Ph.D. Stanford University. Mechanical Engineering. 1996.
M.S. Stanford University. Mechanical Engineering. 1992.
Master of Music. San Francisco Conservatory of Music. 1989.
B.S. University of California, Davis. Mechanical Engineering. 1986.
My research is in the area of haptic interface, where I apply techniques from multibody dynamics, nonlinear controls, and robotics. Humans acquire a great deal of information from their environment through the sense of touch. I believe that the elements of interaction that support the kind of relationship one enjoys with a musical instrument or tennis racquet, say, also belong in one’s relationship with a computer. There is much to learn about the mechanical contact between human and computer and much to exploit for information transfer. A computer fully outfitted for mechanical interaction can even go beyond providing for human expression and entertainment, it can function as a teaching aide or provide performance enhancement.
Felix Huang, Arthur D. Kuo, and R. Brent Gillespie. Internal Model of Object Dynamics Facilitates Generalization of Motor Control from Minimal Experience. Submitted to Journal of Neuroscience, February 2007.
Paul G. Griffiths, R. Brent Gillespie, and Jim S. Freudenberg. Design Tradeoffs within the Position-Position Haptic Interface System. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, in print.
R. Brent Gillespie, Taeyoung Shin, Felix Huang, and Brian Trease. Compliant Mechanisms for Haptic Interaction: Design and Performance. IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, in print.
Volkan Patoglu and R. Brent Gillespie. A Closest Point Algorithm for Parametric Surfaces with Global Uniform Asymptotic Stability. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, accepted.
R. Brent Gillespie and Allison. M. Okamura. Haptic Interaction for Hands-On Learning in System Dynamics and Controls. Control Systems Magazine, accepted for publication.
Ann M. Simon, R. Brent Gillespie, and Daniel P. Ferris. Symmetry-Based Resistance as a Novel Means of Lower Limb Rehabilitation. Journal of Biomechanics, Vol. 40, Issue 6, 2007, pp. 1286-1292.