Prof. Michael A. Gennert

Robotics Engineering Program
Computer Science Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering Department
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

WPI Robotics Engineernig - Rm 85P 203
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609

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Curriculum Vitae



WPI Humanoid Robotics Lab (WHRL) Projects


WPI Humanoid Robotics Lab (WHRL)


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For Students

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Current Courses

CS/RBE 549 Computer VisionFall Semester 2020

Recent Courses

RBE 595 Special Topics:Humanoid RoboticsSpring Semester 2020
RBE 1001 Introduction to RoboticsC Term 2019


Project Guidelines
Potential Project Topics

Current Students


Ashay Aswale, Learning Human Motion Imitation by Humanoid Robots, expected 2023.

Fanxing Meng, Low-Cost Humanoid Robot, expected 2023.


Sahawat Amonlikitsin, Bipedal Robot Gait Generation, expected 2020.


Treksh Marwaha, WPI Robot Mascot, With Profs. Ault, Smith, expected 2020.

Sophie Antoniou, Ken Desrosiers, Tree Climbing Robot, expected 2021.

Andrew Euredjian, Ankur Gupta, Revant Mahajan, Dante Muzila, Quadupedal / Bipedal Multi-Mode Robot, with Profs. Agheli, Li, Paffenroth, expected 2021.

Ryan Carnemolla, Anirban Mukherjee, Amrit Parmanand, Emily Staknis, ATLAS Visual Localization & Avoidance, expected 2021.

Kristen Andonie, Timothy Bell, Cooper Bennet, Christian Cooper, Lauren Hatfield, BattleBot, with Profs. Bertozzi, Miller, expected 2021.

Isabella Feeney, Jason Jemison, Thejus Jose,Yicheng Yang, RoboPuppet, with Profs. Li, Fu, expected 2021.


Recent and Not-so-recent Graduates


Vinayak Jagtap, Walking Controllers Based on a Reactive Balancing Controller for Humanoid Robots, 2019.

Benzun Pious Wisely Babu, Detection and Resolution of Motion Conflict in Visual Inertial Odometry (VIO), 2018 (advisors Profs. David Cyganski, R. James Duckworth)

John Shutt, Fexprs as the basis of Lisp function application or $vau: the ultimate abstraction, 2010

Songxiang Gu, Body Deformation Correction for SPECT Imaging, 2008


Ashay Aswale, Human Motion Imitation by Humanoid Robots, 2020.

Akshay Katpatal, Dual-Arm Manipulation of the ATLAS Humanoid Robot, 2020.

Ameya Wagh, A 3D object recognition and 6DoF pose estimation framework for ATLAS Robot using RGB-D images, 2019.

Sanket Gujar, Pointwise and Instance Segmentation for 3D Point Cloud, Prof. J. Whitehill co-advisor, 2019.

Sumanth Nirmal Gavarraju, Multi-Sensor Online Fusion and Object Detection on Hybrid Data using Deep Learning for Autonomous Driving, 2018.

Ramkumar Natarajan, Efficient Factor Graph Fusion for Multi-robot Mapping, 2017.

Bhawna Shiwani, Autonomous Real-Time Tracking of Bradykinesia in Parkinson's Disease During Unconstrained Activities, 2017.

Aditya Bhat, Locomotion Trajectory Generation For Legged Robots, 2017.

Donald Bourque, CUDA-Accelerated ORB-SLAM for UAVs, 2017.

Lening Li, BiRRTOpt: A Combined Software Framework for Motion Planning Applied on ATLAS Robot, 2016.

Justin Barrett, Analyzing and Modeling Low-Cost MEMS IMUs for Use in an Inertial Navigation System, 2014

Benzun Pious Wisely Babu, Visual Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping for a tree climbing robot, 2013

Andrey Sklyar, Determining Realistic Organ Motion for Testing SPECT Motion Correction Algorithms, 2009

Baoyuan Xing, Improved 3D Heart Segmentation Using Surface Parameterization for Volumetric Heart Data, 2013


James Burley, Nam Hoang Tran Ngoc, Brandon Mills Waugh, Red Legs, 2020.

Thomas John Gibbia, Spencer Garrison Howes, Theodorus Ruys Lundblade, Tomas Fausto Ringer-Silva, Benjamin George Tobias Stevens, Christian Daniel Tweed, Tunneling Robot, with Profs. Radhakrishnan, Schaufeld, 2020.

Jonathan Chang, Connor Thomas Dietz, Treksh Marwaha, Griffin Y Roth, WPI Robot Mascot, With Profs. Ault, Smith, 2020.

Andrew Hand, NASA Robotics Challenge II, 2020. Jason Ashton, Sean Hunt, Myles Spencer, Developing Autonomous RC Car, with Prof. Fu, 2019.

Rachel Hahn, Ian Johnson, Benjamin Mattiuzzi, Robotic Programming Languages, 2018.

Devon Michael Bray, Mead Tucker Landis, Rachael May Putnam, CHAMP: Tree Climbing Robot, with Profs. Miller, Stafford, 2017.

Breanne Happell, Karen Orton, Kevin Ouellette, Charles Sinkler, Blisk Inspection System, with Profs. Putnam, Stafford, Sponsored by GE Aviation, 2017.

Odell Dotson, Katie Gandomi, Alora Hillman, Nicholas Panzarino, CARP: Custom Autonomous Robotic Painter, with Profs. Fu, Stafford, 2017.

Devon Bray, Mead Landis, Rachael Putnam, CHAMP: Tree Climbing Robot, with Profs. Miller, Stafford, 2017.

Paula Rudy, Facial Recognition using Sparse Data Representation on an Open Source Neural Network Model, 2017.

Nathan George, Alec Thompson, Deep Q-Learning for Walking in Humanoid Robots, with Prof. J. Beck, 2016.

Batyrlan Nurebkov, Deep Learning for Walking, 2016

Amanda Adkins, William Barnard, Matthew Beardsley, Charles Frick, Samantha Swarz, SuitUp! Wearable Haptic Controller, with Profs. Lauer, Looft, 2016.

Thomas Clark, Jonathan Leitschuh, Computer Vision User Interface, with Prof. Miller, 2016.

Will Jones, Project Squirrel 2.1, 2015

Elizabeth Brown, David Pounds, Michael Strickland, Alexander Stylos, Project Squirrel: A Tree Climbing Robot, with Prof. Stafford, 2015.

Zachary Estep, James Megin, Evan Richard, Cloud Robotics, with Prof. Padir, 2015

Henrique Polido, DARPA Robotics Challenge, with. Prof. Heinricher, 2014

Emanuel Demaio, David Ilacqua, Louie Mistretta, Matthew Simpson, Project Squirrel: A tree climbing robot, with Prof. Stafford, 2014

Ian Campbell, Eric Cobane, Ryan Giovacchini, Thomas Murray, [with a little help from friends Matthew Simpson and Benzun Pious Wisely Babu], Tree Climbing Robot, 2013

Clark Bakstran, Scott Brooks, Angelo Platanias, Greg Sletterink, Nick Solarz, Thomas Womersley, Multiple Autonomous Surface Vehicle Project: Robotic Kayak, 2012

Justin Gostanian, Erick Read, Tree Climbing Robot, 2012

James Wilson Tyrrell Jr., Bryan Shah, Counting Pills, 2008

Ellery Harrington, Using Regenerative Fuel Cells to Power a Robot, 2008


Andrew Ngo Huynh, Kevin Anthony Valente-Comas, Research Roadmap for Robotics for Advance Response to Epidemics, 2016

Alexander Norman Ruggiero, Chase Logan St. Laurent, Sebastiano Daniele Salvo, Robotics In Construction, 2016

Asma Chaudri, Natalia Henao, Zahra Maqsood, Future Assistive Robots, 2014

Christopher Conley, Gilmar Da Vitoria, Jessica Gwozdz, Olivia Hugal, RBE 2001 E-Book, 2013

Sidney Batchelder, Robert Le, Liam Terry, Jeff Thomas, Halophytic Agriculture, 2012

Timon Butler, Jonathan Estabrook, Joseph Funk, James Kingsley, Ryan O'Meara, Uki Wiki, 2011

Sammy Kaplan, Andrew Yee Robotics Innovation Competition II, 2009

Bob Breznak, Bill Hnath, Alex Muir, Robotics Innovation Competition, 2008



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