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Hometown - Atlanta, GA
Joshua Schultz is from New England, and has been with the BioInspired Robotics Laboratory since August, 2008. His Ph.D. dissertation research is on the design and control of a cellular actuator for a camera positioning device capable of saccades and smooth pursuit motions similar to those in the human eye. Research interests include: system dynamics of biological systems, nonlinear control, control of flexible manipulators, and non-traditional sensing and actuation technologies. He fulfilled his teaching practicum in ME4451: Introduction to Robotics, in the fall of 2010. His Masters' Thesis topic was linear quadratic optimal control of a pneumatic actuator. Other interests include designing and building musical instruments, weight lifting, and jazz and blues music. Prior to joining the Biologically Inspired Robotics lab, Joshua was a member of the Motion Control and Power Systems group in the laser printer division at Lexmark International. During his junior year at Tufts University, he participated in an exchange program with INSA-Lyon, in Villeurbanne, France. Joshua has served as President of the Mechanical Engineering Graduate Association in 2011. He has been a Mathematics content advisor with the Center for Education Integrating Mathematics, Science, and Computing (CEISMC) since Summer 2011. Joshua was also awarded an ARCS Foundation Scholarship in 2011. Joshua lives in the Candler Park neighborhood of Atlanta with his wife and daughter.
- Tufts University, BS in Mechanical Engineering, 9/1998 - 5/2002
- Vanderbilt University, MS in Mechanical Engineering, 8/2002 - 7/2004
- Lexmark International,, ,Hardware Design Engineer Motion Control and Power Systems Group, 10/2004 - 7/2008
- IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, In press.
- Proceedings of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Controls Conference, Cambridge, MA, September 2010.
- International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM2009), Singapore, July 2009.
- Proceedings of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Controls Conference, Arlington, VA, October-November 2011.
- Mechanical Engineering Graduate Association
- Candler Park Neighborhood Association
- Afrigadget Blog