Hi, my name is Maegan Tucker. I’m currently a PhD candidate at Caltech, under the advisement of Dr. Aaron Ames. My research is centered around achieving stable and user-preferred locomotion on robotic assistive devices using formal methods from both nonlinear control theory and machine learning. My research has been supported by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and the Caltech RoAMS initiatiative.
Aside from my research, I am deeply passionate about furthering DEI efforts within the robotics community. Towards this I am involved in several Caltech DEI efforts such as Future Ignited, Freshman Summer Research Institute (FSRI), and Rise Tutoring. If you are interested in discussing either my research or wish to become involved in DEI initiatives, please reach out at
Click the button below for more information on the various projects I have attempted/completed. These range from class projects to professional endeavors to fun side projects.