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  • PhD (2004), Purdue University, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • MS (1997), Purdue University, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • BS (1993), Middle East Technical University, Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Research & Scholarship Interests

Humanoid robots, dexterous manipulation, model-based robot design, human-supervised robot autonomy, medical cyber-physical systems
Affiliated With

Department Research Areas

College Research Initiatives

Honors & Awards

  • Kalenian Award for Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • HEART: Humans Empowered with Assistive Robot Technologies
  • Romeo L. Moruzzi Young Faculty Award for Innovation in Undergraduate Education

Professional Affiliations

  • IEEE
    • Robotics and Automation
    • Control Systems
    • Systems, Man and Cybernetics
    • Computer; Engineering in Medicine and Biology
    • Education Societies
  • The American Society for Engineering Education
  • Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International
  • Sigma Xi

Selected Publications

  • D. Sinyukov, T. Padir, CWave: High-Performance Single-Source Any-Angle Path Planning on a Grid, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Singapore, 2017
  • V. Dimitrov, J. Vazquez, T. Padir, LocATER: Localization and Accountability Technologies for Emergency Responders, IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security, Boston, MA, 2017
  • M. DeDonato, F. Polido, K. Knoedler, B.P.W. Babu, N. Banerjee, C.P. Bove, X. Cui, R. Du, P. Franklin, J.P. Graff, P. He, A. Jaeger, L. Li, D. Berenson, M.A. Gennert, S. Feng, C. Liu, X. Xinjilefu,         J. Kim, C.G. Atkeson, X. Long, T. Padir, Team WPI-CMU: Achieving Reliable Humanoid Behavior in the DARPA Robotics Challenge, J. Field Robotics, 34, 2017, 381-399
  • T. Padir, H. Yanco, R. Platt, Towards Cooperative Control of Humanoid Robots for Handling High-Consequence Materials in Gloveboxes, Waste Management Symposia, Robotics & Remote Systems-Nuclear Environments: Hardware- Next Gen Systems Track, Phoenix, AZ, 2017
  • X. Long, M. Wonsick, V. Dimitrov, T. Padir, Task-Oriented Planning Algorithm for Humanoid Robots Based on a Foot Repositionable Inverse Kinematics Engine, IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids), Cancun, Mexico, 2016
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