Yevgeniy Yesilevskiy

Kenneth A. and Mary Ann Shaw Endowed Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurial Leadership

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Degrees:

  • Ph. D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan
  • Bachelor of Engineering, The Cooper Union

Research interests:

  • Dynamics
  • Movement
  • Optimization
  • Robotics
  • Controls
  • Design

Current Research:
I conduct research in the simultaneous optimization of gaits, motion, and morphology on realistic simulations of monopod, biped, and quadrupedal robots. By making simple robots move efficiently, I hope to understand why humans and animals move in the ways that they do.

Teaching Interests:

  • Robotics
  • Design
  • Dynamics
  • Microcontrollers

Honors:

  • Recipient of the University of Michigan Towner Prize for Outstanding Engineering Graduate Student Instructor
  • Recipient of the University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award

Recent Publications:

Yesilevskiy, Yevgeniy. “Understanding and Improving Locomotion: The Simultaneous Optimization of Motion and Morphology in Legged Robots.”  University of Michigan Ph.D. Dissertation. (2018).

Yesilevskiy Y, Gan Z, David Remy CC. Energy-Optimal Hopping in Parallel and Series Elastic One-Dimensional Monopeds. ASME. J. Mechanisms Robotics. 2018;10(3):031008-031008-11. doi:10.1115/1.4039496.

Yesilevskiy, Yevgeniy, William Yang, and C. David Remy. “Spine morphology and energetics: how principles from nature apply to robotics.” Bioinspiration & biomimetics 13.3 (2018): 036002.

Yesilevskiy, Yevgeniy, Weitao Xi, and C. David Remy. “A comparison of series and parallel elasticity in a monoped hopper.” Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2015 IEEE International Conference on. IEEE, 2015.

Yesilevskiy, Yevgeniy, Zhenyu Gan, and C. David Remy. “Optimal configuration of series and parallel elasticity in a 2d monoped.” Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2016 IEEE International Conference on. IEEE, 2016.

Xi, Weitao, Yevgeniy Yesilevskiy, and C. David Remy. “Selecting gaits for economical locomotion of legged robots.” The International Journal of Robotics Research 35.9 (2016): 1140-1154.