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Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
Department of Mechanical Engineering
d’Arbeloff Laboratory for Information Systems and Technology

Haruhiko Harry Asada



Robotics, Mechatronics, Biological engineering, Dynamic systems and control

Research field/keyword

Wearable robotics; Collaborative robotics; Aircraft manufacturing robots; PZT actuators; Underwater inspection robots; Wearable health monitoring; Tissue engineering; Computational biology

Societies to which he/she belongs

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME); Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Brief Biography

1990- Present Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1985-1989 Associate Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics and Physics, Division of Applied Systems Science, Kyoto University
1982-1985 Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1980-1982 Visiting Research Scientist, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
1978-1982 Post-Doctoral Research Associate and Lecturer, Kyoto University

Published books and academic papers

1. Asada, H., and Slotine, J. -J.E., “Robot Analysis and Control”, John Wiley and Sons, 1986.

2. Asada, H., and Youcef-Toumi, K., “Analysis and Design of a Direct-Drive Arm with Five-Bar-Link Parallel Drive Mechanism”, ASME J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., and Control, Vol. 106-3, pp. 225-230. 1984.

3. Asada, H., and By, A.B., “Kinematic Analysis of Workpart Fixturing for Flexible Assembly with Automatically Reconfigurable Fixtures”, IEEE Journal of Robotics and Automation, Vol. RA-1, No. 2, pp. 1-9, June 1985.

4. 花房、浅田、“人工指による物体把握の力学”、計測自動制御学会論文集、Vol. 12-5, pp. 536-542, 1976。

5.McCarragher, B.J. and Asada, H., "The Discrete Event Control of Robotic Assembly Tasks", ASME, Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Vol. 117, No. 3, pp. 384-393, Sep. 1995.

6. Liu, S., and Asada, H., “Transferring Manipulative Skills to Robots: Representation and Acquisition of Tool Manipulative Skills Using a Process Dynamics Model”, ASME J. Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Vol. 114, Issue 2, pp. 220-228 June 1992

7. West, A.M., and Asada, H., "Design of Ball Wheel Mechanisms for Omnidirectional Vehicles with Full Mobility and Invariant Kinematics", ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol.119, Issue 2, pp. 153-161, June 1997.4.

8. He, X-D., Liu,S. and Asada, H. "Modeling of Vapor Compression Cycles for Multivariable Feedback Control of HVAC Systems", ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, Vol.119, Issue 2, pp.183-191, June 1997.

9. Mascaro, S. and Asada, H., “Photoplethysmograph Fingernail Sensors for Measuring Finger Forces without Haptic Obstruction,” IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, vol. 17, Issue 5, pp. 698-708, October 2001.

10. Asada, H, Shaltis P, Reisner A, Rhee S, and Hutchinson, RC., “Mobile Monitoring with Wearable Photoplethysmographic Biosensors”, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, Vol.22, No.3, pp. 28-40, May-June 2003.

11. Wood, L., Kamm, R., and Asada, H., “Stochastic Modeling and Identification of Emergent Behaviors of an Endothelial Cell Population in Angiogenic Pattern Formation”, Int. Journal of Robotics Research, Vol. 30-No. 6, pp. 659-677, May 2011.

12. Wu, F.Y. and Asada, H., “Implicit and Intuitive Grasp Posture Control for Wearable Robotic Fingers: a Data-Driven Method Using Partial Least Squares,” Accepted for publication in IEEE Trans. on Robotics (T-RO), November 2015.

13. Torres, J., Asada, H. H., “High-Gain, High Transmissibility PZT Displacement Amplification Using a Rolling-Contact Buckling Mechanism and Preload Compensation Springs,” Transactions on Robotics, Vol. 30, Issue 4, pp. 781-791, August 2014.3.

14. F. Parietti and H. Asada, "Supernumerary Robotic Limbs for Human Body Support", IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 2015, pp 1176-1183, inspec 14616930, DOI 10.1109/ICRA.2014.6907002

15. Mazumdar, A., Triantaffylou, M., and Asada, H., “Dynamic Analysis and Design of Spheroidal Underwater Robots for Precision Multi-Directional Maneuvering”, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol.20, Issue 6, pp.2890-2902, April 2015.

16. Sakar, M.S., Neal, D., Boudou, T., Borochin, M., Lic, Y., Weiss, R. Kamm, R.D., Chen, C. and Asada, H., “Formation and optogenetic control of engineered 3D skeletal muscle bioactuators”, Lab on a Chip, 2012, Issue 23, pp. 4976-4985, DOI: 10.1039/C2LC40338B, October 2012

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