Aaron Ames

Aaron Ames

Bren Professor of Mechanical and Civil Engineering and Control and Dynamical Systems

Degrees and Appointments

B.S., University of St. Thomas, 2001; B.A., University of St. Thomas, 2001; M.A., University of California, Berkeley, 2006; Ph.D., 2006. Lecturer, Caltech, 2007; Professor, 2017; Bren Professor, 2017-.


Research Group Matters
Mikaela Laite
262 Gates-Thomas Laboratory

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Research Overview

Professor Ames’ research interests center on robotics, nonlinear control, hybrid systems and cyber-physical systems, with special emphasis on foundational theory and experimental realization on robotic systems; his lab designs, builds and tests novel bipedal robots and prosthesis with the goal of achieving human-like bipedal robotic walking and translating these capabilities to robotic assistive devices.

List of Research Areas

Bipdal robotics, hybrid systems, Zeno behavior, prosthetic devices.  Theoretical foundations with practical applications to human inspired bipedal walking.

EAS News about Aaron Ames

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