Aaron Ames

Aaron Ames

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-.


Research Group Matters
Sonya Lincoln
250 Gates-Thomas Laboratory
(626) 395-3385

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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.

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