Kyle Gilpin

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  • Position: Postdoctoral Associate
  • Office: 32-379
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  • Email: kwgilpin@mit.edu
  • Areas of Study: Robotics, Embedded Devices, Distributed Algorithms, Wireless Networking, Circuit Design, and Electromechanical Systems
  • Last Update: September 2, 2013
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Biography

Kyle Gilpin is a Post-doc in the Distributed Robotics Laboratory at MIT. He holds PhD, MEng, and BS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. Kyle works to improve communication and control in large distributed robotic systems. His past projects include developing cellular and Wi-Fi devices, real-time image processing systems, reconfigurable sensor nodes, robots with compliant SMA actuators, integrated production test systems, and collections of cubic robots capable of shape formation through self-assembly and disassembly. Before beginning his PhD, Gilpin spent two years working as a senior electrical engineer at a biomedical device start-up developing ultra-low-power hardware and software for implantable personalized medicine products. Kyle is the recipient of both NSF and NDSEG fellowships.

Publications

M-Blocks: Momentum-driven Magnetic Modular Robots John Romanishin, Kyle Gilpin, and Daniela Rus.  IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, November 2013.

What's in the Bag: A Distributed Approach to 3D Shape Duplication with Modular Robots. Kyle Gilpin and Daniela Rus.  Robotics: Science and Systems, Sydney, Australia, July 9-13, 2012.

A Distributed Algorithm for 2D Shape Duplication with Smart Pebble Robots. Kyle Gilpin and Daniela Rus. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 3285-3292, Minneapolis, May 14-18, 2012.

Making Self-Disassembling Objects with Multiple Components in the Robot Pebbles System. Kyle Gilpin, Kent Koyanagi, and Daniela Rus. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 3614-3621, Shanghai, May 9-13, 2011.

Controlling Closed-Chain Robots with Compliant SMA Actuators: Algorithms and Experiments. Kyle Gilpin, Eduardo Torres-Jara, and Daniela Rus. International Symposium on Experimental Robotics, New Delhi, Dec. 18-21, 2010.

Compliant Modular Shape Memory Alloy Actuators
. Eduardo Torres-Jara, Kyle Gilpin, Josh Karges, Robert Wood, and Daniela Rus. IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 78-87, December 2010.

Modular Robot Systems: From Self-Assembly to Self-Disassembly. Kyle Gilpin and Daniela Rus. IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 38-53, September 2010.

Robot Pebbles: One Centimeter Modules for Programmable Matter through Self-Disassembly. Kyle Gilpin, Ara Knaian, and Daniela Rus. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 2485-2492, 2010.

Self-Disassembling Robot Pebbles: New Results and Ideas for Self-Assembly of 3D Structures. Kyle Gilpin and Daniela Rus. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Modular Robotics: The State of the Art workshop, pp. 94-99, April 2010.

Miche: Modular Shape Formation by Self-Disassembly. Kyle Gilpin, Keith Kotay, Daniela Rus and Iuliu Vasilescu. International Journal of Robotics Research, vol. 27, pp. 345-372, 2008.

Miche: Modular Shape Formation by Self-Disassembly
. Kyle Gilpin, Keith Kotay, and Daniela Rus. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 2241-2247, 2007.

Awards

  • Department of Defense: National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow (2008)
  • National Science Foundation: Graduate Research Fellow (2006)