People

Principal Investigator

Dr. Aaron Young

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Staff

Kinsey Herrin

Senior Research Scientist

Doctoral Students

Dawit Lee

Mechanical Engineering

Dean Molinaro

Robotics
NSF Graduate Research Fellow

Ben Shafer

Robotics

Aakash Bajpai

Robotics
NDSEG Fellow

Jennifer Leestma

Robotics
NSF Graduate Research Fellow

Keaton Scherpereel

Robotics
NSF Graduate Research Fellow

Jairo Maldonado

Robotics
Ford Foundation Fellow

Master's Students

Emily Upton

Bioengineering

Sixu (Jason) Zhou

Mechanical Engineering

Reese Peterson

Mechanical Engineering

Ian Cullen

Mechanical Engineering

Undergraduate Students

There are several ways for undergraduates students to contribute to research in the EPIC Lab.  Most Georgia Tech undergraduates begin their work in the lab though the Georgia Tech Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) Program.  Many of our undergraduates who begin their research through the VIP Program have received fellowships to aid in their research through the Petit Undergraduate Research Scholars Program and the President’s Undergraduate Research Awards.  Undergraduates from Georgia Tech or other institutions who are interested in summer research opportunities are encouraged to apply to the NSF SURE Robotics Program.

Lab Alumni

Lab Member Degree Year Where They Went Next
Postdoctoral Fellowship
2021
Northeastern University (Assistant Professor)
Amy Pan
Postdoctoral Fellowship
2021
OMRON Robotics (Robotics & Control Systems Engineer)
Krishan Bhakta
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
2021
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
2021
MIT (Postdoctoral Fellow in Brain & Cognitive Sciences)
Ph.D. Robotics
2021
Facebook Reality Labs (Visiting Research Scientist)
Pooja Moolchandani
M.S. Mechanical Engineering (Thesis)
2021
KPMG (Data, Analytics, and AI Consultant)
Jared Li
M.S. Mechanical Engineering (Thesis)
2020
IHMC Robotics (Mechanical Engineer)
Pratik Kunapuli
M.S. Electrical & Computer Engineering (Thesis)
2020
University of Pennsylvania (CIS Ph.D. Student in GRASP Lab)
Henry Luk
M.S. Mechanical Engineering
2020
Jeff (Hsiang) Hsu
M.S. Mechanical Engineering (Thesis)
2019
May Mobility (Embedded Engineer)
Trent Rankin
M.S. Electrical & Computer Engineering
2019
Apple (Software Engineer)

Clinical Collaborators

Name Affiliation
Geza Kogler, MSPO
Kennesaw State University
Lee Childers, PhD, CP, CO, CFI
Center for the Intrepid, Brooke Army Medical Center
Erin Eggebrecht, DPT, CHOA
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Benjamin Rogozinski, DPT
Emory University

Research Collaborators at Georgia Tech

Name Affiliation
Greg Sawicki
Mechanical Engineering and Biological Sciences
Ani Mazumdar
Mechanical Engineering
Frank Hammond
Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering
Jun Ueda
Mechanical Engineering
Omer Inan
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Michael Mayo
Georgia Tech Research Institute
Court Bevins
Georgia Tech Research Institute
Hong Yeo
Mechanical Engineering
Jerry Qi
Mechanical Engineering

Research Collaborators Outside of Georgia Tech

Name Affiliation
Aaron Ames
California Institute of Technology
Elliott Rouse
University of Michigan
Xiangrong Shen
University of Alabama
Nick Fey
University of Texas - Austin
Eric Ambrose
California Institute of Technology
Rachel Gehlhar
California Institute of Technology