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Robotic Actuation and Sensing Group

Christopher Assad
Member of Technical Staff
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Education (more>>)
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, May 1997.
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, June 1987. Graduated with honors.

Professional Experience (more>>)
2009: PI on JPL DRDF, "Dynamic Stability for Efficient Legged Locomotion." Co-Is: B. Kennedy (JPL), Prof. M. Hartmann (Northwestern University)

2006-2009: Co-I on β€œAn Exploratory Study of Bio-Inspired Pedestrian Detection and Driver Health Monitor Systems,” funded by DENSO Automotive. PI: Prof. J. Burdick (Caltech)

Research Interests (more>>)
* Bio-inspired computing
* Biomorphic Robotics
* Landmark tracking for visual navigation
* Cerebellar models for dynamic state estimation and predictive control
* Legged locomotion
* Spiking neuron information coding and networks
* Neuromorphic VLSI design
* Human-machine interfaces
* Electroreception in electric fish

Selected Publications (more>>)

C. Assad, TH. Chao, J. Hanan, A. Csaszar, P. Moreels, P. Perona, "Real-time landmark tracking," JPL DRDF Annual Report, 2006.

C. Assad, S. Trujillo, S. Dastoor and L. Xu, "Cerebellar dynamic state estimation for a biomorphic robot arm," IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, 2005, 877-882.

C. Assad, "An hypothesis for a novel learning mechanism in cerebellar cortex," Autonomous Robots 11, 2001, 285-290.

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