Michael Twardowski

Michael Twardowski

Research Engineer

Altec, Inc.
PhD Student - Robotics Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Michael Twardowski is a PhD student in the Robotics Engineering Program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), and a De Luca Foundation Research Fellow. He obtained a BS in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island in 2016, an MS in Robotics Engineering from WPI in 2018.

As part of his doctoral research he works on a team developing a neural interface system, Motor Unit Drive (MU Drive), for real-time prosthetic control, and collaborates with the Human-Inspired Robotics (HiRo) lab at WPI.

Prior to joining Altec in 2015, Michael served in the Navy for 10 years, during which time he has deployed for 2 combat tours in direct support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with the United States Marine Corps.

He currently serves as a Chief Hospital Corpsman in the Navy Reserve where he continues to develop the future leaders of Navy Medicine and the Marine Corps team.


Research Interests
  • human-machine interfaces
  • assistive robotics
  • biomechanics

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