Mike Hagenow

Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Office: 31-219M


I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT and part of the Interactive Robotics Group (IRG). My research is funded by the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Engineering Excellence (PFPFEE). My research generally involves human-robot teaming, including how we can teach robots new skills in human-centered ways and how we can facilitate effective real-time interactions between skilled workers and robots jointly completing complex tasks. In my work, I develop/employ techniques from shared control/autonomy, learning from demonstration, and human-centered design and have previously collaborated with Boeing and NASA to develop teaming solutions for aerospace manufacturing and space applications.

Previously, I completed my PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin—Madison, where I worked closely with Mike Zinn and Bilge Mutlu. I received my bachelor’s degree from Tufts University. Outside of the lab, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Rachel, and animals (Olive/Milo). I also play a lot of disc sports (ultimate frisbee/disc golf), make lots of espresso drinks, and play the ukulele.