Siavash Farzan

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I lead a group of graduate and undergraduate students to develop safety-critical and robust planning and control algorithms for autonomous robotic systems such as underactuated robots, ground and aerial vehicles, and robot manipulators.

Research Team

Current Students   (append wpi.edu to email addresses)

Rohith Venkataramanan (rvenkataramanan@)
Graduate Student, WPI, Summer 2022 - Present

Research interests: vision-based robotic manipulation

Jidnyesha Patil (jpatil@)
Graduate Student, WPI, Summer 2022 - Present

Research interests: motion planning and control, autonomous vehicles

Harin Vashi (hvashi@)
Graduate Student, WPI, Summer 2022 - Present

Research interests: motion planning and control, autonomous vehicles

Aditya Patil (apatil@)
Graduate Student, WPI, Summer 2022 - Present

Research interests: robust adaptive control, quadrotor aerial vehicles

Vishrut Bohara (vbohara@)
Graduate Student, WPI, Spring 2023 - Present

Research interests: connected autonomous vehicles

Varun Gampa (vgampa@)
Graduate Student, WPI, Spring 2023 - Present

Research interests: Lyapunov-based and learning-based control of underactuated robots

Past Students

Shiva Tekumatla (stekumatla@)   Graduate Student, WPI, Fall 2021 - Spring 2022
Research interests: underactuated robotics, controls, learning-based control
Ghokulji Selvaraj (gselvaraj@)   Graduate Student, WPI, Fall 2021 - Spring 2022
Research interests: robotic vision, deep learning, robotic manipulation
Wael Mohammed (wmohammed@)   Graduate Student, WPI, Spring 2022
Research interests: vision-based robotic manipulation
Pranav Moorthy (pmoorthy@)   Graduate Student, WPI, Summer 2022
Research interests: controls, quadrotor aerial vehicles
Yichen Guo (yguo2@)   Undergraduate Student, WPI, Summer 2022
Research interests: robust control, ROS-based mobile robots
Tian Yu (Annie) Fan (tfan@)   Graduate Student, WPI, Fall 2022
Research interests: robot manipulation and control
Khizar Amjed Mohamed (kamjedmohamed@)   Graduate Student, WPI, Fall 2022
Research interests: learning-based control, underactuated robots
Senior Capstone Design (MQP) Teams
Stair-Capable Robot Vacuum

Benjamin Draper and Sawyer Wofford (co-advised with Jing Xiao)
Undergraduate Students, WPI, Fall 2021 - Spring 2022

Areas: novel robotic mechanism design, feedback control, embedded systems

"Winner of the 2022 Provost's MQP Award for Robotics Engineering"

A Hopping Two-Wheeled Segway Robot

Christian Defranco, Brian Desousa, and Samuel Mwangi
Undergraduate Students, WPI, Fall 2021 - Spring 2022

Areas: novel robotic mechanism design, feedback control, ROS-enabled embedded systems

Small Size Soccer Robots

Spencer Belleville, Conner Christinsen, Ashley Espeland, Miya Judy, David Lapointe, Noah Page, Logan Rinaldi, Nathan Rogers, Evan Vadeboncoeur, Yifei Zhao
Undergraduate Students, WPI, Fall 2022 - Spring 2023

Areas: multi-agent systems, motion planning, embeeded systems, mechatronics

Robotic CNC Tending Work Cell with Remote Access

Brian Francis, Mayank Govilla, Nikolas Neathery
Undergraduate Students, WPI, Fall 2022 - Spring 2023

Areas: robotic manipulation, system integration, motion planning