Rodney graduated with a Masters Degree from the University of Michigan's Robotics and Autonomous Vehicles Program. He also has a B.S.E and M.S.E in Aerospace Engineering from U of M. His interests include all things robotics with special interest in the design and implementation of hardware systems and their controls.
(6/26/2017) New Publication in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters
Check out the new paper by Nils Smit-Anseeuw, published in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters. Nils recently presented this work at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), in Singapore. more...
Smit-Anseeuw, N., Gleason, R., Vasudevan, R. and Remy, C. D., 2017, "The energetic benefit of robotic gait selection - A case study on the robot Ramone", IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 2(2):1124 - 1131 [URL]
Smit-Anseeuw, N., Gleason, R., Zaytsev, P. and Remy, C. D., 2017, "RAMone: A planar biped for studying the energetics of gait", Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Vancouver, Canada [URL]
Green, K., Smit-Anseeuw, N., Gleason, R., and Remy, C.D. , 2016, "Design and control of a recovery system for legged robots", Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM), Banff, Canada [preprint]
Smit-Anseeuw, N., Gleason, R., Zaytsev, P., Vasudevan, R., Remy, C.D., 2017, "The Energetic Benefit of Robotic Gait Selection", Intelligient Robots and Systems (IROS) Workshop On the Energetic Economy of Robotics and Biological Systems, Vancouver, BC, Canada [URL]
Our team: (Top row left to right) Zhenyu Gan, Wyatt Felt, Kim Ingraham, Nils Smit-Anseeuw, Katelyn Fry, Rodney Gleason, Khai Yi Chin. (Bottom row left to right) Pascal Knecht, Kevin Green, C. David Remy, Yevgeniy Yesilevskiy, Jeff Koller
In this video RAMone walks using a modified version of the walking controller proposed by Jerry Pratt. An advantage of this controller is that it is force based so it handles foot disturbances gracefully. We show this disturbance correction by placing hard and soft objects under RAMone's feet as it walks.