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People

Interested in joining the CHARM Lab? Please see this page. We are currently seeking a postdoc joint with University of British Columbia (the postdoc appointment will be at UBC, and the candidate will also have a visiting scholar appointment at Stanford).

Summer 2015 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

Kamran Shamaei

Project:
Multilateral Teleoperation Robotics in Surgical Systems
Education:
PhD, Yale University
MS, ETH Zurich
BS, Iran University of Science and Technology
Email:
shamaei [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:shamaei [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Kamran's Webpage

Elliot Hawkes

Project:
Geckos
Education:
PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
MS in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
AB in Mechanical Engineering, Harvard University
Email:
ewhawkes [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:ewhawkes [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Elliot's Webpage

Heather Culbertson

Project:
Haptic Displays for Ultrasound Guidance
Education:
PhD in Mechanical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
MS in Mechanical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
BS in Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
Email:
hculbert [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:hculbert [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Coming Soon.

Nick Colonnese

Project:
Accuracy and Stability Impedance-Type Haptic Displays
Education:
PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
MS in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
BS in Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington
Email:
ncolonnese [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:ncolonnese [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Nick's Webpage

MS/PhD Students

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

Andrew Stanley

Project:
Particle Jamming as an Encountered-type Haptic Display for Medical Simulation
Education:
MS in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
BS in Mechanical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
Email:
astan [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:astan [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Andrew's Webpage

Sam Schorr

Project:
Skin Stretch Sensory Substitution and Guidance in Teleoperation
Education:
MS in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
BS in Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
Email:
sschorr [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:sschorr [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Sam's Webpage

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:
Coming Soon.

Melisa Orta

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

Kirk Nichols

Project:
Autonomous and Collaborative Palpation for Surgical Robots
Education:
MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering,
BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering,
BS in Applied Mathematics,
University of Colorado at Boulder
Email:
nicholsk [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:nicholsk [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Kirk's Webpage

Tania Morimoto

Project:
Personalized Medical Robots
Education:
BS in Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Email:
taniakm [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:taniakm [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Tania's Webpage

Margaret Koehler

Project:
Brain Catheter Control
Education:
BS in Mechanical Engineering,
Stanford University
Email:
mkoehler [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:mkoehler [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Margaret's Webpage?

Joey Greer

Project:
Robotic Needle Steering: Needle Localization and Visualization
Education:
BS in Math,
BS in Computer Science,
University of Oregon
Email:
jdgreer [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:jdgreer [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Joey's Webpage

Darrel Deo

Project:
Haptic Augmentation for Enhanced Control of Neuroprosthetic Devices
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

Lizmarie Comenencia Ortiz

Project:
Catheter for Robot-Assisted Access to Brain Vasculature
Education:
BS in Mechanical Engineering,
BS in Biomedical Engineering,
Carnegie Mellon University
Email:
lcomenen [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:lcomenen [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Lizmarie's Webpage

Yuhang Che

Project:
Human-Robot Collaboration for Multilateral Manipulation
Education:
BS in Mechanical Engineering,
Shanghai Jiao Tong University,
Purdue University
Email:
yuhangc [snail] stanford [period] eduu -> mailto:yuhangc [snail] stanford [period] eduu
Webpage:
Yuhang's Webpage

Troy Adebar

Project:
Ultrasound Imaging and Control for Robotic Needle Steering
Education:
MASc in Electrical and Computer Engineering,
BASc in Mechanical Engineering,
University of British Columbia
Email:
tadebar [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:tadebar [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Troy's Webpage

Visitors

None currently.

Rotators, Undergraduate Researchers, and High School Interns

Kirsten Kaplan <kekaplan@stanford.edu> - Multilateral manipulation (collaborating with Kirk)

Tsung-Yuan (Antony) Wu <antonywu@stanford.edu> - Laboratory science using automated robotic lab assistants (collaborating with Kamran)

Aaron Barron <acbarron@stanford.edu> - Hapkit design (mentor: Tania)

Andre Cornman <cornman@stanford.edu> - Robotic brain catheter (mentor: Lizmarie)

Brice Dudley <bdudley@stanford.edu> - Robotic exoskeleton design (mentor: Sean)

Zoe Goldblum <zoe4@stanford.edu> - Robotic brain catheter (mentor: Margaret)

Gabe Haro <gharo@stanford.edu> - Human-robot collaboration for minimally invasive surgery (mentor: Yuhang)

Coleen Holden <cholden@stanford.edu> - Laboratory science using automated robotic lab assistants (mentor: Kamran)

Michael Raitor <mraitor@stanford.edu> - Haptic feedback for ultrasound guidance (mentor: Julie)

Javier Reyna <jreynaz@stanford.edu> - Robotic exoskeleton design (mentor: Sean)

Annalisa Taylor <att314@stanford.edu> - Hapkit design (mentor: Melisa)

Alyssa Lukpat <alyssalukpat@sfhs.com> - Robotic brain catheter (mentor: Andre)

Teresa Faasolo <tfaasolo.ep@mysummitps.org> - Robotic exoskeleton design (mentor: Javier)

Alex Mallery <amallery@gmail.com> - Haptic feedback for ultrasound guidance (mentor: Michael)

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)

Lab Alumni

Click here for past lab members.

Past Lab Photos

Click here for past lab photos.

Lab Jobs

  • Lab data storage & backup (Dropbox), MATLAB Server - Yuhang
  • Webmaster, software record management - Joey
  • Equipment/materials, software, and lab clean up - Tania & Troy
  • Projet (3D printer), laser cutter, shop coordinator - Darrel & Troy
  • UV laser cutter coordinator - Lizmarie
  • Lab safety coordinator, Building Evacuation Response Team (BERT) member - Sean
  • Meeting/events coordinator - Andrew
  • Robotics seminar coordinator - Kirk
  • Biomechanics student representative - Sean
  • Lab tour/demo coordinator - Sam & Margaret
  • Outreach coordinator - Melisa & Lizmarie
  • Human subjects - Allison