My works resides at the intersection of control theory and robotics, the intersection of theory and experiment.

I possess a wide range of analytical skills that encompass control theory subjects, such as robust, adaptive, nonlinear & linear, optimal and embedded control, to name a few. Additionally, I can combine my inspirations from nature with cutting-edge technological advancements to design state-of-the-art machines.

In recent years, electronic devices that are anchored to small form factor (SFF) computing units and sensors have experienced considerable growth. They have high performance and are affordable. Part manufacturing technology reinvigorated by automation technology and new material science has diminished our manufacturing wait time to a few hours. Additive manufacturing machines (AMM) showcase novel prototyping approaches and seamlessly convert our computer-assisted designs to metal, plastic and reinforced polymer parts.

Autonomous, robotic bat

This robotic bat could be the new delivery drone.

Posted by The Verge on Sunday, December 25, 2016

I intend to leverage this opportunity to develop novel machines that help expand and understand the theory of nonlinear systems. In my work, I continuously attempt to exhibit these goals.

Additionally, my research examines underactuated and highly dynamic robotic systems with non-trivial morphologies, which in general exhibit unstable modes and depend on fast-loop model-based controllers.

An overactuated multi-rotor vehicle relied on its design redundancy to negotiate an optimal trajectory, a chiropteran-style or avian-inspired micro aerial vehicle (MAV) dancing in the air with great composure, a free-floating robotic arm reorienting itself in outer space subject to nonholonomic constraints, and a multi-link triphibian capable of negotiating land, sea and air exemplify the subjects of my interest.