Welcome to ASU Neuromuscular Control and Human Robotics Laboratory!


Spring 2017                        
About the Lab

Our research focuses on human motor control, physical human-robot interaction, and robot-aided neurorehabilitation
The main goals of our research are to:
  • identify mechanisms underlying human neuromuscular control;
  • innovate physical human-robot interaction by incorporating key principles in human motor control into robotics;
  • advance robot-aided neurorehabilitation for patients with sensory-motor impairment.
This research draws upon diverse disciplines, including system dynamics and controls, robotics, mechanical design, biomechanics, and neuroscience. The lab is under the direction of Dr. Hyunglae Lee, and is part of the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport, and Energy (SEMTE) at ASU.


News

August 2017 - Congratulations to Harrison Hanzlick for winning ASU/NASA Space Grant! NEW!

August 2017Congratulations to Dhruv Patel for being selected to receive the Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative (FURI) Award for Fall 2017. NEW!

July 2017 - Hyunglae gives an invited talk at Pohang University of Science and Technology (Postech) in Pohang, South Korea. NEW!

July 2017 - Three abstracts have been accepted for the presentation at the 2017 BMES Annual Meeting in Phoenix (October 11-14). NEW!

May 2017 - Hyunglae serves as an associate editor for DSCC 2017 - ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference. NEW!

April 2017 - Two papers have been accepted for the presentation at the 39th International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC 2017) that will take place in South Korea in July 2017. 

March 2017 - Hyunglae serves as an associate editor for ICORR 2017 - IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics. 

February 2017 - On Feb 25 (Sat), we open our doors during ASU Night of the Open Door. We will showcase our physically interactive robots! (https://opendoor.asu.edu/tempe/robotics-human-movement-science)

February 2017 - Hyunglae gives an invited talk at ASU 5th Rehabilitation Robotics Workshop with a title "Development of a novel multi-axis robotic platform for the characterization of ankle neuromechanics"He also gives an invited talk at Vietnam Education Foundation Conference with a title "Understanding human motor control for the advancement of human-interactive robots." 

January 2017 - Two papers have been accepted for the presentation at IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2017) that will take place in Singapore in May 2017. 

December 2016 - Our workshop proposal at IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2017), "Workshop on the Mechanics of Human Locomotion and the Development of Wearable Robotic Systems" has been accepted. This workshop is organized by Elliott Rouse (Northwestern Univ./RIC), Hyunglae Lee (ASU), Heike Vallery (TU Delft), and Panagiotis Artemiadis (ASU). Please check the following link for details: http://icra2017.smpp.northwestern.edu/ 

December 2016 - ASU 5th Rehabilitation Robotics Workshop (http://events.engineering.asu.edu/rehabrobotics/agenda/) will be held at ASU Memorial Union on February 6-7. Hyunglae serves as a committee co-chair.

November 2016 - Congratulations to Andy Cook, Harrison Hanzlick, and Rylie Lodes for being selected to receive the Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative (FURI) Award for Spring 2017. 

October 2016 - Two papers are presented at ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC 2016) in Minneapolis (Oct 12-14). 

October 2016 - Our work in collaboration with Dr. Kim at CBU will be presented at 2016 BMES Annual Meeting in Minneapolis (Oct 5-8). The title of presentation is "The effect of visual distortion on human gait parameters." 

September 2016 - The paper entitled "A novel shoulder exoskeleton robot using parallel actuation and a passive slip interface" has been accepted for the publication in ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics

August 2016 - The paper entitled "Summary of human ankle mechanical impedance during walking" has been accepted for the publication in IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine

June 2016 - Two papers have been accepted for the presentation at ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC 2016) that will take place in Minneapolis, USA, from 12 to 14 October, 2016. 

May 2016 - Hyunglae attends ICRA 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden to present his work entitled "Essential considerations for design and control of human-interactive robots." Please check the following link for presentation schedule: https://ras.papercept.net/conferences/conferences/ICRA16/program/ICRA16_ContentListWeb_3.html.

May 2016 - Jiyao Hu (MSE student in BME) and Jessica Trevino (MSE student in BMEhave joined our group. Welcome! 

April 2016 - On April 29, Gabrielle will present her research entitled "The effect of visual distortion on human gait parameters" at the 22nd Annual ASU SBHSE Symposium. 

April 2016 - On April 8, we have an open laboratory as a part of National Robotics Week event at ASU. 

April 2016 - Congratulations to Andy Cook, Harrison Hanzlick, Hunter Murphy, and Robel Yoseph for being selected to receive the Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative (FURI) Award. 

March 2016 - Hyunglae serves as an associate editor for BioRob 2016 - IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics. 

March 2016 - The paper entitled "Energetic Passivity of the Human Ankle" has been accepted for the publication in IEEE Trans. Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering. 

March 2016 - Hunter Murphy (BSE student in ME) has joined our group. Welcome! 

February 2016 - ASU 4th Rehabilitation Robotics Workshop (http://events.engineering.asu.edu/rehabrobotics/agenda/) is held at ASU Memorial Union on February 8-9, followed by WearRACon Workshop (http://www.wearablerobotics.com/program/) in Phoenix on Feb 10-12. Hyunglae serves as a committee co-chair for ASU Rehabilitation Robotics Workshop and gives a brief talk with the title "Introduction to the Neuromuscular Control and Human Robotics Laboratory". 

Justin presents his research entitled "Development of a Novel Parallel Manipulator Using Modular Motion Coupling and its Implementation in an Exoskeleton Shoulder Device" in both workshops.

January 2016 - Hyunglae gives a talk at Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI) with the title "Quantitative Characterization of Human Mechanical Impedance".

January 2016 - The paper entitled "Essential Considerations for Design and Control of Interactive Robots" has been accepted for the presentation at IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2016).

December 2015 - Justin Hunt (PhD student in ME) and Pranathi Chunduru (MSE student in BME) have joined our group. Welcome!

November 2015 - Gabrielle Maestas (MSE student in BME), Harrison Hanzlick (BSE student in ME), and Andrew Cook (BSE student in ME) have joined our group. Welcome!                          

November 2015 - Please check the agenda for 4th ASU Rehabilitation Robotics Workshop in the following link:               
                             http://events.engineering.asu.edu/rehabrobotics/

October 2015 - Hyunglae attends Neuroscience 2015 in Chicago to present his work entitled "Influence of task complexit on brainstem contributions to motor execution after stroke."

September 2015 - Welcome to Tejas Patil (MSE student in ME) and Robel Yoseph (BSE student in ME), who have joined our group.

September 2015 - Hyunglae serves as an associate editor for ICRA 2016 - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation.

August 2015 - Welcome to Varun Nalam, who has joined the group as a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering.

August 2015 - Hyunglae gives invited talks at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), and Kookmin University in Seoul, South Korea.

August 2015 - A website of the Neuromuscular Control and Human Robotics Laboratory opened!

                                                                                      
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