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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

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

Akshat Baveja, MS Student – Mechanical Engineering

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. Lynsey is currently working on terrain simulation for the HORC Lab's Variable Stiffness Treadmill with eventual use in improving a prosthetic ankle device.

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 pursuing 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.

Linda Fou, MS (2018) Mechanical Engineering


MS Thesis: Indicators of Anticipated Walking Surface Transitions for Powered Prosthetic Control

Thesis: Implementation of variable damping to gait rehabilitation technology


Junxin Wang

MS Student - Aerospace Engineering


Bio: Junxin Wang received his Bachelor's Degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in June 2017. He is currently pursuing his MS degree in Aerospace Engineering on control and robotics.

Enoch M. O'Neal

BSE Student - Mechanical Engineering


Bio: Enoch O'Neal is currently an undergraduate Mechanical Engineering student at Arizona State University. He will graduate with his BSE in May, 2020, and then he is planning to pursue his MS in Mechanical Engineering. Enoch is currently working on a Graphical User Interface (GUI) for the control of drone swarms.

Michael Drolet

BSE Student - Computer Systems Engineering


Bio: Michael Drolet is pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Systems Engineering and is anticipating graduation in May 2020. In the future, Michael is interested in creating robots that will assist people with everyday activities and chores. Michael plans on attending Graduate school to explore the area of bipedal robots.

Daniel Lee

BSE Student - Computer Systems Engineering


Bio: Daniel Lee is an undergraduate studying Mechanical Engineering at Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering at Arizona State University. He is working on the implementation of variable damping to the Variable Stiffness Treadmill. He plans on continuing to study robotics and human-robot interactions.

Alexander Fulginiti

BSE Student - Computer Systems Engineering


Bio: Alex Fulginiti is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University. He plans to continue his education into graduate school in hopes of orienting his career to design optimized rehabilitation devices.

Brandon Dubbs

BS Student - Mathematics


Bio: Brandon Dubbs is currently pursuing his BS in Mathematics, and is considering graduate school for either Computer Science or Statistics. Brandon also served 6 years in the Air Force prior to his education, and was stationed at Luke AFB, AZ. He has great interest in robotics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and how any of those can have a positive impact on humanity.

Bradley Hobbs

Ph.D. Student - Mechanical Engineering


Bio: Bradley Hobbs received his B.S. in Mechatronics Engineering from Middle Tennessee State University. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering focused on rehabilitation robotics. His research, supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) is on the development of a dynamic model and control of hemiparetic gait found in stroke patients for robotic assisted gait rehabilitation.

Chien-Wen Pan

Ph.D. Student - Mechanical Engineering


Bio: Chien-Wen received his B.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering from National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan.  After he graduated, he served in R.O.C. Air Force for a year as a citizen duty.  In 2016, he went to University of Michigan and got his Master degree in Robotics.  At Michigan, he worked for Prof. E.J. Rouse in Neurobionics Lab, characterized a brushless actuator for a bionics leg.  He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering on  Control of a smart powered ankle-foot prosthesis that supports increased mobility for real-life activities.

Harsh Lal

MS Student - Mechanical Engineering


Bio: Harsh Lal received his Bachelor's degree in Mechatronics Engineering from Manipal University, India in July 2016. He is currently pursuing his Master's in the Control of Multi-quadrotors at ASU and will be graduating in May 2018.

Ruby Obeng

MS Student - Biomedical Engineering


Bio: Ruby Obeng is a Mastercard Foundation Scholar enrolled in an International Accelerated Degree Program at Arizona State University. She is currently pursuing an MS in biomedical engineering. Ruby’s present research aims at investigating the mechanisms involved in human transitions across varying surfaces and to identify potential indicators of expected changes that can be applied to the control of powered ankle prosthetics to reduce falls and improve stability of amputees.