Nilanjan Sarkar is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering (primary) and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (secondary) at Vanderbilt University. He received his Ph.D. from the GRASP Lab at the University of Pennsylvania. He directs the Robotics and Autonomous Systems Lab and co-directs the Autos Lab at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Sarkar’s research interests are in dynamics, controls, robotics and human-robot and human-machine interactions. He is a Fellow of the ASME.