People

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Winter 2018 CHARM Lab Members

Principal Investigator

Allison Okamura

Title:
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Email:
aokamura [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:aokamura [snail] stanford [period] edu
Phone:
650-721-1700
Address
Building 550, Room 107, 416 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-4021
Webpage:
School of Engineering profile
Personal webpage

Staff

Crystal Pennywelll

Title:
Administrator
Email:
crystal [period] pennywell [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:crystal [period] pennywell [snail] stanford [period] edu
Phone:
650-498-9887
Address
Building 560, Room 205, 424 Panama Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-2232

Postdocs and Research Scientists

Giada Gerboni

Project:
Robotic Needle Steering
Education:
PhD in Biorobotics, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy
MS in Biomedical Engineering, University of Pisa, Italy
BS in Biomedical Engineering, University of Pisa, Italy
Email:
ggerboni [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:ggerboni [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Giada's Webpage

Ming Luo

Project:
Soft Robots, Haptics
Education:
Ph.D in Robotics, Worchester Polytechnic Institute
MS in ISAT, Southeastern Louisiana University
BS in ECE, Tian Jin Polytechnic University, China
Email:
mingluo [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:mingluo [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Ming's Webpage

Mine Sarac Stroppa

Project:
Haptics
Education:
Ph.D in Perceptual Robotics, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy
MS in Mechatronics, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey
BS in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey
Email:
msarac [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:msarac [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Mine's Webpage

Fabio Stroppa

Project:
Software, Interfaces
Education:
Ph.D in Perceptual Robotics, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
MS in Computer Science Engineering, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
BS in Computer Science Engineering, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Email:
fstroppa [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:fstroppa [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Fabio's Webpage

PhD Students

Sean Sketch

Project:
Sensory Augmentation for Post-Stroke Movement Rehabilitation
Education:
MS in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
BSE in Mechanical Engineering, Princeton University
Email:
ssketch [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:ssketch [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Sean's Webpage

Melisa Orta

Project:
Haptics for Education
Education:
Coming soon.
Email:
melisao [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:melisao [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Coming Soon.

Darrel Deo

Project:
The Role of Haptic Feedback in Motor Learning and Control
Education:
MS in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
BS in Robotics Engineering, University of California, Santa Cruz
Email:
ddeo [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:ddeo [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Darrel's Webpage

Jacob Suchoski

Project:
Tactile Feedback for Virtual Reality Applications
Education:
MS in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
BS in Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan
Email:
jsucho [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:jsucho [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Coming Soon.

Julie Walker

Project:
Control and Analysis of Haptic Systems
Education:
BS in Mechanical Engineering, Rice University
Email:
juliewalker [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:juliewalker [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Julie's Webpage

Margaret Koehler

Project:
Particle Jamming Shape Display
Education:
BS in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University

Email:
mkoehler [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:mkoehler [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Margaret's Webpage

Cole Simpson

Project:
Rehabilitation Robotics
Education:
MS in Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
BS in Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
BA in Music, Emory University
Email:
cssimps [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:cssimps [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Cole's Webpage

Nathan Usevitch

Project:
3D Shape Displays
Co-advisor:
Mac Schwager (Stanford)
Education:
BS in Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University
Email:
usevitch [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:usevitch [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Nathan's Webpage?

Cara Welker

Project:
Rehabilitation Robotics
Co-advisor:
Scott Delp (Stanford)
Education:
BSE in Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University
BSE in Chemical Engineering, Vanderbilt University
Email:
cgwelker [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:cgwelker [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Cara's Webpage

Laura Blumenschein

Project:
Robotics
Education:
MS Mechanical Engineering, Rice University
BS Mechanical Engineering, Rice University
Email:
lblumens [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:lblumens [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Laura's Webpage?

Margaret Coad

Project:
Vine Robots for Search and Rescue Applications
Education:
MS in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
BS in Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Email:
mmcoad [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:mmcoad [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Margaret's Webpage

Sophia Williams

Project:
Needle Steering
Education:
BS in Engineering, Harvey Mudd College
Email:
sophiarw [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:sophiarw [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Sophia's Webpage

Cara Nunez

Project:
Haptics
Education:
MS in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
International Engineering Program, University of Rhode Island
BS in Biomedical Engineering, University of Rhode Island
BA in Spanish, University of Rhode Island
Email:
nunezc [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:nunezc [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Coming Soon.

Mike Salvato

Project:
Tracking for Haptic Devices
Co-advisor:
Jeannette Bohg (Stanford)
Education:
MS in Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BS in Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Email:
msalvato [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:msalvato [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Coming Soon

Brian Do

Project:
Soft Robotics
Education:
BS in Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech
Email:
brianhdo [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:brianhdo [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Brian's Webpage

Zonghe Chua

Project:
Motor Learning and Training in Surgical Robotics
Education:
BS in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Email:
chuazh [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:chuazh [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Zong's Portfolio

Nathaniel Agharese

Project:
Soft Robotics in Search and Rescue Applications
Education:
BS in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
Email:
agharese [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:agharese [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Coming Soon

Negin Heravi

Project:
Haptic Textures
Co-advisor:
Jeannette Bohg (Stanford)
Education:
BS in Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Email:
nheravi [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:nheravi [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Coming Soon

Kyle Tadao Yoshida

Project:
Soft Robotics for Haptics
Education:
BS in Bioengineering (Mechanical Track), Harvard University
Email:
kyle3 [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:kyle3 [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Coming Soon

Medical Students

Yousi (Josey) Oquendo

Project:
Robot-Assisted Surgical Training in a Complex Virtual Surgical Environment with Divergent and Convergent Force Fields
Education:
B.S.E. Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania
M.S.E. Robotics Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
Email:
oquendoy [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:oquendoy [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Josey's Stanford Page

Visiting Scholars and Students

Dr. Dangxiao Wang

Title:
Professor at Robotics Institute, Beihang University (Visiting Professor)
Projects:
Haptics
Education:
PhD, Robotics Insitute, School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Beihang University, Beijing China
ScM, College of Astronautics, Northwestern Polytechnic University, Xi'an, China
BS, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shaanxi Insitute of Technology, Shaanxia, China
Email:
hapticwang [snail] buaa [period] edu [period] cn -> mailto:hapticwang [snail] buaa [period] edu [period] cn
Webpage:
Human-machine Interaction Lab

Rotators, Undergraduate Researchers, High School Interns, Etc.

Fall 2018:
Rachel Thomasson, rthom@stanford.edu (rotator, vine robot)
Julia Di, juliad@stanford.edu (rotator, deformable haptic devices)
Kyle Tadao Yoshida, kyle3@stanford.edu (rotator, soft wearable haptics)
Negin Heravi, nheravi@stanford.edu (rotator, robotic sensing)
Josey Oquendo, oquendoy@stanford.edu (da Vinci training)
Tiger Sun, tgsun@stanford.edu (SURI, fingertip haptics)
Imogen Farlie, imogen.farlie@hotmail.co.uk (surgical learning)

Summer 2018:
Tiger Sun, tgsun@stanford.edu (SURI, drone haptics and fingertip haptics)
Tita Kanjanapas, smitak2@stanford.edu (SURI, soft wearable haptics)
Sadie Cutler, sadie.cutler@gmail.com (REU, vine robot)
Bethany Chaffin, bchaffin@stanford.edu (educational haptics)
Claus Omolo, claus2@stanford.edu (educational haptics)
Sean Williams, williams9sean@gmail.com (educational haptics)
Daniel Shuldman, eliasds@berkeley.edu (educational haptics)
Anthony Anderson, anthony.anderson@claytonvalley.org (educational haptics)
Sarah Brennan, sbrenn@stanford.edu (BSME 2.0 lab development)
Zach Blum, zblum25@stanford.edu (BSME 2.0 lab development)
Imogen Farlie, imogen.farlie@hotmail.co.uk (surgical learning)

Collaborators

Kara Flavin, M.D. (Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurology & Neurological Sciences, Stanford University Medical Center)

Maarten Lansberg, M.D., Ph.D. (Associate Professor of Neurology & Neurological Sciences, Stanford University Medical Center)

Mark Cutkosky, Ph.D. (Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University)

Jake Abbott, Ph.D. (Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah)

Tarik Massoud, M.D., Ph.D. (Professor of Radiology, Stanford University Medical Center)

Gloria Hwang, M.D. (Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology, Stanford University Medical Center)

Paul Laeseke, M.D., Ph.D. (Resident Physician, Stanford University Medical Center)

Sean Follmer, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University)

Ken Goldberg, Ph.D. and Pieter Abbeel, Ph.D. (UC Berkeley)

Lab Alumni

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Past Lab Photos

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Lab Jobs

  • Lab data storage & backup (Google Drive) - Zonghe
  • Webmaster, software record management, MATLAB Server - Mike
  • Equipment/materials, software, and lab clean up - Laura & Cara W
  • New 3D printer - Ming
  • Shop coordinator - Jake
  • Laser cutter - Cole (other currently approved users: Sean, Nathan, Sophia, Cara N., Brian)
  • Makerbot management - Melisa
  • UV laser cutter coordinator - Giada
  • Lab safety coordinator, Building Evacuation Response Team (BERT) member - Cara N.
  • Meeting/events coordinator - Sophia
  • Lab tour/demo coordinator - Margaret K. & Nathan
  • Outreach coordinators - Darrel, Brian, Nathaniel
  • Human subjects - Allison