Udayan Umapathi is an engineer and designer from Bangalore, India. He is currently pursuing his M.S. with Prof. Hiroshi Ishii at the Tangible Media Group, MIT Media Lab. Currently his work focusses on Programmable matter and Modular Robots with focus being on creating meaningful human experiences.
In the past he has invented fabrication machines for creative expression and new methods for making physical things.
Before Media Lab, Udayan founded a silicon valley company that focusses on making low-tech tools for digital fabrication. He has also worked at other research labs such as The HCI Lab at Hasso-Plattner Institute, Germany and Pivot Lab at Purdue University, United States. His work has been showcased at international venues such as ACM UIST, ACM CHI and exhibited at various art galleries.
If Udayan is not making something at a lab, he is climbing a mountain, flying planes or rolling on his robotic skateboards.