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People: Aayush Damani

Aayush Damani was born in Jaipur, India and grew up in Delhi, India. He finished his B.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal University, India. His main interest is in autonomous/robotic control systems and their analysis. He likes playing soccer and going for hikes in his spare time.

Aayush earned an M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering working in the Telerobotics Lab. His thesis research involved modelling of micro/nano-manipulators with piezoelectric stick-slip actuators for telerobotic purposes.

Immediately after graduating, Aayush took a position at John Deere in Iowa. He now works at Siemens in Michigan.


A. Damani, M. Nambi, and J. J. Abbott, "An Empirical Study of Static Loading on Piezoelectric Stick-Slip Actuators of Micromanipulators," Int. Symp. Experimental Robotics, 2012.

M. Nambi, A. Damani, and J. J. Abbott, "Toward Intuitive Teleoperation of Micro/Nano-Manipulators with Piezoelectric Stick-Slip Actuators," IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp. 445-450, 2011.

A. Damani, 2013, "An Empirical Model of Piezoelectric Stick-Slip Actuation of the Kleindiek MM3A Micromanipulator," Master's Thesis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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