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-.
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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.
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