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Alireza Ramezani

Assistant Professor,  Electrical and Computer Engineering

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  • 617.373.4027

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Research Focus

Design and development of robots with nontrivial morphologies; Analysis and closed-loop feedback design of nonlinear systems; Robot locomotion (legged & fluidic-based); Robotics-inspired biology

Education

  • PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2014

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers(ASME)
  • Climbing and Walking Robots Association (CLAWAR)

Research Overview

Design and development of robots with nontrivial morphologies; Analysis and closed-loop feedback design of nonlinear systems; Robot locomotion (legged & fluidic-based); Robotics-inspired biology

Selected Research Projects

  • Teaching Aerial Robots to Perch Like a Bat via AI-guided Design and Control
    Co-Principal Investigator, NSF National Robotics Initiative
  • SCOUT and DOGHOUSE
    Principal Investigator and supervisor of NU team, NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate’s Game Changing Development Program

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Selected Publications

  • E. Sihite, A. Ramezani, ”Enforcing nonholonomic constraints in Aerobat, a roosting flapping wing model,” Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, December 8-11, 2020.
  • E. Sihite, P. Kelly, A. Ramezani, ”Computational Structure Design of a Bio-inspired Armwing Mechanism,” IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), 2020. Also accepted in IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Las Vegas, NV, October 25-29, 2020
  • P. Dangol, A. Ramezani, N. Jalili, ”Performance satisfaction in Midget, a thruster-assisted bipedal robot,” American Control Conference (ACC), Denver, CO, July 1-3, 2020.
  • A. Ramezani, ”Towards flapping flight upside-down landing through differential manipulation of inertial dynamics,” Proc. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Paris, France, May 31 to June 4, 2020.
  • P. Dangol, A. Ramezani, ”Performance and Robustness Satisfaction in a Thruster-assisted Legged Robot,” International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), Berlin, Germany, July 12-17, 2020.
  • A. C. B. de Oliveira, A. Ramezani, ”Thruster-assisted Center Manifold Shaping in Bipedal Legged Locomotion,” International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM), Boston, MA, July 6-10, 2020.
  • A. Ramezani, S.U. Ahmed, J.E. Hoff, S.J. Chung, S. Hutchinson, Describing aerial locomotion of an Articulated MAV with Stable Periodic Orbits, Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems: The 6th Int’l. Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 2017, 394-405
  • S.U. Ahmed, A. Ramezani, S.J. Chung, S. Hutchinson, From Rousettus Aegyptiacus Landing to Robotic Landing: Regulation of CG-CP Distance Using a Nonlinear Closed-Loop Feedback, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2017, 3560-3567
  • A. Ramezani, S.J. Chung, S. Hutchinson, A Biomimetic Robotic Platform to Study Flight Specializations of Bats, Science (Robotics-AAAS), 2(3), 2017
  • J.E. Hoff, A. Ramezani, S.J. Chung, S. Hutchinson, Synergistic Design of a Bio-Inspired Micro Aerial Vehicle with Articulated Wings, Robotics Science and Systems Conference (RSS), 2016
  • A. Ramezani, X. Shi, S.J. Chung, S. Hutchinson, Bat Bot (B2), a Biologically Inspired Flying Machine, Proc. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2016, 3219-3226
  • A. Ramezani, J. Hurst, K.A. Hamed, J.W. Grizzle, Performance Analysis and Feedback Control of Atrias, a 3D Bipedal Robot, ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems Measurement and Control, 136(2), 2014, 21012
  • H.W. Park, A. Ramezani, J.W. Grizzle, A Finite State Machine for Accommodating Unexpected Large Ground Height Variations in Bipedal Robot Walking, IEEE Transactions on Robotics,29(2), 2013, 331-345

Students

Feb 18, 2020

NU Team Selected for NASA’s Big Idea Challenge

Congratulations to the Northeastern team that was selected as an awardee of the Breakthrough, Innovative and Game-changing (BIG) Idea Challenge.

Faculty

Jan 22, 2020

‘PigeonBot’ Brings Robots Closer To Birdlike Flight

ECE Assistant Professor Alireza Ramezani was quoted in the KCRW article “‘PigeonBot’ Brings Robots Closer To Birdlike Flight.”

Faculty

Oct 21, 2019

To Build a Better Drone, Look to the Bat

ECE Assistant Professor Alireza Ramezani is designing drones to mimic the complex movements and energy efficiency of bats.

Photo of Ostadabbas and Ramezani

Faculty

Sep 09, 2019

Ostadabbas and Ramezani awarded an NSF NRI EAGER

ECE Assistant Professors Sarah Ostadabbas (PI) and Alireza Ramezani (co-PI) received a $100K EAGER grant from NSF National Robotics Initiative (NRI) on teaching aerial robots to perch like a bat via AI-guided design and control.

Faculty

Aug 06, 2019

Forget props and fixed wings. New bio-inspired drones mimic birds, bats and bugs.

ECE Assistant Professor Alireza Ramezani was featured in the NBC News article “Forget props and fixed wings. New bio-inspired drones mimic birds, bats and bugs” and in the earth.com article “Bat-inspired drones could be used to monitor weather or pollinate crops”.

Faculty

Feb 01, 2019

Robot Designed to Walk and Fly Could One Day Be Used to Explore Other Planets

ECE Assistant Professor Alireza Ramezani’s robotics research featured in In Compliance article “Robot Designed to Walk and Fly Could One Day Be Used to Explore Other Planets”.

Faculty

Jan 22, 2019

Developing Robots That Don’t Fall

ECE Assistant Professor Alireza Ramezani is working on designing robots that can not only walk but fly to someday explore distant planets.

Faculty

Sep 19, 2018

Designing the Next Generation of Flying Robots

ECE Assistant Professor Alireza Ramezani studied the flight movements of bats to build a robotic Bat Bot that has more maneuverability than drones and would be good for surveillance of traffic patterns or airport security.

Faculty

Aug 30, 2018

New Faculty Spotlight: Alireza Ramezani

Alireza Ramezani joins the Electrical & Computer Engineering department in August 2018 as an Assistant Professor.

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