Education and Experience
B.Tech. Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, 2000.
Ph.D. Cornell University, 2006.
Princeton University, Post-doctoral researcher, 2006-2009; Lecturer, 2007.
National Science Foundation CAREER award, 2013.
-- Yang Wang and Manoj Srinivasan. Stepping in the
direction of the fall: the next foot placement can be
predicted from current upper body state in steady-state
walking, Biology Letters, 10, 20140405, 2014. Link to
journal article. Link to Data
See here for Media/Press articles on this paper.
-- Leroy Long and Manoj Srinivasan. Walking, running and resting under time, distance, and speed constraints: Optimality of walk-run-rest mixtures, J. Royal Society Interface, vol. 10, 2013. Journal Link.
Author Generated PDF (pre-final version). See media coverage.
-- Manoj Srinivasan. Fifteen observations on the
structure of energy minimizing gaits in many simple biped
models. J. Royal Society Interface, PDF
with supplementary information, 8, 74-98, 2011. Journal
-- Manoj Srinivasan and Andy Ruina. Computer
optimization of a minimal biped model discovers walking and
running. Nature, 439, 72-75, 2006.
Legged Locomotion, Biomechanics, Sensorimotor control, Optimality, Numerical Optimal Control, Walking, Running, Dynamical Systems, Rigid Body Mechanics, Robotics, Muscle Mechanics, Friction Mechanics, Rolling Contact.
ME3360 : System Integration and Control
ME7752 : Mechanics and Control of Robots. Course webpage with lecture notes, HW, and code.
ME7230 : Advanced Dynamics
ME7385 : Advanced Topics in the Dynamics and Control of Human and Animal Movement
ME7250 : Vibrations of Discrete Systems
ME752 : Mechanical Design of manipulators and robots, Winter 2010, Fall 2011. Outline.
ME430 : Dynamics (undergraduate), Winter 2011, 2012.
ME8230 : Nonlinear Dynamics, 2014, 2016. Course webpage with lecture notes, HW, and code.
ME832 : Nonlinear Vibrations, Spring 2010, 2012. ME894 : Advanced Topics in the Dynamics and Control of Human and Animal Movement, Spring 2011, 2013.
MOL/APC360 : Biological Dynamics (Spring, 2007, Princeton University)
Please see the publications page for a list of publications.