Georgia Tech

Graduate and Postdoc (GaP) Seminar Series

Event Details

Date/Time:

  • Wednesday, October 17, 2012 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering & Bioscience, Rm. 1128
Phone: (404) 894-6228
Email: manu.platt@bme.gatech.edu

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Manu Platt, PhD

Jeffrey Bingham - Advisor, Lena Ting, PhD

"Stability Radius as a Method to Identify Neural Feedback Parameters to Stabilize Biomechanics"

My goal is to determine common neural feedback mechanisms that robustly control motor behavior across a variety of biomechanical contexts. I introduce the basic technique of using stability radius to compare the stability of neuromechanical systems with an example from postural control of frontal plane balance across a variety of biomechanical contexts.

Phillip Grice - Advisor, Charles Kemp, PhD

"Robots for Humanity: Developing Assistive Mobile Manipulation
"

Assistive mobile manipulators may allow persons with severe motor impairments to independently perform self-care tasks. Enabling this is the goal of the Robots for Humanity Project. By working closely with Henry Evans, quadriplegic as the result of a brainstem stroke, we have enabled Henry to use a general-purpose mobile manipulator to shave his face with an electric razor in his own home, addressing numerous challenges along the way.


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