PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 1990
SM in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 1985
AB in Physics, Reed College, 1979
Professor Howe research focuses on the role of sensing and mechanical design in motor control, in both robots and humans. His work draws upon diverse disciplines, including biomechanics, systems analysis, and neurophysiology. The main approach is experimental, although analysis and simulation play important parts. In conjunction with industrial partners, Professor Howe is developing applications of this research in biomedical instrumentation, teleoperated robots, and intelligent sensors.
J. W. Cannon, J. A. Stoll, I. S. Salgo, H. B. Knowles, R. D. Howe, P. E. Dupont, G. R. Marx, and P. J. del Nido Real Time 3-Dimensional Ultrasound for Guiding Surgical Tasks, Computer Aided Surgery; Vol. 8, No. 2, Sept. 2003.
J.W. Cannon, J.A. Stoll, S.D. Selha, P.E. Dupont, R.D. Howe, and D.F. Torchiana. Port Placement Planning in Robot-Assisted Coronary Artery Bypass. IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, Vol. 19, No. 5, Oct. 2003
Kerdok, A. E., Cotin, S. M., Ottensmeyer, M. P., Galea, A. M., Howe, R. D. and Dawson, S. L. Truth cube: Establishing physical standards for real time soft tissue simulation, Medical Image Analysis, vol.7, pp. 283-291, 2003.
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