Bhargav Kothapalli

Bhargav Kothapalli

Work History

Work History
Jan 2009 - Present

Researcher - Product Design and Development

Texas A&M University

--  Master’s Thesis: 

    -> Created conceptual CAD models of a 10 DOF walking Humanoid Biped Robot and a Double Pendulum with a knee stop inspired from the human leg (designed using SolidWorks)

    -> Generated BOM and built a physical model of an actuated Double Pendulum (applied GD&T, ASME Y14.5-2009) 

    -> Performed experiments on the physical setup to validate Zeno behavior, resulting from impacts at the knee stop

    -> Major findings: Validated the theory of Zeno behavior and achieved Zeno periodic orbits with the physical Double Pendulum setup (results aimed at providing insights to enhance prosthetic devices) 

--  Obtained over 2 years of hands-on experience in product development from design concept through implementation

--  Currently working on a journal paper based on Master’s thesis

Education

Education
Jan 2008 - May 2011

Master of Science (Thesis)

Texas A&M University