Dr. Godage holds a Ph.D. in Robotics, Cognition, and Interaction Technologies from the Italian Institute of Technology-University of Genova (2013). Previously, he held an Adjoint Assistant Professorship at Vanderbilt University, and Postdoctoral Research Scholarships at Vanderbilt University and Clemson University respectively. He holds a B.Sc Eng (Hons) in Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (2007). Dr. Godage’s research interests include designing, modeling, analysis, and controlling of soft and modular robotics for search/rescue and healthcare applications. Dr. Godage is the PI of an ongoing NSF-funded project to study soft modular robots using stiff and compliant materials.
Specific Research Area
Soft modular robots, Surgical/medical robots, Modeling and analysis of continuum structures, Control and coordination of underactuated systems