People

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Summer 2021 CHARM Lab Meeting (in person!)

Summer 2021 CHARM Lab Meeting (Zoom)

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 94305-2203
Webpage:
School of Engineering profile
Personal webpage

Staff

Crystal Pennywell

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

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

Zhenish[bek] Zhakypov

Project:
TangiBall, a Reconfigurable and Multimodal Haptic Interface
Education:
Ph.D in Robotics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)
M.S. in Mechatronics Engineering, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey
B.S. in Electrical-Electronics Engineering, Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey
Email:
zhakypov [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:zhakypov [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Zhenish's Webpage?

PhD Students

Cara Nunez

Project:
Wearable Haptic Interfaces and Perception
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:
Cara's Webpage

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:
Mike's Webpage

Brian Do

Project:
Soft Robotics
Education:
MS in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
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

Catie Cuan

Project:
Coming soon.
Education:
BS, University of California, Berkeley
Email:
ccuan [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:ccuan [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Catie's Webpage

Jasmin Elena Palmer

Project:
Wearable Haptics
Education:
BS in Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Email:
jasminp [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:jasminp [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Coming Soon

Rianna Jitosho

Project:
Motion Planning for Soft Robots
Education:
BS in Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Email:
rjitosho [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:rjitosho [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
https://rjitosho.github.io/

Elizabeth Danielle Vasquez

Project:
Rehabilitation Robotics, Human-Centered Design for Under-Served Communities
Education:
BS in Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Email:
vasqueze [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:vasqueze [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Coming Soon

Crystal Winston

Project:
Integrated Sensing for Origami Robots

Education:
BS in Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MPhil in Aerospace Engineering, Imperial College London
Email:
cwinston [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:cwinston [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

Thomas Daunizeau

Project:
Design of novel artificial skins with unique frictional properties (Fulbright fellowship from 06/12/21 to 12/31/21)
Education:
PhD student at Sorbonne Université under the supervision of Sinan Haliyo and Vincent Hayward
Email:
tdauni [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:tdauni [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Thomas' Webpage

Rotators, Undergraduate Researchers, High School Interns, Etc.

Summer 2021:
Godson Godson Osele <obum@stanford.edu> - PhD ME student working with Brian Do on vine robots
Bingxian (Kevin) Chen <bchen72@stanford.edu> - MS BioE student working with Caitlyn Seim on post-stroke hand function
David Vacek <dvacek@stanford.edu> - undergraduate ME student (SURI) working with Caitlyn Seim on post-stroke hand function
Josue Gil-Silva <josue23@stanford.edu> - undergraduate student (SURI) working with Zhenish Zhakypov on origami haptics
Owen Mialou Queeglay <omqueeg@stanford.edu> - undergraduate student (SURI) working with Zonghe Chua on robot-assisted surgery
Joel Kiernan <joelx@stanford.edu> - undergraduate student (SURI) working with Cara Nunez and Kyle Yoshida on vibration perception
Destiny Kelly <destinyk@stanford.edu> - undergraduate student (SURI) working with Cara Nunez and Kyle Yoshida on vibration perception
Elena Kamas <ekamas@stanford.edu> - undergraduate PD student (REU) working with Allison Okamura on vine robots for nuclear inspection
Steven Trinh <steventrinh@stanford.edu> - undergraduate student (REU) working with Cara Nunez and Kyle Yoshida on soft actuator design and vibration perception
Jianna Audrey Reyes So <jiannaso@stanford.edu> - undergraduate student (REU) working with Elizabeth Vasquez and Sean Follmer on underserved stroke technology
Jyostna (Jo) Raghavan <jo10@stanford.edu> - high school intern working with Allison Okamura on analysis of vine robot exploration data
Spring 2021:
Bingxian (Kevin) Chen <bchen72@stanford.edu> - ME BioE student working with Caitlyn Seim on post-stroke hand function
Bryce Huerta <bhuerta@stanford.edu> - undergraduate student working with Cara N. and Kyle on vibration display and perception
Steven Trinh <steventrinh@stanford.edu> - undergraduate student working with Cara N. and Kyle on vibration display and perception
Winter 2021:
Crystal Winston <cwinston@stanford.edu> - PhD rotator working with Kyle and Sophia on soft actuators
Andrew Kin Wei Low <akl5@stanford.edu> - MS student working with Cara N. on soft haptics
Bryce Huerta <bhuerta@stanford.edu> - undergraduate student working with Cara N. and Kyle on vibration display and perception
Steven Trinh <steventrinh@stanford.edu> - undergraduate student working with Cara N. and Kyle on vibration display and perception
Ellie Prince <ejprince@stanford.edu> - undergraduate student working with Brian on soft robotics

Collaborators

Dorsa Sadigh, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University)
Jeannette Bohg, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University)
Sean Follmer, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University)
Heather Culbertson, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor of Computer Science, University of Southern California)
Elliot Hawkes, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of California San Diego)
Mac Schwager, Ph.D. (Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University)
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)
Monroe Kennedy, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University)
Steve Collins, Ph.D. (Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University)
Zac Manchester, Ph.D. (Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University)
Katsu Yamane, Ph.D. (Honda Research Institute)

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 - Mike
  • COVID-19 lab scheduling - Allison
  • Materials, COVID-19 supplies, and lab clean up - Mine
  • Mini shop coordinator (tools, Makerbots, UV laser cutter, Formlabs, Objet 3D printer management) - Kyle and Zhenish
  • Laser cutter in Shape Lab- approved users are Brian, Caitlyn, Zhenish, Crystal
  • Lab safety coordinator, Building Evacuation Response Team (BERT) member - Catie
  • Meeting/events coordinator - Rianna
  • Outreach and social media coordinators - Brian, Nathaniel, Jasmin, Elizabeth
  • Lab tour/demo coordinator - N/A during COVID-19
  • Human subjects - Allison