Mechanical Engineering Department
I am currently collaboration with the following research groups and UM faculty:
- Prof. Noel Perkins Lab
- Kellogg Eye Center
- Chicago Zoological Society
- Orthotics & Prosthetics Center
- The Barton Research Group
- Prof. Mark Moldwin Magnetic Lab
- Mobility Research Center
- Peter Gabriel Adamczyk at the University of Wisconsin Madison
- The S. M. Wu Manufacturing Research Center
- Hoelzle Research Lab at the University of Notre Dame
- Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
- The Human Biomechanics and Control Lab
- Mobile Robotics Laboratory: I started my career at the University of Michigan working under the supervision of Dr. Johann Borenstein (13 years). This work was decisive as I had the opportunity to learn and gain experience in the fields of sensors (inertial), data fusion and robotics.
My main interest is in the field of sensor data fusion, inertial sensors, localization, and motion tracking; with focus on robotics and biomechanics applications. I have been involved in several research projects developing localization and mapping systems for diverse mobile robot platforms since 1998, and self-contained indoor personal localization since 2003. An important use of this technology is the field gait analysis for medical applications. I have also been involved in the development of tracking algorithms for marine mammals (bottlenose dolphin).
A list of my publications, articles and patents can be found here.
In my spare time I enjoy playing with robots made with LEGO parts. I maintain a website where I describe how to do this.