Publications:

Geometric Motion Planning for Systems with Toroidal and Cylindrical Shape Spaces 
C. Gong, J. Whitman, J. S. Grover, Z. Ren, B. Chong, and H. Choset
ASME Dynamic Systems and Control 
Conference (DSCC), October 2018 (Accepted)

Snake Robot Urban Search After the 2017 Mexico City Earthquake
J. Whitman, N. Zevallos, M. Travers, and H. Choset
IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR), August 2018

Shape-based coordination in locomotion control 
M. Travers, J. Whitman, and H. Choset
The International Journal of Robotics Research, March 2018
J. Whitman, S. Su, S. Coros, A. Ansari, and H. Choset
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, September 2017

A. Ansari, J. Whitman, B. Saund, and H. Choset
Waste Management Symposium, March 2017

J. Whitman, F. Ruscelli, M. Travers, and H. Choset
IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, December 2016

M. Travers, J. Whitman, P. Schiebel, D. Goldman, and H. Choset
Proceedings of Robotics: Science and Systems, June 2016 

J. Whitman, M. Meller, and E. Garcia.
SPIE Smart Structures and Materials + Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring, International Society for Optics and Photonics, March 2015



Presentations:

J. Whitman, B. Chong, Y. O. Aydin, C. Gong, J. M. Rieser, A. M. Hubbard, J. W. Rankin, K. Michel, G. Sartoretti, A. G. Nicieza, J. R. Hutchinson, D. I. Goldman, H. Choset
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, September 2017.

Generating Gaits for Simultaneous Locomotion and Manipulation
J. Whitman, S. Su, S. Coros, A. Ansari, and H. Choset
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, September 2017.

Shape-based Compliant Control with Variable Coordination Centralization on a Snake Robot 
J. Whitman, F. Ruscelli, M. Travers, and H. Choset
IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, December 2016

A Dynamical Systems Approach to Obstacle Navigation for a Series-Elastic Hexapod Robot. 
M. Travers, A. Ansari, and H. Choset.
IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, December 2016
(Presented in place of M. Travers)
C. Gong, H. Astley, J. Dai, B. Mclnroe, P. E. Schiebel, M. Travers, D. I. Goldman, and H. Choset.

Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, January 2016

(Presented in place of  C. Gong)


Improving energy efficiency in robot limbs through hydraulic dangle. 
J. Whitman, M. Meller, and E. Garcia.
SPIE Smart Structures and Materials + Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring, International Society for Optics and Photonics, March 2015



Selected Courses:

Carnegie Mellon University, MS in Mechanical Engineering

  • Geometry of Locomotion
  • Linear Systems
  • Kinematics, Dynamics, and Control
  • Dynamic Optimization
  • Engineering Optimization
  • Robotics Systems and the Internet of Things
  • Nonlinear Control

Cornell University, BS in Mechanical Engineering, Minor in Entomology

  • Advanced Dynamics
  • Microelectromechanical Systems
  • Insect Physiology
  • Spider Biology



Teaching Experience:

Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering, Teaching Assistant, Spring 2017

Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering, Teaching Assistant, Fall 2017