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Phone: 574-631-6403

Office: 373 Fitzpatrick Hall

Professor James P. Schmiedeler

James P. Schmiedeler is the head of the Locomotion and Biomechanics Lab. Dr. Schmiedeler's research interests fall broadly into the areas of kinematics, dynamics, and machine design, particularly as applied to the development of robotic systems and an understanding of human motor coordination. His current work focuses on biped robot locomotion, human recovery from stroke and spinal-cord-injury, robot-assisted rehabilitation, prosthetic devices, mechanical energy storage for vehicles, and the design of shape-changing mechanisms. His work is roughly balanced between experimental and theoretical activities.