sanan at cmu dot edu
I am a PhD candidate at the Robotics Institute (RI), Carnegie Mellon University since August, 2007. I work with Christopher G. Atkeson on developing robots for safe physical interaction with humans. To this end, I am interested in developing a new breed of robots which utilize highly flexible structures unlike most robots today. Such robots offer fundamental advantages in terms of safety thus bringing robots closer to humans than ever before.
Before joining the RI, I was at the the Indian Institute of Science (I.I.Sc.) in the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. At I.I.Sc., I worked with G. K. Ananthasuresh on topology optimization based synthesis of compliant mechanisms for MEMs applications.
My wonderful days as an undergrad at Manipal University shall never be forgotten! I graduated with a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Manipal University, India in 2006.