CHARM LAB Main/Past Lab Meetings

Past Lab Meetings

Winter Quarter 2017

Date Presenter Title Location Time
Friday, Jan. 13 Allison Okamura Winter kickoff, rotation projects 550-126 11am-12pm
Friday, Jan. 20 No meeting - - -
Friday, Jan. 27 Julie Walker
Allison Okamura
Research Update
Report on Davos
550-126 11am-12pm
Friday, Feb. 3 No meeting (Visit to NASA Ames) - -
Friday, Feb. 10 Sean Sketch
Margaret Koehler
Research Update (or surprise!)
Research Update
550-126 11am-12pm
Friday, Feb. 17 No meeting - - -
Friday, Feb. 24 Nathan Usevitch Research Update 550-126 10:30-11am (Note change!)
Friday, Mar. 3 No meeting - - -
Friday, Mar. 10 Nima's awesome
research talk
Research Update 550-126 11am-12pm
Friday, Mar. 17 Cara Welker
Rotators
Research Update
Rotator summaries
550-126 11am-12pm

Autumn Quarter 2016

Date Presenter Title Location Time
Friday, Sept. 30 Allison Okamura
Laura Blumenschein
Autumn kickoff, rotation projects
MS research presentation
CDR (Bldg. 560) 1st floor 1:30-2:30 pm
Friday, Oct. 7 Tania Morimoto Lab equipment & materials tour MERL 126 1:45 pm
Friday, Oct. 14 Giada Gerboni Novel actuation strategies for flexible and modular multi-DOF instruments for minimally invasive surgery (PhD work at SSSA) CDR (Bldg. 560) 1st floor 1:45-2:45 pm
Friday, Oct. 21 Yu Sun On-going projects in Robot Perception and Action Lab (RPAL) @ University of South Florida CDR (Bldg. 560) 1st floor 1:45-2:45 pm
Friday, Oct. 28 Yasuhisa (Yasu) Kamikawa Research and product development at Sony CDR (Bldg. 560) 1st floor 1:45-2:45 pm
Friday, Nov. 4 No meeting Allison @ Dept. retreat - -
Friday, Nov. 11 No meeting Intuitive Surgical tour for Medical Robotics students - -
Friday, Nov. 18 No meeting Bay Area Robotics Symposium @ Stanford - -
Friday, Nov. 25 No meeting Thanksgiving Holiday - -
Friday, Dec. 2 Patrick Slade
Yuhang Che
Prosthetics and haptics (UG work at Illinois)
Research Update
CDR (Bldg. 560) 1st floor 1:45-2:45 pm
Friday, Dec. 9 Rotators Autumn quarter research summaries CDR (Bldg. 560) 1st floor 1:45-2:45 pm

Spring Quarter 2016

Date Presenter Title Location Time
Tues. April 5 Giada Gerboni
Joey Greer
Needle steering brainstorm CHARM Lab (MERL 126) 11:00 AM
Tues. April 26 Yuhang Che Brainstorming CHARM Lab (MERL 126) 11:00 AM
Thurs. May 5 Masashi Nakatani from Keio University Visiting speaker Building 550 Room 126 11:00 AM

Winter Quarter 2016

Date Presenter Title Location Time
Fri. January 8 No Lab Meeting
Fri. January 15 No Lab Meeting
Fri. January 22 Elliot Hawkes Growing Robots 550-126 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fri. January 29 Jee-Hwan Ryu Stable Haptic Interaction: How Stiff Can We Display? (Prof. Ryu is a Visiting Professor from KOREATECH who will be here one year starting January 2016) 550-126 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fri. February 5 No Lab Meeting - CHARM's Design Group Happy Hour in the evening instead Back patio of MERL, between MERL and Santa Teresa St. 4:00 pm
Fri. February 12 No Lab Meeting
Fri. February 19 Jake Suchoski, Allison Okamura Research update, Watch and discuss Uri Alon's TEDx talk 550-126 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fri. February 26 Margaret Koehler, Melisa Orta Research update 550-126 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fri. March 4 Darrel Deo, Tania Morimoto Research update 550-126 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fri. March 11 No Lab Meeting
Thurs. March 24 Melisa Orta, Julie Walker, Heather Culbertson Haptics Symposium practice talks
Allison's last meeting before leaving for Japan
CDR 1st floor 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fall Quarter 2015

Date Presenter Title Location Time
Thurs. September 24 Allison Okamura Fall kick-off meeting MERL 203 1:30-2:00 pm
Thurs. September 24 Tony Jarc, Intuitive Surgical Inc. Special Robotics Seminar: "Understanding (and influencing) surgeon behavior during robot-assisted surgery" MERL 203 2:00-3:00 pm
Fri.September 25 No Lab Meeting (SCAN Symposium)
Fri. October 2 No Lab Meeting (IROS)
Fri. October 9 Heather Culbertson Presentation of prior work: "Data-Driven Haptic Modeling and Rendering of Realistic Virtual Textured Surfaces" Bldg. 560 (CDR) 1st floor 1:30-2:30 pm
Fri. October 16 Andrew Stanley, Allison Okamura Research update, IROS review Bldg. 560 (CDR) 1st floor 1:30-2:30 pm
Fri. October 23 No Lab Meeting (Stanford-Berkeley Robotics Symposium)
Fri. October 30 Elliot Hawkes, Lizmarie Comenencia Research update Bldg. 560 (CDR) 1st floor 1:30-2:30 pm
Fri. November 6 Yuhang Che, Julie Walker Research update Bldg. 560 (CDR) 1st floor 1:30-2:30 pm
Fri. November 13 No Lab Meeting (bad luck)
Fri. November 20 Sean Sketch, Joey Greer Research update Bldg. 560 (CDR) 1st floor 1:30-2:30 pm
Fri. November 27 No Lab Meeting (Thanksgiving Break)
Fri. December 4 Sam Schorr, Cole Simpson Research update Bldg. 560 (CDR) 1st floor 1:30-2:30 pm
Fri. December 11 No Lab Meeting (Final Exams)

Spring Quarter 2015

Date Presenter Title Location Time
Fri.April 3 No Lab Meeting
Fri. April 10 Kirk Nichols Research update CDR (Bldg. 560) 1st floor 1:00-1:45 pm
Fri. April 17 Kamran Shamaei Research update CDR 1st Floor (Bldg. 560) 1:00-1:45 pm
Fri. April 24 Troy Adebar
Tania Morimoto
Research updates CDR (Bldg. 560) 1st floor 1:00-1:45 pm
Fri. May 1 No Lab Meeting
Fri. May 8 Sean Sketch
Julie Walker
Research updates CDR (Bldg. 560) 1st floor 1:00-1:45 pm
Fri. May 15 Joey Greer
Margaret Koehler
Research updates CDR (Bldg. 560) 1st floor 12:00-12:45 pm
Fri. May 22 Darrel Deo
Yuhang Che
Research updates CDR (Bldg. 560) 1st floor 12:00-12:45 pm
Fri. May 29 No Lab Meeting

Winter Quarter 2015

Date Presenter Title Location Time
Fri.January 9 No Lab Meeting
Fri. January 16 No Lab Meeting
Fri. January 23 No Lab Meeting
Fri. January 30 No Lab Meeting
Fri. February 6 Colin Ho Visitors from UC Berkeley to discuss new haptic device research Peterson (Bldg. 550) 126 10:30-12:00
Fri. February 13 Andrew Haptic Jamming Research Update (Note: This is a graduate admissions visit day) Peterson (Bldg. 550) 126 10:30-12:00
Fri. February 20 Naoki Wake, grad student at University of Tokyo

Sam

Neurorehabilitation and electrophysiology research in the laboratory of Dr. Hirokazu Takahashi

Practice HRI Talk

Peterson (Bldg. 550) 126 10:30-12:00
Fri. February 27 Everyone Lab exchange visits with Jeremy Bailenson's group (Virtual Human Interaction Lab) in Communications Peterson (Bldg. 550) 126 10:30-12:00
Fri. March 6 Tania Morimoto Personalized Medical Robot Design Peterson (Bldg. 550) 126 10:30-12:00
Fri. March 13 Joey, Lizmarie

Ting, Douglas, Jacob

Practice Research Qual

Rotator project reports

Peterson (Bldg. 550) 126 10:30-12:00
Fri. March 20 NO LAB MEETING Finals Week
Mon. March 23 - Wed. March 25 Everyone Lab Retreat Kirkwood, CA

Fall Quarter 2014

Date Presenter Title Location Time
Fri.Sept 26 Allison CHARM Lab Intro for new students, ICRA paper submission plans, lab layout and clean up CDR (Bldg. 560) upstairs 10:30-12:00
Fri. Oct 3 NO LAB MEETING Robotics Seminar
Fri. Oct 10 NO LAB MEETING Neuroscience Institute Symposium
Fri. Oct 17 NO LAB MEETING Stanford-Berkeley Robotics Symposium
Fri. Oct 24 NO LAB MEETING Robotics Seminar
Fri. Oct 31 David Rice, Senseg

Angelica Ruszkowski, University of British Columbia

Demonstration and discussion of Senseg haptic technology

Introduction of Angelica's research in the Robotics and Control Laboratory at UBC

CDR (Bldg. 560) upstairs 10:30-12:00
Thu. Nov 6 Alex Olwal, Google [x], MIT Media Lab, KTH Extra Seminar, Digital/Physical HCI CDR (Bldg. 560) downstairs 12:00-1:00
Fri. Nov 7 NO LAB MEETING Robotics Seminar
Fri. Nov 14 Kamran Shamaei (new postdoc introduction) Compliant Knee Exoskeletons and their Effects on Gait Biomechanics CDR (Bldg. 560) upstairs 10:30-12:00
Fri. Nov 21 NO LAB MEETING Robotics Seminar
Fri. Nov 28 NO LAB MEETING, Thanksgiving
Fri. Dec 5 NO LAB MEETING Robotics Seminar
Fri. Dec 12 NO LAB MEETING Finals Week

Summer Quarter 2014

Date Presenter Title Location Time
Fri. August 29 Allison Lab logistics and SURI students presentations CDR (Bldg. 560) upstairs 10:00-11:30
Wed. July 9 Allison, Margaret Chapman Lab logistics and BioRob conference practice presentation CDR (Bldg. 560) upstairs 10:00-11:30
Fri. August 1 Whole lab Final presentations from Agnes and Alyssa, ICRA paper proposals CDR (Bldg. 560) upstairs 10:00-11:30

Spring Quarter 2014

Date Presenter Title Location Time
Fri. April 4 No lab meeting Attend Stanford Robotics Seminar
Fri. April 11 Allison Lab logistics (summer people/resources, lab jobs, etc.) CDR (Bldg. 560) upstairs 12:00-1:30
Fri. April 18 No lab meeting Attend Stanford Robotics Seminar
Fri. April 25 Allison We will discuss the Student-Advisor Expectations Scale (provided by the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education) CDR (Bldg. 560) upstairs 12:00-1:30
Fri. May 2 No lab meeting Attend Stanford Robotics Seminar
Fri. May 9 Allison, Ilana, Melisa, Sean, and Kelly CHARM writing workshop CDR (Bldg. 560) upstairs 12:00-1:30
Fri. May 16 No lab meeting Attend Stanford Robotics Seminar
Fri. May 23 Allison Ryder Winck ICRA practice talk and grad student professional development topic CDR (Bldg. 560) upstairs 12:00-1:30
Fri. May 30 No lab meeting Attend Stanford Robotics Seminar and then the Haptics Course Demonstrations (1:30-3 pm in Bldg. 550 grove)
Fri. June 6 No lab meeting ICRA Conference

Winter Quarter 2013

Date Presenter Title Location Time
Fri. Jan. 10 Allison Proposed rotation projects CDR (Bldg. 560) upstairs 10:30-10:55 (note shorter time)
Fri. Jan. 17 ** No meeting this week (Intuitive Surgical conference) **
Fri. Jan. 24 Sean Sketch and Darrel Deo Haptic Feedback for Improved Control of Brain-Computer Interfaces CDR (Bldg. 560) upstairs 10:30-12:00
Fri. Jan. 31 EVERYONE 2-minute research and skills/tools teasers CDR (Bldg. 560) upstairs 10:30-12:00
Fri. Feb. 7 Ilana Nisky Practice job talk CDR (Bldg. 560) upstairs 10:30-12:00
Tues. Feb. 11 Special presentation by Dr. Jayant Menon The Pathophysiology of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Challenges in Movement and Sensation MERL 203 3:00-4:00 pm
Fri. Feb. 14 ** No meeting this week (prospective graduate student visit day) **
Fri. Feb. 21 Zhan Fan, Nick, Adam Haptics Symposium practice talks CDR (Bldg. 560) upstairs 10:30-12:00
Fri. Feb. 28 Sam Schorr A comparison of sensory substitution methods used in teleoperation CDR (Bldg. 560) upstairs 10:30-12:00
Fri. Mar. 7 ** No meeting this week (Allison open lab hours)**
Fri. Mar. 14 CHARM Rotators Short presentations on quarter projects CDR (Bldg. 560) upstairs 10:30-12:00

Fall Quarter 2013

Date Presenter Title Location Time
Fri. Sept. 27 Allison and students

Tricia Gibo

Introduction to CHARM Lab for new students and discussion of potential rotation projects

Practice talk for postdoc interview

MERL (Bld. 660) Rm. 203 10:00-11:30am
Fri. Oct. 4 Ryder Winck and Tania Morimoto Practice talks for ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference MERL (Bld. 660) Rm. 203 10:00-11:30am
Fri. Oct. 11 No Meeting -- Stanford-Berkeley Robotics Symposium @ Berkeley
Fri. Oct. 18 No Meeting -- Allison traveling to EPFL/ETHZ
Fri. Oct. 25 Yoshi Kuroda

Margaret Chapman, Sean Sketch, Ian Flader

Recent research results, including large-deformable finite element model with haptic interaction

Presentation of NSF GRFP proposal ideas

MERL (Bld. 660) Rm. 203 10:00-11:30am
Fri. Nov. 1 Tania Morimoto Group Hapkit kit assembly and quality control MERL (Bld. 660) Rm. 203 10:00-11:30am
Fri. Nov. 8 No Meeting -- Allison traveling to Mt. Sinai Neurosurgery Simulation Symposium
Fri. Nov. 15 Tricia Gibo Thesis defense practice: "Control and Learning of Dynamics in Human Movement" MERL (Bld. 660) Rm. 203 10:00-11:30am
Fri. Nov. 22 Todd Farrell Pattern Classification of Terrain During Amputee Walking (review of Ph.D. work -- Todd is a recent graduate of Hugh Herr's lab at MIT) MERL (Bld. 660) Rm. 203 10:00-11:30am
Fri. Dec. 6 Sean Sketch and Darrel Deo, visitors from Shenoy and Henderson groups

Rotators

Haptic Feedback for Improved Control of Brain-Computer Interfaces

Short overviews of rotation research projects

MERL (Bld. 660) Rm. 203 10:00-11:30am

Summer Quarter 2013

Date Presenter Title Location Time
Mon. July 1 Everyone Moving major equipment to MERL 126 MERL 126 2:00-4:00pm
Wed. July 10 through Fri. July 12 Everyone Lab retreat! Lake Tahoe Cabin all days
Wed. July 24 David Zarrouk, Ph.D. Worm robot locomotion in flexible environment: one step forward and three back MERL 203 1-2 pm
Tues. July 30 James Biggs and Colin Swindells Activities and research collaboration interests at Artificial Muscle MERL 203 10-11:30 am
Thurs. August 29 Everyone Lab exchange meeting, lunch, and lab walk-through with David Camarillo's Lab MERL 203 11 am-1 pm

Spring Quarter 2013

Date Presenter Title Location Time
Fri. April 5 Andrew Stanley, Zhan Fan Quek, and Ann Majewicz Practice talk for and teasers for World Haptics Conference 550-126 9:30-10:15 am (note admit day lab tours from 10:15am-12:15pm)
Fri. April 12 LAB MEETING CANCELLED -- World Haptics Conference
Fri. April 19 Allison Okamura

Kirk Nichols

Practice TEDx talk and record video segments

Practice teaser for ICRA conference

550-126 10:00-11:30 am
Fri. April 26 Mike Rinderknecht

Sam Schorr and Ilana Nisky

Overview of research activities during Stanford visit

Practice talks and teasers for ICRA conference

550-126 10:00-11:30 am
Fri. May 3 Jung Kim (visitor from KAIST) Research in the KAIST Biorobotics lab (http://medev.kaist.ac.kr) 550-126 10:00-11:30 am
Fri. May 10 Nasir Bhanpuri (visitor from USC Sanger Lab) Cortical excitation due to deep brain stimulation in childhood dystonia 550-126 10:00-11:30 am
Fri. May 17 Ali Shahdi A tutorial on Matlab SimMechanicsToolbox 550-126 10:00-11:30 am
Fri. May 24 LAB MEETING CANCELLED -- Allison off campus for panel
Fri. May 31 Walter Mok

Michele Rotella

Planning for lab tours on July 25 and August 8

Update on isometric reaching generalization study

550-126 10:00-11:30 am

Winter Quarter 2013

Date Presenter Title Location Time
Fri. Jan. 11 Ryder Winck Overview of Ph.D. research at GaTech -- Dissertation: Simultaneous control of coupled actuators using singular value decomposition and semi-nonnegative matrix factorization MERL 203 10:00-11:30 am
Fri. Jan. 18 Instead of lab meeting this week, please attend talks by Russ Taylor (Jan. 16) and Ken Goldberg (Jan. 17)
Fri. Jan. 25 Flip Sabes Research on Sensorimotor Integration and Learning in the Sabes Lab at UCSF MERL 203 10:00-11:30 am (lunch in CDR afterward)
Fri. Feb. 1 Jim Gwilliam Tactile Sensing and Display for Robot-Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery: Detecting Lumps in Soft Tissue MERL 203 10:00-11:30 am
Fri. Feb. 8 LAB MEETING CANCELLED -- Allison at JHU
Fri. Feb. 15 Pablo Garcia, Tom Low, and Richard Mahoney
Prof. Sadao Omata, Nihon University
Robotics research at SRI
Haptic Medical Technology
MERL 203 10-11 am, CDR (Bldg. 560) first floor 12-2 pm SRI presentation 10:00-11:00 am, Lab tours 11:00-12:15 pm, Lunch 12:15-1:00 pm, Dr. Omata presentation 1:00-2:00 pm
Fri. Feb. 22 LAB MEETING CANCELLED -- MMVR Conference
Fri. Mar. 1 Ali Shahdi Overview of previous research -- Dissertation: Model-based predictive control for improving stability and transparency in time-delay teleoperation MERL 203 10:00-11:30 am
Fri. Mar. 8 LAB MEETING CANCELLED -- DARPA Phoenix public day
Fri. Mar. 15 Tania Morimoto, Erin Watson, Sean Sketch, Ashley Fletcher, Mark Stauber, Dustin Gerrard, others? Reports on rotation projects MERL 203 10:00-11:30 am

Fall Quarter 2012

Date Presenter Title Location Time
Wed. Sept. 19 Ilana Nisky Analysis of surgeon arm posture variability in RAS MERL 203 9:30-11:00 AM
Friday Sep. 28 Allison Okamura + All Lab overview and potential rotation projects MERL 203 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Friday Oct. 5 Kirk Nichols Autonomous robotic palpation: Machine learning techniques to identify hard inclusions in soft tissues MERL 203 2:00 - 2:50 PM
Friday Oct. 12 Nick Colonnese Describing encoder error MERL 203 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Friday Oct. 19 NO MEETING -- NRI-Large meeting in SF
Friday Oct. 26 TBD Presentation of NSF GRFP proposal ideas MERL 203 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Friday Nov. 2 NO MEETING -- Allison at EPFL and ETH
Friday Nov. 9 NO MEETING -- Allison at a meeting
Friday Nov. 16 Tom Wedlick Defense Practice Talk MERL 203 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Friday Nov. 30 Tricia Gibo Impedance control: Effects of age and cerebellar damage CDR (Bldg. 560) 2nd floor 12:00 - 1:30 PM (note special time -- lunch provided!)
Friday Dec. 7 Mike Rinderknecht Tendon vibration and virtual reality for hand rehabilitation based on illusory movements MERL 203 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Summer Quarter 2012

Date Presenter Title Location Time
Tues. Jun. 19 Allison et al.
Akin Sisbot
Introductions and lab business
Toyota InfoTechnology Center
MERL 129
MERL 203
1:15-2:30 pm
Wed. Jun. 27 Allison et al.

Yoshihiro Kuroda

Lab business
Development of pseudo haptic glove and prior estimation method of motion for collaborative haptics.
MERL 203 9:30-11:00 am
Fri. July 6 Nick Colonnese
Ozkan Celik, Asst. Prof. of Mechanical Engineering, SF State
RSS practice talk (~5 mins)
Neuromuscular Mechanisms of Movement Variability: Implications for Rehabilitation and Augmentation
MERL 203 9:30-11:00 am
Wed. July 18 Micah Yairi, CTO and VP of engineering, Tactus Technology Tactus Technology MERL 203 2:00-3:30 pm
Thurs. August 2 Allison and Zhan Fan Lab business MERL 203 10:00-11:00 am
Wed. August 15 Sam Schorr
Allison Okamura
Projet rapid prototyping machine
Discussion: Haptics for online education
MERL 203 9:30-11:00 am
Wed. August 22 Margaret Koehler,

Denis Lin

SURI Project Presentations MERL 203 2:00-3:30 pm
Wed. August 29 Chris Ullrich, VP of UX, Immersion Immersion MERL 203 9:30-11:00 am
Wed. Sept. 12 Michele Rotella Rehabilitation Research and Project Ideas MERL 203 9:30-11:00 am
Wed. Sept. 19 Ilana Nisky Analysis of surgeon arm posture variability in RAS MERL 203 9:30-11:00 am

Spring 2012

Date Presenter Title Location Time
Fri. Apr. 6 Jared Muirhead Surface Haptics Bldg 550, Rm 126 9:30am-10:00am (note short time)
Fri. Apr. 13 Everyone Lab logistics -- we'll review lab jobs, then do a lab organization/clean up session Bldg 550, Rm 126 9:30am-11:00am
Fri. Apr. 20 Nick Colonnese Quantization effects for velocity and acceleration signals Bldg 550, Rm 126 9:45am-11:00am (note slightly later time)
Fri. Apr. 27 Everyone Useful research resources and skills: machine shops, drawing, writing, etc. Bldg 550, Rm 126 9:30am-11:00am
Fri. May 4 No meeting Allison out of town (University of Washington)
Fri. May 11 Micah Yairi, Ph.D. (CTO and VP of Engineering, Tactus Technology Inc.)

Everyone

Tactus Technology

Brief update

Bldg 550, Rm 126 9:30am-11:00am
Fri. May 18 No meeting Allison, Ann, and Tom out of town (ICRA conference)
Fri. May 25 Troy Adebar
Pierre Renaud, Strasbourg University
BioRob Practice Talk
Guest research talk
Bldg 550, Rm 126 9:30am-11:00am
Fri. Jun. 1 Tom Wedlick BioRob Practice Talk ++ Bldg 550, Rm 126 9:30am-11:00am
Fri. Jun. 8 No meeting Allison out of town (Harvard)

Winter 2012

Date Presenter Title Location Time Minutes
Friday Jan. 13 Dana Damian and Taylor Newton Research Update: Economical artificial skin for upper-limb prostheses Bldg. 550, Room 126 10:00am-12:00pm
Friday Jan. 20 Allison Okamura Lab materials Bldg. 550, Room 126 10:00am-10:50am
Friday Jan. 27 Ilana Nisky MMVR 2012 Talk + The Role of Surgeon Perceptuomotor Performance in Robot-Assisted Surgery Bldg. 550, Room 126 10:00am-11:30am
Friday Feb. 3 Ilana Nisky The Role of Surgeon Perceptuomotor Performance in Robot-Assisted Surgery - continued Bldg. 550, Room 126 10:00am-11:30am
Friday Feb. 10 Fidel Hernandez III Assisted Navigation of Unstable Virtual Paths Bldg. 550, Room 126 10:00am-11:30am
Friday Feb. 17 Kirk Nichols
Michele "Mi-Ro" Rotella
2012 Haptics Symposium Talk
2012 Haptics Symposium Talk (HAPI Bands: A Haptic Augmented Posture Interface)
Bldg. 550, Room 126 11:00am-12:00pm (note time change)
Friday Feb. 24 NO LAB MEETING (TTI/Vanguard lab tours)
Friday Mar. 2 Andrew Stanley
Jim Gwilliam
2012 Haptics Symposium Talk
2012 Haptics Symposium Talk (Design and Control of an Air-Jet Lump Display)
Bldg. 550, Room 126 10:00am-11:30am
Friday Mar. 9 NO LAB MEETING (Allison likely to be out)
Friday Mar. 16 Ann Majewicz and Andrew Stanley TBD Bldg. 550, Room 126 10:00am-11:30am

Fall 2011

Date Presenter Title Location Time Meeting Minutes
(internal)
9/28/2011 No Meeting IROS Conference!
10/05/2011 Ann Majewicz (~20 min)
Netta Gurari
Lab Computing
Characterization and Enhancement of Haptic Sensing using Custom Haptic Systems
MERL 203 1:30-3:00
10/12/2011 Allison Okamura (~15 min)
Troy Adebar
How to review a paper
A Robotic System for Intraoperative Transrectal Ultrasound in Prostatectomy
MERL 203 1:30-3:00
10/19/2011 Students applying for fellowships (Rob, Sam, Fidel, Jared, Taylor) Discussion of NSF Fellowship research project ideas MERL 203 1:30-3:00
10/26/2011 Prof. Will Provancher A presentation on research in the Haptics and Embedded Mechatronics Laboratory at the University of Utah MERL 203 1:30-3:00
11/02/2011 Ann Majewicz SVN Tutorial and practice presentation for IEEE chapter meeting (overview of CHARM lab research) MERL 203 1:30-3:00
11/09/2011 Netta Gurari (~20 min)
Stefano Galvan and Francesca Pizzorni
Negotiating the Ideal Faculty Position -- Overview of Rice NSF ADVANCE Workshop
Presentations on haptics and medical imaging by researchers from the University of Verona
MERL 203 1:30-3:00
11/16/2011 No Meeting Allison is out
11/23/2011 No Meeting Thanksgiving
11/30/2011 Zhan Fan Quek (~10 min)
Nick Colonnese
Improvements to the HAPI Bands system
Stability analysis for haptic displays, to be continued...
MERL 203 1:30-3:00
12/07/2011 Tricia Gibo (~20 min)
Nick Colonnese
Practice talk for Sensorimotor research day at JHU
Stability analysis for haptic displays, continued!
MERL 203 1:30-3:00

Summer 2011

Date Presenter Title Location Time Meeting Minutes
(internal)
8/10/2011 Dr. Ankeet Udani (Anesthesiology),
Allison Okamura
Head Mounted Display
Summary of CHARM Lab Work
Peterson 10:00-11:30 am
8/17/2011 Pete Shull
Jim Gwilliam
Wearable Haptic Feedback for Stroke Rehab
Characterization of an Air Jet Haptic Lump Display
MERL 203 10:00-11:30 am
8/24/2011 Danilo De Lorenzo
Dana Damian
Force Feedback for Needle Insertion
Skin Stimulation Apparatus
MERL 203 10:00-11:30 am
8/31/2011 No Meeting
9/7/2011 Allison Okamura Lab Logistics MERL 203 10:00-11:30 am
9/14/2011 No Meeting
9/21/2011 Ilana Nisky Perception and action in teleoperated and virtual environments MERL 203 10:00-11:30 am