J. Diego Caporale
PhD. Student – Fall 2016 to present
J. Diego Caporale, MEAM PhD Student
Diego is currently pursuing a PhD in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM) at the University of Pennsylvania, working within the GRASP lab in the field of dynamic robotic locomotion. He graduated in 2013 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology, focusing in control theory and robotics with special project work involving prototype rovers at JPL. From 2013 to 2016, he worked as a Mechanical/Project Engineer and then as Innovation Lead at Iris Technology, a military and aerospace power solutions company in Irvine, CA. His focus now is transitional quadruped locomotion with a focus on the effect of internal core degree of freedoms on increasing agility of new behaviors.