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Manoj Srinivasan

  • Associate Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engr
  • 201 W 19th Ave
    E507 Scott Lab
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 614-688-4671

About

Research interests include:

  • Understanding the movement of things: humans, other animals, and machines.
  • Obtaining a simple and tractable, yet complete, theory of legged locomotion and sensorimotor control in humans and other animals
  • Mixture of mathematics, modeling, computation, and experiments. 

Honors

  • 20130201

    NSF CAREER award.

  • 20050901-20061201

    AAAS/Science Program for Excellence in Science.

  • 20000801-20010701

    McMullen Fellowship.

  • 19990501-19990601

    Summer research fellowship.

Journal Articles

2015

  • Varun Joshi and Manoj Srinivasan, 2015, "Walking on a moving surface: energy-optimal walking motions on a shaky bridge and a shaking treadmill reduce energy costs below normal." Proceedings of the Royal Society A 471, 20140662 - 20140662.

2011

  • Srinivasan,Manoj, 2011, "Fifteen observations on the structure of energy-minimizing gaits in many simple biped models." JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY INTERFACE 8, no. 54, 74-98 - 74-98.

2009

2008

  • Srinivasan,Manoj; Holmes,Philip, 2008, "How well can spring-mass-like telescoping leg models fit multi-pedal sagittal-plane locomotion data?." JOURNAL OF THEORETICAL BIOLOGY 255, no. 1, 1-7 - 1-7.
  • Manoj Srinivasan and A. Ruina., 2008, Rocking and rolling: A can that appears to rock might actually roll.. Physical Review E 78, 066609 - 066609.

2007

  • Srinivasan,Manoj; Ruina,Andy, 2007, "Idealized walking and running gaits minimize work." PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY A-MATHEMATICAL PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES 463, no. 2086, 2429-2446 - 2429-2446.

2006

  • Srinivasan,M; Ruina,A, 2006, "Computer optimization of a minimal biped model discovers walking and running." NATURE 439, no. 7072, 72-75 - 72-75.

2005

Presentations

  • "Why walk and run: energy optimality in walking and running." 2006, Presented at Informal Seminar, Department of Computer Science, Rutgers University,
  • "Why walk and run: theories of walking and running from an energetic perspective." 2007, Presented at Engineering Science and Mechanics Seminar. Viginia Tech,
  • "Why walk and run: mechanics and energetics of legged locomotion." 2009, Presented at Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Seminar. University of Virginia,
  • "Why walk and run: simple models of walking and running." 2009, Presented at Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Seminar. New York University's PolyTechnic Institute,
  • "Optimal gaits in a simplified kneed robot.." 2009, Presented at Conference on Dynamic Walking,
  • "Why walk and run: mechanics and energetics of legged locomotion." 2009, Presented at Mechanical Engineering Seminar. The Ohio State University.,
  • "Energetics and optimality in legged locomotion." 2012, Presented at Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department Seminar. University of California Davis,
  • "Why walk and run." 2007, Presented at Mechanical Engineering seminar. Indian Institute of Science,
  • "Towards a predictive theory of legged locomotion." 2010, Presented at Control Theory Seminar Series. University of Michigan,
  • "Some strategies for accurate numerical optimal control in biomechanics.." 2004, Presented at Machines and Organisms Seminar. Cornell University,
  • "Why do humans walk and run?." 2005, Presented at Nonlinear Dynamics and Dynamical Systems Seminar. Princeton University,
  • "Walking and Running." 2007, Presented at Applied Mathematics Lab Seminar. Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University,
  • "Mechanics and energetics of legged locomotion." 2008, Presented at Workshop on biomechanics and neural control -- muscle, limb, and brain,
  • "Mechanics and energetics of legged locomotion." 2008, Presented at Workshop on neuromechanics of locomotion,
  • "An energy-stability trade-off in standing still." 2009, Presented at Workshop on Noise, Time delays, and Balance Control.,
  • "Why walk and run: insights from simple biped models." 2011, Presented at Mechanics Seminar (Department of Civil Engineering). Carnegie Mellon University,
  • "Optimization of simple model predicts some of the coordination of throwing. Seminar on the coordination of animal movement." 2002, Presented at Animal Coordination Seminar. Cornell University,
  • "Legged locomotion: Energy optimization and simple models." 2006, Presented at Meeting on Dynamic Walking II. Mechanics and control of human and robot locomotion.,
  • "Why do humans walk and run?." 2006, Presented at ASTRA Pearls Lecture, National Institute of Aging. NIH, Harbor Hospital.,
  • "Sarcomere stability and Huxley Models." 2007, Presented at Machines and Organisms seminar. Cornell University,
  • "Why walk and run: mechanics and energetics of legged locomotion." 2011, Presented at Biomedical Engineering seminar. The Ohio State University,
  • "Realistic gait transitions: whether to walk, run or use a mixture." 2012, Presented at Conference on Dynamic Walking,
  • "Predictive models for walking and running." 2013, Presented at Mechanical Engineering Department Seminar,
  • "Symposium on Dynamic Walking." 2014, Presented at World Congress of Biomechanics,
  • "Symposium on Metabolic Energy Use in Movement: Basic Principles to Human Health.." 2014, Presented at World Congress of Biomechanics,
  • "Towards a predictive model of walking and running: Energy and Stability." 2014, Presented at Pravarthana: a conference on mechanics and applied mathematics,
  • "Energy optimality predicts walking-running behavior." 2011, Presented at Department Seminar,
  • "Two talks on mechanics, dynamics, energetics, and control of human locomotion." 2013, Presented at Action Club Seminars and the Kinesiology Department Seminar,
  • "Workshop on Dynamic Locomotion." 2014, Presented at Robots: Science and Systems,
  • "Two talks on mechanics, dynamics, energetics, and control of human locomotion." 2013, Presented at Nike Sports Research Laboratory Seminar,
  • "Neuromechanics of Locomotion." 2014, Presented at Winter Workshop on the Neuromechanics of Locomotion,
  • "Tutorial on Trajectory Optimization for understanding walking and running." 2014, Presented at Pravarthana: a conference on mechanics and applied mathematics,
  • "Seminar on human walking dynamics." 2014, Presented at Seminar on Dynamical Systems, at the Department of Applied Mathematics.,
  • "Rocking soda cans and infinite velocities." 2006, Presented at Nonlinear Dynamics and Dynamical Systems Seminar. Princeton University,
  • "Observations on energy optimality in walking and running." 2011, Presented at Legged Locomotion Seminar (Robotics Institute). Carnegie Mellon University,
  • "Why do humans walk and run?." 2005, Presented at Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Seminar. Cornell University,
  • "Energetics of walking and running using simple models." 2007, Presented at Meeting on Dynamic Walking III. Principles and Concepts of Legged Locomotion,
  • "Why walk and run: mechanics and energetics of legged locomotion." 2008, Presented at Mechanical Engineering seminar. Rutgers University,
  • "Simple biped explain walking and running." 2008, Presented at Gordon Research Conference on Theoretical Biology and Biomathematics,
  • "Why walk and run: mechanics and energetics of legged locomotion." 2010, Presented at Widely Applied Mathematics Seminar. Harvard University,
  • "Observations on the Structure of Optimal Gaits on Various Simple Bipedal Models,." 2010, Presented at Dynamic Walking Conference: Principles and concepts of legged locomotion,,
  • "Towards a predictive theory of legged locomotion." 2012, Presented at Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics Seminar Series. Johns Hopkins University,

Papers in Proceedings

2014

  • Geoff Brown and Manoj Srinivasan; "Energetics and Optimality in Curvilinear Locomotion.." in World Congress of Biomechanics. (7 2014).
  • Barrett Clark and Manoj Srinivasan "A simple 3-dimensional model of human walking. Winter workshop of neuromechanics and dynamics of locomotion." in Winter workshop of neuromechanics and dynamics of locomotion. (1 2014).
  • Manoj Srinivasan "Energy optimality in novel locomotion tasks: experiments, theory, and simple models." in Robots: Science and Systems. (7 2014).
  • Manoj Srinivasan, Yang Wang, and Barrett Clark "Understanding human walking stability and control using system identification and energy optimal feedback control.." in World Congress of Biomechanics. (7 2014).
  • Matthew Handford and Manoj Srinivasan "Predictive Models and Energy Optimizations for Ankle-Foot Prosthesis Design." in World Congress of Biomechanics. (7 2014).
  • Nidhi Seethapathi and Manoj Srinivasan "Mechanics of Changing Speeds while Walking." in World Congress of Biomechanics. (7 2014).
  • Manoj Srinivasan "Metabolic Energy Optimality Predicts Human Locomotion Patterns: from Point-mass Models to Complex Muscle-driven Biped Models." in World Congress of Biomechanics. (7 2014).
  • Varun Joshi and Manoj Srinivasan "Humans Walking on Shaky and Shaking Surfaces: Application to Oscillating Treadmills and the London Millennium Bridge." in World Congress of Biomechanics. (7 2014).

2013

  • Yang Wang and Manoj Srinivasan "Walking dynamics from walking steady state.." in Conference on Dynamic Walking. (6 2013).

2012

  • Long, L, Srinivasan, M "Realistic overground gait transitions: whether to walk, run or use a mixture." in Conference on Dynamic Walking. (5 2012).

2011

  • Wang, Y. and Srinivasan, M. "An improved method for inferring stability and other dynamical information from nearly periodic noisy human locomotion data.." in American Society of Biomechanics. (8 2011).

2010

  • Srinivasan, M "Simple observations on energy optimal bipedal gaits.." in Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Annual Meeting. (7 2010).

2009

  • Manoj Srinivasan "Optimal gaits in a simplified kneed robot.." in Conference on Dynamic Walking. (7 2009).

2007

  • Manoj Srinivasan "Energetics of walking and running using simple models.." in Conference on Dynamic Walking. (7 2007).

2006

  • Bertram, JEA, Ruina, A and Srinivasan, M "Collision costs in terrestrial gaits." in World Congress of Biomechanics. (8 2006).
  • Ruina, A, Srinivasan, M "A particle collision model for calculating the energetic cost of the step-to-step transition in human walking." in World Congress of Biomechanics. (8 2006).
  • Holmes, P, Srinivasan, M, Rogale, K and Kukillaya, R "On spring-mass models for running animals: Approximate solutions, natural frequencies, stability, and double stance phases." in James H. Belfer Memorial Symposium Nonlinear Mechanics. (6 2006).
  • Venkadesan, M, Srinivasan, M, Guckenheimer, J, Valero-Cuevas, FJ "The interplay of sensorimotor time-delays and noise in multisensory integration.." in World Congress of Biomechanics. (8 2006).
  • Srinivasan, M and Ruina, A "Why are passive dynamic robotics efficient? Or at least not wildly inefficient?." in World Congress of Biomechanics. (8 2006).

2005

  • Manoj Srinivasan "Energetics of legged locomotion: why is total metabolic cost proportional to the cost of stance work?." in 29th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. (8 2005).

2004

  • Srinivasan, M "Optimization in Biomechanics – Mechanics of throwing.." in SIAM Conference on the Life Sciences. (7 2004).

2003

  • Srinivasan, M, Dressel A, Bertram, J, Ruina A "Collisional Accounting of energy in horse galloping." in Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. (9 2003).

2002

  • Srinivasan, M. and Ruina, A. "A simple model predicts some of the coordination of throwing." in World Congress of Biomechanics. (8 2002).