Expert in Machine Design, Automation, Intellectual Property, Product Liability, Robotics, Product Design, Cont
Expert has extensive knowledge of the control of mechanical and manufacturing processes. His areas of expertise are multivariable control, nonlinear control, and process control. He has developed various control algorithms for robotic systems. He has taught several graduate and undergraduate courses on various topics in control theory and application.
Expert's substantial experience in robotics includes robot kinematics, robot dynamics and control, telerobotic systems, vibrations, motor design, sensor design, force control, and trajectory control. He has designed and built several direct-drive/non-direct-drive multi-degree-of-freedom hydraulic/electric robotic systems under various federal contracts. He has also designed and built several exoskeletons. These are robotic systems worn by humans to increase human mechanical ability. In such a device, the human intellect serves as the central control for manipulating the exoskeleton. Expert holds several U.S. patents on his robotics designs.
Expert has developed several control algorithms which prevent human induced instability in exoskeletons, hand controllers, and telerobotic systems. He has conducted projects under NASA contracts on human-machine interaction issues related to telerobotic systems.
Expert has designed and built active exercise machines which may be programmed to give the human arm a sensation of the forces associated with various arbitrary maneuvers. For example, these machines can give the human the sensation that he/she is maneuvering a mass or pushing onto a spring or a damper. Generally, the machines may be programmed for any trajectory-dependent force.
Expert has considerable knowledge of automated robotic deburring and grinding. He has developed two robotic deburring cells which deburr the part edges automatically. He has designed and built several passive and active end-effectors for robotic metal removal processes. He currently is designing a robotic deburring cell for Samsung, Inc.
Expert has had broad experience in the dynamics, control, and design of valves and various hydraulic rotary and linear actuators. He has designed and built several hydraulic robotic systems and has conducted several projects on system identification and control of hydraulic actuation systems. His latest work on hydraulics has resulted in a six-degree-of-freedom hydraulic robotic system. He has taught a course in hydraulic design and control.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California - San Francisco, California - Sacramento, California - Oakland, California - Stockton, California - Fremont, California - Modesto, California - Salinas, California - Santa Rosa, California - Hayward, California
|Year: 1985||Degree: PhD||Subject: Mechanical Engineering||Institution: MIT|
|Year: 1982||Degree: MS||Subject: Mechanical Engineering||Institution: MIT|
|Year: 1980||Degree: MSME||Subject: Mechanical Engineering||Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison|
|Years: 1991 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Professor||Department: Mechanical Engineering||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1985 to 1991||Employer: University of Minnesota||Title: Professor||Department: Mechanical Engineering||Responsibilities: Associate Professor, 1989-91; Assistant Professor; 1985-89.|
|Awards / Recognition|
|Outstanding ASME Investigator Award, O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award, and guest speaker at various locations.|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|He has 14 patents and 160 publications to date.|
|Persian and Turkish|