Charles C. Kemp, Ph.D.
Director, Healthcare Robotics Lab
Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Interactive Computing
Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Current Students

Henry Clever
Robotics Ph.D.  – 2021
Department of Biomedical Engineering



Patrick Grady
Robotics Ph.D. Student
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering



Naveen Balaji


Naveen Balaji
Robotics Ph.D. Student
School of Aerospace Engineering



Matthew Lamsey


Matthew Lamsey
Robotics Ph.D. Student
School of Mechanical Engineering



Samantha Mutiti


Samantha Mutiti
Undergraduate Student
Department of Biomedical Engineering



Eliot Xing
Undergraduate Student
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering



David Williams
Undergraduate Student
Department of Biomedical Engineering


Honorary Lab Members

Henry Evans




Jane Evans



Alumni – Ph.D.

Zackory Erickson
Robotics Ph.D.  – 2021
Assistant Professor at CMU in the Robotics Institute



Ari Kapusta
Ariel “Ari”  Kapusta
Robotics Ph.D. – 2018
Robotics Engineer at ENWAY



Daehyung Park
Daehyung Park
Robotics Ph.D. – 2018
Assistant Professor at KAIST in the School of Computing



Phillip M. Grice
Robotics Ph.D.  –  2017
Senior Principal Robotics Software Engineer at iRobot



Tapomayukh Bhattacharjee
Tapomayukh “Tapo” Bhattacharjee
Robotics Ph.D.  –  2017
Assistant Professor at Cornell in the Department of Computer Science



Tiffany Chen
Tiffany Chen, Ph.D.
Robotics Ph.D.  –  2014
Manager, Human Machine Interaction Research, Toyota Research Institute (TRI)



Hai Nguyen
Hai Nguyen, Ph.D.
Robotics Ph.D.  –  2014
First employee at Mayfield Robotics (RIP)
Sofware Engineer at Aurora, a self-driving technology company



Marc Killpack, Ph.D.
Robotics Ph.D.  –  2013
Associate Professor with tenure, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University (BYU)



Advait Jain
Advait Jain, Ph.D.
Robotics Ph.D.  –  2012
Co-founded a robotics company that was acquired by Google
Senior Software Engineer at Google



Travis Deyle
Travis Deyle, Ph.D.
Electrical and Computer Engineering Ph.D.  –  2011
CEO of Cobalt Robotics
MIT Technology Review’s 35 under 35 Innovator  –  2015



Young Sang Choi
Young Sang Choi, Ph.D.
Industrial and Systems Engineering Ph.D.  –  2009
Vice President, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology



Alumni – Postdoc & Visiting Faculty

Aaron KingAaron King, Ph.D.
Former Post-Doc
Engineering Manager, New Product Development, ThyssenKrupp




Mohamed Sahbi Bellamine, Ph.D.
Former Visiting Fullbright Scholar
Carthage University, Tunisia



Alumni – Graduate

Pratyusha Karnati – Master’s Student

Esther (Yijun) Gu – Master’s Student

Joshua Wade – Master’s Student

Yash Chitalia – Ph.D. Student

Ashwin A. Shenoi – Master’s Student

Kevin Chow – Master’s Student

Jeff Hawke – Master’s Student

Kelsey Hawkins – Master’s Student

Victor Emeli – Ph.D. Student

Jason Okerman – Master’s Student

Elaine Short – Visiting Ph.D. Student (from Maja J Mataric’s lab at USC)

Zhengqin Fan – Ph.D. Student

Zhe Xu – Master’s Student

Martin Schuster – Master’s Student

Cressel Anderson – Master’s Student

Alumni – Undergraduate

Kavya Puthuveetil – Undergraduate Student

Holden Schaffer – Undergraduate Student

Vamsee Gangaram – Undergraduate Student

Bharat Srirangam – Undergraduate Student

Brenna Fankell – Visiting Undergraduate Student

Katie Sosnowski – Visiting Undergraduate Student

Mallak Taleb – Visiting Undergraduate Student

Ho Keun Kim – Undergraduate Student

Haoping “Felix” Bai – Undergraduate Student

Haofeng “Alex” Chen – Undergraduate Student

Austin Jang – Undergraduate Student

Yuuna Hoshi – Undergraduate Student

Nathan Luskey – Undergraduate Student

Ryan Williams – Undergraduate Student

Rohith Krishnan – Undergraduate Student

Maggie Collier – Visiting Undergraduate Student

Chansu Kim – Undergraduate Student

Linda Komnang Liezu – Visiting Undergraduate Student

You-Keun Kim – Undergraduate Student

Megan Rich – Undergraduate Student

Hyder Hasnian – Undergraduate Student

Zackory Erikson – Visiting Undergraduate Student

Christopher Birmingham – Visiting Undergraduate Student (Marshall Scholar)

Caleb Little – Visiting Undergraduate Student

Sarvagya “Survy” Vaish – Undergraduate Student

Jacquelyn Borinski – Undergraduate Student

Kayode Sanni – Visiting Undergraduate Student

Alex McNeely – Undergraduate Student

Carlos Torres – Undergraduate Student

Sugandha Arora – Undergraduate Student

Kristina Falkenstrom – Undergraduate Student

Mrinal “Neil” Rath – Undergraduate Student

Joel Mathew – Undergraduate Student

Ishwarya Venkatachalam – Undergraduate Student