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Spring 2019 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:
mingluoATstanford [period] edu -> mailto:mingluoATstanford [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

Caitlyn Seim

Project:
The Rehab Glove: Wearable Vibrotactile Stimulation for Stroke Rehabilitation
Education:
Ph.D in Human-Centered Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Email:
cseim [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:cseim [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Caitlyn'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:
Movement Representation in Motor Cortex and Applications to Brain-Computer-Interface Control
Co-advisors:
Krishna Shenoy, PhD
Jaimie Henderson, MD
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-advisors:
Scott Delp (Stanford) and Steve Collins (Stanford)
Education:
MS in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
BS in Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University
BS 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:
Kyle's 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

Professor Michael Yip

Research Areas:
Medical Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Control
Institution:
UC San Diego
Email:
yip [snail] ucsd [period] edu -> mailto:yip [snail] ucsd [period] edu
Webpage:
Advanced Robotics and Controls Lab (ARClab) at UCSD

Rotators, Undergraduate Researchers, High School Interns, Etc.

Summer 2019:
* Devin Hunter, devin.hunter2017@gmail.com (SURF student from Edward Waters College, working with Fabio Stroppa on AI)
* Xin Yi Ren, xren2@caltech.edu (REU student from Caltech, working with Kyle Yoshida on soft haptics)
* Lauren Pitzer, lnpitzer@stanford.edu (REU student from Stanford, working with Nathaniel Agharese on vine robot dynamics)
* Bryce Huerta, bhuerta@stanford.edu (REU student from Stanford, working with Cara Nunez on haptic perception studies and Cole Simpson on wearable soft assistive devices)
* Nicole Salz, nsalz@stanford.edu (SURI student from Stanford, working with Sophia Williams and Mine Sarac on wearable haptics)
* Valory Banashek, valoryb@stanford.edu (SURI student from Stanford, working with Brian Do on soft robot design)
* Brandon Ritter, ritter98@stanford.edu (Stanford coterm, working with Caitlyn Seim on passive tactile stimulation for stroke rehab)
* Samantha Lukpat, slukpat@yahoo.com (high school student from St. Francis, working with Ming Luo)
* Ben Pratt, benepratt1@gmail.com (high school student from Gunn High School, working with Bryce Huerta)
* James Ballard, jwesballard@gmail.com (high school student from Menlo Atherton High School, working with Nathan Usevitch on soft robot design)

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, Fabio
  • Equipment/materials, software, and lab clean up - Mine & Cara W
  • Objet 3D printer management - Ming
  • Formlabs 3D printer acquisition and setup - Julie
  • Laser cutter - Cole (other currently approved users: Sean, Nathan, Sophia, Ming, Brian)
  • Mini shop coordinators (tools, Makerbots, UV laser cutter) - Margaret C. & Kyle
  • Lab safety coordinator, Building Evacuation Response Team (BERT) member - Cara N.
  • Meeting/events coordinator - Sophia
  • Lab tour/demo coordinator - Margaret K. & Nathan
  • Outreach coordinators - Brian, Nathaniel
  • Human subjects - Allison