M.Sc. Karna Potwar

Technische Universität München
Dynamic Human-Robot Interaction (Prof. Dongheui Lee)

Karlstraße 45
80333 München

Room: CCRL-II, 5007

Phone: +49(89) 289-26885
Office hours: Please send email in advance.

Short biography

Since Dec 2015 Ph.D. student, Institute of Automatic Control Engineering (LSR), Technische Universität München (TUM), Munich, Germany
2014-2015 Research Associate, Centre for Product Design & Manufacturing, Indian Institute of Science
2011-2013 M.Sc., Mechcanical Engineering, Purdue University
2007-2011 B.Tech., Mechanical & Energy Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology & University

Research Interests

  • Human Locomotion
  • Biomechanics
  • Sports Biomechanics

Ongoing projects



Journal articles

  1. Potwar, Karna, Jeffrey Ackerman, and Justin Seipel. "Design of Compliant Bamboo Poles for Carrying Loads." Journal of Mechanical Design 137.1 (2015): 011404.
  2. Ackerman, Jeffrey, Karna Potwar, and Justin Seipel. "Suspending Loads Decreases Load Stability but May Improve Locomotion Stability." Journal of Biomechanics (2016).


Peer-reviewed conference papers

  1. Potwar, Karna, Jeffrey Ackerman, and Justin Seipel. "Actuated Slip Model of Human Running With an Elastically-Suspended Load." ASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2013.