Trainees

McKenna Gameros
MS Student
Interactive Media & Game Development
mgameros@wpi.edu
McKenna is focusing her research on making games to teach robot ethics, with an emphasis on placing the player in ethical scenarios to allow for a greater understanding of the problems at hand.
Precious Etinosa
PhD Student
Materials Science and Engineering
poetinosa@wpi.edu  
My research focuses on robotically assisted tissue engineering and regeneration of biological structures; 3D-robotic positioning/printing of multilayer scaffolds for hard and soft tissue regeneration including dentine, enamel and dentine-enamel junction.
Nicholas Pratt
PhD Student
Mechanical Engineering
nrpratt@wpi.edu
My research is focused on improving the resolution and reliability of inkjet printing conductive traces to expand the types of devices inkjet printing can be used to manufacture, such as sensors for human interfacing.
Vanessa Uzonwanne
PhD Student
Materials Science and Engineering
vouzonwanne@wpi.edu
My research focuses on the detection and treatment of Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) cells by quantifying mechanical biomarkers (adhesion force and viscoelastic properties) and integrating robotics-assisted laser-nanoparticle interaction for localized hyperthermia treatment.
Sean McGovern
PhD Student
Robotics Engineering
smmcgovern@wpi.edu
My research is directed towards improving industrial surface spray coverage planning through systematic kinematic constraint analysis, optimization criteria, and user defined preferences.
Raagini Rameshwar
Raagini Rameshwar
PhD Student
Robotics Engineering
rrameshwar@wpi.edu
My research focuses on robot arm teleoperation as a demonstration tool in a Learning From Demonstration context, as well as the use of soft robotic technology to provide haptic feedback during teleoperation.
Robin Hall
PhD Student
Robotics Engineering
rfhall@wpi.edu
My research aims at creating bio-inspired soft robots capable of aiding in environmental monitoring and climate research.  
Albert Enyedy
PhD Student
Robotics Engineering
ajenyedy@wpi.edu
My research aims to improve the arm motion control speed of WPI’s Atlas robot by using visual feedback to move towards real-time operation, presenting the opportunity for applications such as showing a humanoid robot how to complete a task via mirroring a human participant’s motions.
Tsung-Chi (TC) Lin
PhD Student
Robotics Engineering
tlin2@wpi.edu
My research aims to develop intuitive, efficient and ergonomic teleoperation interface for mobile humanoid nursing robots (personal webpage).    
Achyuthan Unni Krishnan
PhD Student
Robotics Engineering
aunnikrishnan@wpi.edu
My research aims to develop robot autonomy to reduce the physical and cognitive workload in nursing robot teleoperation (personal website). 
Zhuoyun Zhong
PhD Student
Robotics Engineering
zzhong3@wpi.edu
My research focuses on the development of assisted navigation interfaces for high-mobility nursing robots.
Kenechukwu Churchill Mbanisi
PhD Student
Robotics Engineering
kcmbanisi@wpi.edu
My research develops biomechanical modeling of a human driver and analyzes the human factors and interaction dynamics of vehicle maneuver (personal website).
Fadi Alladkani 
PhD Student
Robotics Engineering
My research aims to improve sorting and separation of mixed-waste in the recycling industry using a human-robot collaboration architecture.
James Akl
PhD Student
Robotics Engineering
jgakl@wpi.edu
My research develops a collaborative robotic platform for metal scrap cutting that leverages worker expertise and increases their efficiency and safety.
Trevor Bond
PhD Student
Mechanical Engineering
tbond@wpi.edu
My research aims to improve mechanical properties of cold spray additive manufacturing through robotic control of spray parameters
Galen Brown
PhD Student
Computer Science
gibrown@wpi.edu
My research focuses on using real time visual information to improve robot grasping.
Shou-Shan Chiang
PhD Student
Robotics Engineering
schiang@wpi.edu
My research aims to model and control soft continuum robotic manipulators and improve the user experience of human-robot interaction. 
Arvand Navabi
PhD Student
Civil Engineering
amnavabi@wpi.edu
My research in robot assisted deposition in additive manufacturing of materials is optimized based on creation of high performance materials,my job is to transfer insight about contact and adhesion of material in the deposition process.