Photo of Dr. Monroe Kennedy, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University.
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Dr. Monroe Kennedy's research is to develop technology that improves everyday life by anticipating and acting on the needs of human counterparts. The research can be divided into the following sub-categories: robotic assistants, connected devices and intelligent wearables. Dr. Kennedy uses a combination of tools in dynamical systems analysis, control theory (classical, non-linear and robust control), state estimation and prediction, motion planning, vision for robotic autonomy and machine learning. His Assistive Robotics and Manipulation lab focuses heavily on both the analytical and experimental components of assistive technology design. While their application area domain is autonomous assistive technology, their primary focus is robotic assistants (mobile manipulators and humanoids) with the goal of deployment for service tasks that may be highly dynamic and require dexterity, situational awareness, and human-robot collaboration.