Aaron Ames

Bren Professor of Mechanical and Civil Engineering

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-.


Tel: 626-395-8750

266 Gates Thomas, MC 104-44, Pasadena, CA 91125

Research Group

Research Overview

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.

Department of Computing + Mathematical Sciences