People

Faculty Members

Dylan Losey

Dylan is an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Virginia Tech. He researches learning and control algorithms for personalizing robots that collaborate with people.

Postdocs and Visiting Scholars

Heramb Nemlekar

Heramb is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Mechanical Engineering Department. He is interested in assistive robots that quickly learn and adapt to human preferences.

Graduate Students

Soheil Habibian

Soheil is a PhD student in the Mechanical Engineering Department. He is interested in human-robot teams.

Sagar Parekh

Sagar is a PhD student in the Mechanical Engineering Department. He is interested in robots that influence humans.

Shaunak Mehta

Shaunak is a PhD student in the Mechanical Engineering Department. He is interested in physical human-robot interaction.

Shahabedin (Shahab) Sagheb

Shahab is an Assistant Collegiate Professor and a PhD student in the Mechanical Engineering Department. He is interested in humans and robots that learn, collaborate, and compete.

Maya Keely

Maya is a Master's student in the Mechanical Engineering Department.

Balamurugan (Bala) Ramachandran

Bala is a PhD student in the Mechanical Engineering Department. He is interested in how robots can influence humans.

Robert Ramirez Sanchez

Robert is a Master's student in the Mechanical Engineering Department.

Undergraduate Students

Brandon Franco

Brandon is an undergraduate student in the Mechanical Engineering Department.

Forrest Meng

Forrest is an undergraduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Soham Gandhi

Soham is an undergraduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Neema Ahmadian

Neema is an undergraduate student in the Mechanical Engineering Department.

High School Students

Emily Paul

Emily worked on developing rigid and soft robotic grippers (Summer 2023).

Lab Alumni

Ananth Jonnavittula

PhD student, 2020-2024.

Benjamin Christie

MS student, 2022-2024. Next - US Army Engineering Research and Development Center

Joshua Hoegerman

MS student, 2022-2024. Next - The Boeing Company