Professor Steve Collins will be presenting as part of the mechanical engineering seminar series.
Fri, November 9, 2012, 3:00 pm - Fri, November 9, 2012, 4:00 pm
Speaker: Professor Steve Collins, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
He will speak broadly about his group's current efforts to develop wearable robots that improve human mobility, in particular for individuals whose strength and coordination have been affected by amputation, stroke, cerebral palsy, or aging. He believes that with appropriate mechanical assistance, for instance in the form of robotic prostheses and exoskeletons, we can not only restore function, but enhance performance beyond typical human limits.
You can check out his robotics and biomechanics research on these topics at his website: http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/shc17/ (movies at the bottom of the page).
Professor Steve Collins received an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University. He received a masters and a PhD, also in Mechanical Engineering, from the University of Michigan. He is now an assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon. He has published on topics related to robotics, biomechanics, and rehabilitation in journals such as Science, International Journal of Robotics Research, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, etc. His research has been featured widely in the popular press, for instance, in the New Scientist, Scientific American, the Telegraph, the Guardian, the New York Times, and the BBC.
Hosted by Professor Manoj Srinivasan