Awards for Excellence

Industrial Robot

ISSN: 0143-991x

Article publication date: 1 December 2004



(2004), "Awards for Excellence", Industrial Robot, Vol. 31 No. 6.



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Awards for Excellence

Awards for Excellence

Marcia O'MalleyRice University, Houston, Texas, USAandRobert O. AmbroseNASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas, USA

are the recipients of the Journal's Outstanding Paper Award for Excellence for their paper

“Haptic feedback applications for Robonaut”

which appeared in Industrial Robot: An International Journal, Vol. 30 No. 6, 2003

Marcia O'Malley received her BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University in 1996, and the MS and PhD degrees in mechanical engineering from Vanderbilt University in 1999 and 2001, respectively. In 2001, she joined the Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Department at Rice University, where she is currently an Assistant Professor. Her current research interests include the development of new techniques for the display of augmented feedback in virtual environments, the implementation and study of haptic feedback in simulated and remote environments, including associated control issues, and the design and control of wearable robotic devices for rehabilitation and training. She is a 2004 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator and a member of ASME, IEEE, and Sigma Xi.

Robert O. Ambrose received his BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University in St Louis, and his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. His publications include topics in robot design, space environmental modeling, actuator development, kinematics, kinetics, bio-mechanics, interactive design software and non-linear optimization. He has built robotic systems for space, microelectronics, nuclear and agricultural applications. Systems that he has designed include multiple manipulators, force feedback joysticks, gantries, walking machines and wheeled robots. He is currently employed at NASA's Johnson Space Center, where he serves as the Robonaut Project Leader. For more information, contact him at the NASA Johnson Space Center, Mail Code ER4, Houston, Texas 77058.

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