Dr. Daniel J. Gonzalez

ARL Postdoctoral Fellow


Dr. Daniel J. Gonzalez is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Robotics Research Center in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at USMA West Point. He earned an S.B., S.M., and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Daniel is currently working on Bio-Inspired Kinodynamic Motion Planning for Wheeled, Tracked, and Legged Robots and integrating this work into the navigation stack of the Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC) Robot Technology Kernel (RTK), which is a certified set of autonomy libraries for use by the armed forces of the United States of America. Additionally, Daniel is continuing his prior work on analyzing the internal dynamics of quadrupedal locomotion as it relates to giving humans a pair of Extra Robotic Legs that bear the weight of a backpack payload and walk in sync with the human operator.

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