Siamak Ghorbani Faal

Siamak Ghorbani Faal

I am a PhD candidate in robotics engineering program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), and a member of Soft Robotics Laboratory. I received my BS and MS in Mechatronics from Sharif University of Technology (SUT), Iran, in February 2009 and January 2012, respectively. During my undergraduate and graduate studies, I ranked the second top student among all the Mechatronics students in SUT, International campus, classes of 2004 and 2009. I joined WPI's Robotics Program on August 2012 as PhD student. Since then, I am a member of Academic and Research Computing (ARC) group and responsible with MATLAB, Python, SolidWorks and LabVIEW training sessions and personalize assistance for students with different projects. On April 2015, I recognized for outstanding support and engagement with students at the annual Faculty Honors Convocation and received the Teaching Assistant of the Year Award. I honored to receive the Best Conference Paper Award for my publication titled as "Regionally Growing Random Trees: A synergistic motion planning and control algorithm for dynamic systems" at CASE & ISAM 2016 conference in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Pendulum

As my PhD thesis, I am working on a synergistic motion planning and control algorithm which allows utilization of system dynamics to overcome limitations imposed on the system due to input saturations.

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DeltaRho robots

This research focuses on a decentralized force distribution algorithm that enables a novel approach to collective manipulation, impedance control, etc. The presented algorithm provides simultaneous position and orientation control of an object, while eliminates the need for inter-agent communications or leader-follower architectures.

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