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People

Interested in joining the CHARM Lab? Please see this page. We are currently seeking a postdoc in haptics.

Winter 2017 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

Visiting Scholars

Yasuhisa Kamikawa

Title:
Visiting Scholar
Projects:
Haptics
Education:
MS in Integrated Design Engineering, Keio University, Japan
BS in Mechanical Engineering, Keio University, Japan
Email:
Yasuhisa [period] Kamikawa [snail] jp [period] sony [period] com -> mailto:Yasuhisa [period] Kamikawa [snail] jp [period] sony [period] com
Webpage:
Yasu's Webpage

Elliot Hawkes

Title:
Visiting Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Projects:
Growing Robots, Soft Actuators, Exoskeletons
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

Postdocs

Matthew Gilbertson

Project:
Ultrasound Haptic Guidance
Education:
PhD in Mechanical Engineering, MIT
MS in Mechanical Engineering, MIT
BS in Mechanical Engineering, MIT
Email:
matthewg [snail] mit [period] edu -> mailto:matthewg [snail] mit [period] edu
Webpage:
Matthew's Webpage?

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

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:
Heather's Webpage

MS/PhD Students

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 Welker

Project:
Rehabilitation Robotics
Education:
BSE in Biomedical Engineering,
BSE in Chemical Engineering,
Vanderbilt University
Email:
cgwelker [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:cgwelker [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Cara's Webpage?

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

Nathan Usevitch

Project:
3D Shape Displays
Education:
BS in Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University
Email:
usevitch [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:usevitch [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Nathan'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.

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.

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

Mike Salvato

Project:
Haptics
Education:
MS in Computer Science, MIT
BS in Computer Science, MIT
Email:
msalvato [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:msalvato [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.

Cara Nunez

Project:
Haptics
Education:
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.

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:
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?

Joey Greer

Project:
Modeling, Estimation, and Control of Soft and Flexible Robots
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:
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

Margaret Coad

Project:
Robot-Assisted Human Motor Learning for Surgical Robotics
Education:
BS in Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Email:
mmcoad [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:mmcoad [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Coming Soon

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

Laura Blumenschein

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

Visitors

None currently.

Rotators, Undergraduate Researchers, and High School Interns

Nathaniel Agharese
Chelsea Chen
Kaitlyn Gee
Susana Martinez
Brian Su
Cuthbert Sun
Zane Zook

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

Click here for past lab members.

Past Lab Photos

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Lab Jobs

  • Lab data storage & backup (Dropbox), MATLAB Server - Yuhang
  • Webmaster, software record management - Mike
  • Equipment/materials, software, and lab clean up - Laura & Cara W
  • New 3D printer - Matthew
  • 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 - Sean & Cara N.
  • Meeting/events coordinator - Sophia
  • Lab tour/demo coordinator - Margaret C. & Nathan
  • Outreach coordinators - Darrel & Cara N.
  • Human subjects - Allison