NSF GRFP 2016 Fellow
Master's student, University of Michigan
Robots Podcast, President
I am an NSF Fellow and a Master's student in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan. I am part of Dr. David Remy's Robotics and Motion Laboratory (RAM-Lab), which develops legged robots and assistive robotic devices such as active prostheses and exoskeletons. Also, I am the president of and an interviewer for the robotics news organization Robots Podcast.
What I've Been Working On
A fast 2D rigid-body simulator
I have been building from scratch a general 2D physics simulator for the RAM-Lab. This simulator is used to simulate the RAM-Lab's walking robots, such as RAMone. We chose to build our own simulator rather than using an open-source or commercial simulator because we could design the simulator to be problem specific and thus faster, as well as to have greater control over the assumptions made when designing the simulator. Features include
- Collisions and constraints use complementarity-type conditions
- Generate equations of motions source code from Matlab
- Written in C++, callable from Matlab as MEX file
- Janus: Software to take and analyze personal data for efficiency and well-being (since Spring 2015)
- Nash, A., Massey, T., Wesley, C., Kosanam, S., Conrad, J. Establishing and Maintaining Formations of Mini Quadrotors, 2014.
- Nash, A., Engel, C., Conrad, J. Towards Establishing and Maintaining Autonomous Quadrotor Formations, 2014.
Select Robots Podcast Interviews
- National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellowship, 2016 (article)
- Charlotte Research Scholars Research Scholarship, 2013