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HORC Lab

School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy

Human-Oriented Robotics and Control Lab

Panagiotis (Panos) Artemiadis, Ph.D.

Director

Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, ASU


Bio: Panagiotis Artemiadis received the Diploma and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) Greece, in 2003 and 2009 respectively. From 2009 to 2011 he was a postdoctoral research associate with the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, at the Newman Laboratory for Biomechanics and Human Rehabilitation. He joined ASU as Assistant Professor in August 2011. He is the recipient of the 2014 DARPA Young Faculty Award and 2014 AFOSR Young Investigator Award.


Personal Website: http://www.public.asu.edu/~partemia

Curriculum Vitae: CV

Principal Investigator

Chuong Hoang Nguyen, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Mechanical Engineering


Bio: Chuong Nguyen received his Bachelor’s Degree from the Honor program, Mechanical Engineering (ME) Department of Ho Chi Minh University of Technology, Vietnam in May 2008. He started his graduate study at Virginia Tech, ME department in August 2010. At Virginia Tech, he received his Master of Science in 2012 with the Mechatronics Lab, ME department and his Ph.D. with the Center of Dynamic Systems Modeling and Control Lab (DySMaC), ME department in 2016.

Awards: VEF fellowship in 2012, Hord Fellowship in 2014

Matthew Askins

Ph.D. Student - Mechanical Engineering


Bio: Matthew Askins received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering from Arizona State University in May 2017. His PhD research is focused on the development of a smart powered ankle-foot prosthesis. He hopes to help improve the mobility of lower limb amputees in everyday activities.

Current Lab Members

Andrew Barkan, BS with Honors (2015), MS (2016) Mechanical Engineering


Honors: Outstanding Graduate in Mechanical Engineering (2015), Outstanding Thesis Award in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (2015), Moeur Award (2015), ASU Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative Award (S’13, Sum’13, F’13, S’14, F’14, S’15, Travel Grant ‘14), 2016 NSF Graduate Student Fellowship

Thesis: Honors Thesis: Variable Stiffness Treadmill (VST): design, development, and implementation of a novel tool for the investigation of human gait. MS Thesis: A wearable pneumatic device for investigating ankle inversion and eversion in human gait


George Konstantinos Karavas, MS (2017) Mechanical Engineering


Thesis: Brain Computer Interfaces for the Control of Robotic Swarms

Alumni

Daniel Larsson, MS (2016) Aerospace Engineering


Honors: Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (2015), Finalist, Outstanding Graduate in Aerospace Engineering (2014).  

Thesis: Dynamics, modeling, simulation and control of mid-flight coupling of quadrotors


Mark Ison, PhD (2015) Mechanical Engineering


Honors: Outstanding Graduate Student Award in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering PhD program in ASU for AY 2014-2015, Outstanding Dissertation in ASU for AY 2014-2015

Thesis: On Enhancing Myoelectric Interfaces by Exploiting Motor Learning and Flexible Muscle Synergies


Alison Gibson, BS (2015) Mechanical Engineering


Honors: Outstanding Graduate Award in Aerospace Engineering (2015) ,Overall SEMTE Outstanding Graduate Award 2015, 2015 NSF Graduate Student Fellowship


Elena Whitton, BS with Honors (2015) Mechanical Engineering


Thesis: Human Perception of Swarm Behavior


Yuting Wang, MS (2013) Mechanical Engineering


Thesis: Closed-form Inverse Kinematic Solution for Anthropomorphic Motion in Redundant Robot Arms


Harshil Patel, MS (2013) Mechanical Engineering


Thesis: Control of 3D Human Arm Impedance


Chris Antuvan, MS (2013) Mechanical Engineering


Thesis: EMG-based Robot Control Interfaces: Beyond Decoding


Vincent Bevilacqua, BS with Honors (2013) Mechanical Engineering


Thesis: An investigation of human error correction in anthropomorphic robotic armatures


Eric Yanez, BS with Honors (2013) Mechanical Engineering


Thesis: The development of a submersible magneto-coupled robot arm


Jennifer Megan Mincieli, BS with Honors (2013) Mechanical Engineering


Thesis: Bio-inspired control for robot hand catching and grasping


Dillon Card, BS with Honors (2013) Mechanical Engineering


Thesis: Bio-inspired control for robot hand catching and grasping

Sebastian Klype, BSE Student – Mechanical Engineering

Tyler McDaniel, BSE Student – Mechanical Engineering

Adrian Ion, BSE Student – Mechanical Engineering

Ryian Hunter, BSE Student – Aerospace Engineering

Ryan Frost, MSE Student - Mechanical Engineering

Michael Heeb, BSE Student – Mechanical Engineering

Jeremy Johnson, BSE Student – Mechanical Engineering

Xavier Vargas, BSE Student – Mechanical Engineering

Stephen Warren, BSE Student – Mechanical Engineering

William Lee, BSE Student – Mechanical Engineering

Taylor Cerchie, BSE Student – Mechanical Engineering

Brad Shoemaker, BSE Student – Mechanical Engineering

Jonathon Houda, BSE Student – Mechanical Engineering


Gerald O'Neill II, BS with Honors (2013) Mechanical Engineering


Thesis: A study of 3D human arm impedance towards the development of an EMG-controlled exoskeleton


Jeffrey Skidmore, PhD (2017) Mechanical Engineering


Honors: Harold and Lucille Dunn Memorial Scholarship, Golden Key Research Grant - Spring Selection, 2015 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship - Honorable Mention, ARCS Scholar Award 2015-2016, 2016-2017, Outstanding Graduate Student Award in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering PhD program in ASU for AY 2016-2017

Thesis: On the Effect of Walking Surface Stiffness on Inter-leg Coordination during Human Walking: a Unique Perspective to Robot-assisted Gait Rehabilitation


Shreya Udupa, BS with Honors (2017) Mechanical Engineering


Thesis: Robotic 3D Mapping for Virtual Reality Implementation


Lynsey Lehmann

BSE Student - Mechanical Engineering


Bio: Lynsey Lehmann is an undergraduate studying Mechanical Engineering at Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering at Arizona State University. She plans on attending graduate school after completing her Bachelor's degree in May 2020.

Christopher Wiedeman

BSE Student -- Biomedical Engineering


Bio: Christopher Wiedeman is pursuing a MS Degree in Biomedical Engineering.

Michael Sanchez

BSE Student -- Mechanical Engineering


Bio: Michael Sanchez is an Honors undergraduate student studying Mechanical Engineering at Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering at Arizona State University. His future plans involve him attending graduate school after his Bachelor's completion in May 2019.

Bryan Whitsell, PhD (2017) Mechanical Engineering


Thesis: Human-Robot Interaction Utilizing Asymmetric Cooperation and the Brain


Matthew Cavorsi

Ph.D. Student - Mechanical Engineering


Bio: Matthew Cavorsi received his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 2017. He is currently puruing a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering on the development of control algorithms for collective sensing and distributed sensor networks.

Emiliano José Quiñones Yumbla

Ph.D. Student - Mechanical Engineering


Bio: Emiliano Quiñones Yumbla received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez in May 2017. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering on the development of robust control algorithms for biped robots.

Akshat Baveja

MS Student - Mechanical Engineering


Bio: Akshat Baveja received his Bachelor’s Degree from IIT Kharagpur, India in 2015. He is currently pursuing his masters degree in Mechanical Engineering in ASU with a focus on control systems.

Amy Liu

BSE Student -- Aerospace Engineering


Bio: Amy Liu is an undergraduate student at Barrett, The Honors College studying aerospace engineering and astrophysics. She hopes to attain her Ph.D. after graduating in May of 2020.

Mani Kandan

BSE Student -- Computer Engineering


Bio: Mani Kandan is an undergraduate Barrett honors student studying Computer Science at the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering at Arizona State University. He plans on attending graduate school after completing his Bachelor's degree in May 2021.

Linda Fou

MS Student - Mechanical Engineering


Bio: Linda received her Bachelor's degree with Honors in Mechanical Engineering from ASU in May 2017. She is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering.