Bert Tanner



Mechanical Engineering

University of Delaware


126 Academy Street

Mechanical Engineering

University of Delaware

Newark DE 19716

Office: Spencer Lab 228

          (302) 831 6888

Office hours:

Mondays 9:00-11:00 am

Spencer Lab Rm 302

Research Interests

Bert Tanner works in the general field of planning and control of robotic systems, with emphasis to multi-agent coordination.  Specific areas include hybrid dynamical systems, mobile manipulation, nonholonomic motion planning and control, and mobile sensor networks.


Bert Tanner earned his PhD in mechanical engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in Greece, in 2001.  He went on to the University of Pennsylvania, where he spent two years as a post-doctoral researcher.  From 2003 to 2005 he was  an assistant professor at the University of New Mexico. In 2008, he joined the department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Delaware.  He was awarded the NSF Career award in robotics in 2005, was elected a senior member of IEEE in 2008, and became an ASME fellow in 2018.  




Frontiers in Robotics & AI



Check and share our open-source robot designs:

- Flexlegs

- Spydar


- Omnipuck

Congraduations to Cong Wei for graduating and transitioning to a post-doc position at the University of Maryland

Congratulations to Indrajeet Yadav for earning his PhD!

Congratulations to Jie Fu for moving to the University of Florida