Congratulations to Dr. Max Shepherd on the successful defense of his dissertation! Max earned his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University, and has the honor of being the first doctoral student to graduate from the Neurobionics Lab. Well done, Max!
Check out this Michigan Robotics press release about the Open Source Leg!
Dr. Rouse, Dr. Levi Hargrove, and teams from Michigan Robotics and the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab executed an on-stage demo of the Open Source Leg (OSL) at the Amazon Re:Mars conference in Las Vegas, NV. A man named Terry, who has a transfemoral amputation, walked across the stage and climbed up and down stairs wearing the OSL controlled using Dr. Hargrove’s state-of-the-art intent recognition system. You can watch their talk and see the demo here.
Welcome to our newest lab member, Dr. Varun Joshi! Varun will be working as a postdoc co-advised by Dr. Rouse and Dr. Chandramouli Krishnan (department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation). Varun completed his PhD at Ohio State University under the direction of Professor Manoj Srinivasan.
Amanda Shorter is one of six finalists for the Student Paper Competition at the International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR), out of hundreds of submissions. She will present her paper titled, Ankle Mechanical Impedance During Walking in Chronic Stroke: Preliminary Results, in Toronto in June.
Ung Hee Lee was awarded the Best Poster Award from the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) workshop on robotic locomotion. His poster, titled, The Open Source Leg: Steps Toward Real-world Deployment of Bionics, was recognized from dozens of other poster presentations.
Congratulations to lab member Nikko Van Crey on receiving a 2019 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship award!
Neurobionics Lab director Dr. Elliott Rouse was awarded the prestigious NSF CAREER award. Read his abstract here.
PhD student Alejandro Azocar won 2nd place in the Student Paper Competition at the 40th Annual IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference in Honolulu, HI. His paper was selected from over 200 publications. Congratulations, Alejandro!
We are very excited to be joining the Michigan Mechanical Engineering and Michigan Robotics community!