OSRF is pleased to welcome Jimmy Sastra! He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics from the University of Pennsylvania in August 2011 under the supervision of Mark Yim. Working with Mark, Jimmy developed hardware and software for many generations of Modular Reconfigurable Robots. In his thesis work, he showed that these robots can be used to quickly prototype and analyze a variety of dynamic locomotion gaits from rolling like a wheel to running with compliant legs. They can even put themselves back together after they are kicked apart into separate pieces. Prior to joining OSRF, he worked at Willow Garage, where he learned a number of things, including how to pull a good office prank.
OSRF welcomes Jimmy Sastra
Posted by Brian Gerkey | Oct 11, 2012