Spring 2021

ASU Neuromuscular Control and Human Robotics Laboratory (ASU Neurorobotics Lab)

About the Lab

Our research focuses on human neuromuscular 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

June 2022 - Our paper titled "Multi-DoF Soft Robotic Ankle-Foot Orthosis (SR-AFO) for Gait Assistance and Variable Ankle Support" has been accepted for publication in Wearable Technologies. NEW!

April 2022 - Our paper titled "Deep Learning: Predicting Environments from Short-time Observations of Postural Balance" has been accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering (TBME). NEW!

April 2022 - Our paper titled "Influence of Task Complexity on Movement Planning and Release after Stroke: Insights from StartReact" has been accepted for publication in Experimental Brain Research (EBR). NEW!

March 2022 - Our paper titled "Entrainment during Human Locomotion Using a Lightweight Soft Robotic Hip Exosuit (SR-HExo)" has been accepted for publication in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L). NEW!

February 2022 - Hyunglae Lee gives an invited talk at the Department of Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series at the George Washington University. NEW!

February 2022 - Two papers have been accepted for the presentation at IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2022) that will take place in Philadelphia in May 2022 . NEW!

February 2022 - Hyunglae Lee serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE/RSJ International Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2022).

January 2022 - Our paper titled "User-adaptive variable damping control using Bayesian optimization to enhance physical human-robot interaction" has been accepted for publication in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L).

December 2021 - Congratulations to William Noll for being selected to receive the Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative (FURI) Award and Evan Carlson and Kevin Abishek for being selected to receive the Master's Opportunity for Research in Engineering (MORE) Award for Spring 2022.

November 2021 - Hyunglae Lee will serve as an Associate Vice President - Conference Publications for IEEE Robotics & Automation Society (RAS).

August 2021 - Hyunglae Lee serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2022), which will be held in Philadelphia, USA between May 23 - 27, 2022.

July 2021 - Hyunglae Lee won the New Investigator Award from Arizona Department of Health Services.

June 2021 - One paper has been accepted for the presentation at IEEE/RSJ International Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2021) that will take place in Prague, Czech Republic (Virtual) in September 2021.

June 2021 - Hyunglae Lee received the 2021 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Prize Paper Award (2nd place)!

May 2021 - Hyunglae Lee got tenured and promoted to Associate Professor!

May 2021 - Hyunglae Lee receives The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Top 5% Teaching Award!

May 2021 - The team SR-HExo (Lily Baye-Wallace, Carly Thalman,and Hyunglae Lee) was selected as the 2nd place Winner of the Innovation Challenge in Wearable Robotics Association Conference (WearRAcon 2021). BIG CONGRATULATIONS!

May 2020 - Lauren receives the Outstanding Honors Thesis Award! Congratulations!

May 2021 - Five abstracts have been accepted for the presentation at The 45th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB 2021) that will take place in Atlanta (virtual) in August 2020.

April 2021 - Carly Thalman (PhD), James Arnold (MSE), Emily Tanner (MSE), and Lauren Berrett (BSE) are graduating this semester. Big congratulations on all your achievements and best luck in your future career!!!

April 2021 - Our paper (in collaboration with Drs. Richmond (University of Florida), Fling (Colorado State University), and Peterson (ASU)) titled "The assessment of center of mass and center of pressure during quiet stance: current applications and future directions" has been accepted for publication in Journal of Biomechanics.

March 2021 - Four papers have been accepted for the presentation at IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2021) that will take place in Xi'an (with the Virtual option), China in May 2021 .

February 2021 - Our paper titled "Variable Impedance Control for pHRI: Impact on Stability, Agility, and Human Effort in Controlling a Wearable Ankle Robot" has been accepted for publication in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L).

February 2021 - Our paper titled “Entrainment during Human Locomotion Using a Soft Wearable Ankle Robot" has been accepted for publication in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L).

January 2021 - Congratulations to Lauren Berrett and Matthew Auer for being selected to receive the Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative (FURI) Award and Vu Phan and Emily Tanner for being selected to receive the Master's Opportunity for Research in Engineering (MORE) Award for Spring 2021.

January 2021 - Our paper titled “Optimizing the Rigid or Compliant Behavior of a Novel Parallel-Actuated Architecture for Exoskeleton Robot Applications" has been accepted for publication in Frontiers in Robotics and AI.

December 2020 - Two new US Patents have been granted.

November 2020 - Hyunglae Lee serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2021), which will be held in Xi'an, China between May 30 - June 5.

November 2020 - Hyunglae Lee gives an invited talk at the workshop "Robot-aided Neuromechanics: Using Robotics to Study Sensorimotor Function and Impairment" at IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob 2020). NEW!

October 2020 - Hyunglae Lee gives an invited talk at the workshop "Learning impedance modulation for physical interaction: Insights from humans and advances in robotics" at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2020).

September 2020 - Two extended abstracts have been accepted for the presentation at The 5th International Conference on Neurorehabilitation (ICNR 2020)!

August 2020 - James was awarded the ASU Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Graduate Fellowship. Omik was selected as a recipient of the ASU Graduate College Graduate Research and Support Program (GRSP). Congratulations!

June 2020 - Hyunglae Lee gives an invited talk at the workshop "Advances in Lower Limb Prostheses for Agile and Dynamic Walking" at IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2020).

June 2020 - Two papers have been accepted for the presentation at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2020) that will take place in Las Vegas in October 2020.

June 2020 - Congratulations to Jason Zhang and Matthew Auer for being selected to receive the Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative (FURI) Award and James Arnold, Vu Phan, and Joshua Russell for being selected to receive the Master's Opportunity for Research in Engineering (MORE) Award for Summer/Fall 2020.

May 2020 - Two abstracts have been accepted for the presentation at The 44th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB 2020) that will take place in Atlanta in August 2020.

May 2020 - Clayton receives the Moeur Award for academic achievement! Congratulations!

May 2020 - Marielle receives the Outstanding TA Award! Congratulations!

May 2020 - Tiffany receives the Outstanding Honors Thesis Award! Congratulations!

May 2020 - Congratulations to all spring graduates! Varun (PhD), Trudy (MS), Eric (MS), Marielle (MS), Clayton (BS), Tiffany (BS), and Stan (BS).

May 2020 - Varun has successfully defended his PhD thesis! Congratulations Dr. Nalam!

April 2020 - James was awarded the Harold & Lucielle Dunn Memorial Engineering Scholarship! Congratulations!

April 2020 - The team SR-AFO (Marielle Debeurre, Carly Thalman, Tiffnay Hertzell, and Hyunglae Lee) was selected as the Winner of the Innovation Challenge in Wearable Robotics Association Conference (WearRAcon Virtual). BIG CONGRATULATIONS!

March 2020 - Hyunglae Lee receives The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Top 5% Teaching Award at Arizona State University!

February 2020 - Connor Phillips has been awarded a KEEN Student Grant. Congratulations!

January 2020 - Two papers have been accepted for the presentation at IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2020) that will take place in Paris, France in May 2020.

January 2020 - One paper has been accepted for the presentation at IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft 2020) that will take place at Yale University in April 2020.