Control Seminar

Seminar by Brent Gillespie

Brent Gillespie

University of Michigan, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Friday, November 02, 2018
3:30pm - 4:30pm
1500 EECS

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About the Event

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I am a professor at the University of Michigan Department of Mechanical Engineering. 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.

Additional Information

Contact: Judi Jones

Phone: 763-8557


Sponsor(s): Toyota, Ford, Bosch

Faculty Sponsor: Jim Freudenberg

Open to: Public