Principal Investigator

Nikolaus Correll
PhD in Computer Science EPFL 2007
MS in Electrical Engineering ETH2003Asst. Professor in Computer Science
Asst. Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering (by courtesy)
Asst. Professor in Aerospace Engineering Sciences (by courtesy)
Affiliate, Material Science Engineering program


 picture-145-1354125858 Timothy Caldwell
PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University 2013
BS and MS in Electrical Engineering, CU Boulder, 2009Sponsor: NASA ECF / ARO

PhD Students

  Dave Coleman
BS in Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010
MS in Computer Science, CU Boulder, 2013
Research interests: motion planning, robotic manipulation, grasping, controls, and perception
Sponsor: NASA ECF
 farrow Nicholas Farrow
BA in Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2012
BA in Mathematics, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2012
Minor in Computer Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2012
PharmD, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, 2006Sponsor: NSF NRI
  Anshul Kanakia
BS in Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010
Research interests: Design and Application of Swarm Robot AlgorithmsSponsor: NSF CAREER
  John Klingner
BA in Computer Science, Cornell College, 2012
BA in Physics, Cornell College, 2012
BA in Mathematics, Cornell College, 2012
Andy McEvoy Andy McEvoy
MS in Aerospace Engineering, Spacecraft Dynamics & Controls, Texas A&M University, 2005
BS in Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2004
Research Interests: Robotic Construction and AssemblySponsor: AFOSR
Halley Profita
MS in Industrial Design, Georgia Tech, 2011.
BSBA in Management Science, University of Miami, 2008
Research Interests: Wearable and Embedded Assistive Technology, E-Textiles, Novel SensingSponsor: DARPA
  Heather HavaSponsor: NASA NSTRF
  Dana Hughes
Sponsor: DARPA


Andrew Gordon, DLA/NSF REU
Parker Evans, NSF REU
Blake Reimer, NSF REU
Virginia Schilling, DLA/NSF REU
Xing Jie Zhong, DLA/NSF REU


Marcelo Kallmann
Visiting Professor
 sameer-speaking-portrait Sameer Parekh
Entreprenuer in Residence



Dustin Reishus, now at Google

Phd Students (graduated)

Dr. Erik Komendera, CS, Fall 2014, PhD Thesis: “Precise Assembly of Truss Structures by Distributed Robots”, now scientist at NASA Langley research center.

Dr. Jaeheon Jeong, CS, Spring 2014, PhD Thesis: “A divide-and-conquer approach for Visual Odometry with minimally-overlapped multi-camera setup” (with Prof. Jane Mulligan).

Dr. Michael Otte, CS, Fall 2011, PhD Thesis: “Any-Com Multi-Robot Path Planning”, now Post-Doc with Emilio Frazzoli at the ARES Lab, MIT.

Master’s Students (graduated)

Rowan Wing, Spring 2014, now at Return Path.

Akshay Mysore, Spring 2014, ECE, MS Thesis: “Spatio-temporal gesture recognition on a distributed sensing system”

Vijeth Rai, Fall 2011, ECE, MS Thesis: “Self Assembly of Modular Robots with Finite Number of Modules Using Graph Grammars”, PhD student at the University of Washington.


Ariel Hoffman, ECE, 2014, DLA/NSF REU working on soft robotics

Samuel Beckett, CS, Summer 2013, NSF DREU working on self-assembly algorithms.

Michael Beam, ME, Spring 2013, NSF REU working on the self-organizing amorphous facade.

Britta Ulm, ME, Spring 2013, NSF REU working on soft robotics, now graduate student at CMU.

Christopher Johnson, ECE, Spring 2013, NSF REU on the Self-Organizing Amorphous Facade and Goldshirt Electronics.

Henry Horsey, ME, Olin College, Summer 2012, UROP project on designing elements of the Self-Organizing Amorphous Facade.

Daniel Sutton, CS, Spring 2012, Senior Thesis: “Object Interaction Language (OIL): An intent-based language for programming self-organized sensor/actuator networks“.

Karamjeet Khalsa, CS, Spring 2011, Senior Thesis: “Realistic Simulation of Spatial Computers and Robot Swarms”.

Brian McDonald, CS, Spring 2010, UROP project on low-level drivers for the CLAM manipulating arm, now MSE student in CU’s ECE program.

Highschool Interns

Eliza Cornell, Summer 2013, Boulder Highschool, now at Stanford University

Naren Dasan, Summer 2013/Fall 2013, Fairview Highschool, now at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign


Prof. Ken Sugawara, Tohoku Gakuin University, Japan, 2011-2012


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