s): Test Bed for Ornithopters and Fluid Foot


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Adam Blumenau, graduate student
Email: adamblumenau@wpi.edu
Project(s): Hydro Muscles and Exomusculature


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Jesus Chung
Email: jchungmoc@wpi.edu
Project(s): Test Bed for Ornithopters


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Nicholas Corso
Email: ndscorso@wpi.edu
Project(s): Hydro Artificial Muscle (HAM) Exo-Musculature


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Daniil Effraimidis
Email: danefre@wpi.edu
Project(s): Hydro Artificial Muscle (HAM) Exo-Musculature


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Anne Harris
Email: afharris@wpi.edu
Project(s): Hydro Artificial Muscle (HAM) Exo-Musculature


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Brian Jennings
Email: bjennings@wpi.edu
Project(s): Hydro Artificial Muscle (HAM) Exo-Musculature


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Greg McCarthy
Email: gmccarthy@wpi.edu
Project(s): Hydro Artificial Muscle (HAM) Exo-Musculature


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Chris Overton
Email: c.o@wpi.edu
Project(s): Test Bed for Ornithopters


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Tyler Pietri
Email: pietrit@wpi.edu
Project(s): Test Bed for Ornithopters


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Kevin Ramirez
Email: kmramirez@wpi.edu
Project(s): Test Bed for Ornithopters


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Eric Reich
Email:ereich@wpi.edu
Project(s): Theoretical Particle Physics and General Relativity


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Brian Scholwin
Email: bascholwin@wpi.edu
Project(s): Experimental and Theoretical Study of Novel Magnetic Field Based Propulsion


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Bo Rim Seo
Email: borimseo@wpi.edu
Project(s): Bio-inspired flapping bird (ornithopter) robot and flying studies


TILL 2013

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Christopher Berthelette
Email: c.berthelette@wpi.edu
Project(s): Exomusculature , Linear One-to-Many System , and Rotary One-to-Many System


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Nicholas Deisadze (back to Popovic Labs in 2014/15)
Email: ndeisadze@wpi.edu
Project(s): Bio-inspired flapping bird (ornithopter) robot and flying studies


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Matthew DiPinto
Email: mdipinto@wpi.edu
Project(s): Exomusculature and Rotary One-to-Many System


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Woo Chan Jo
Email: woochanjo@wpi.edu
Project(s): Bio-inspired flapping bird (ornithopter) robot and flying studies


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Christopher J. Molica
Email: cmolica@wpi.edu
Project(s): Artificial Muscles for Elbow Brace


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Stanley C. Mui
Email: stanmui@wpi.edu
Project(s): Actuated Shoulder Cap and Arm Movements in Walking


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Philip D. O'Sullivan
Email: philos491@wpi.edu
Project(s): Bio-inspired flapping bird (ornithopter) robot and flying studies


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J.D. Sareault
Email: jsareault@wpi.edu
Project(s): Exomusculature and Rotary One-to-Many System


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Kevin Vanslette
Email:kevanslette
Project(s): Theoretical Particle Physics: Higgs and Plank


TILL 2012

Adam Blumenau (back to Popovic Labs in 2013/14)

David Orion Girardo

Alec Ishak

Ephedyn L. Lin

Sahit Mandala

Benjamin Morrison

Franco Antonio Oshiro

Daniel Topping

Garrett Irgens Yablonski