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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Johnathan Czernik

Undergraduate Student, MIE
Undergraduate Researcher, Human Robot Systems Lab
Alumni Undergraduate Student


Johnny was an undergraduate student in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at University of Massachusetts Amherst and a member of the Human Robot Systems Laboratory (HRSL). For his honors thesis, he designed and evaluated a fluid delivery mechanism for robot to maintain circadian rhythms in tissue cultures as part of a collaboration with the Kearney Lab in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. For his senior design project, he worked in a team to develop the UMass inHand gripper, which is a tool designed to be used with a single human hand to train the robot’s arm to perform grasping tasks with greater human-like movement.

He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2023.

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