Personal profile

Education / Academic qualification

B.S.E. Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Pennsylvania

… → 1991

B.S. in Economics, University of Pennsylvania

… → 1991

M.S.E. Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics , University of Pennsylvania

… → 1992

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Pennsylvania

… → 1999

External positions

Associate  Professor – Dept. of Engineering, Polytechnic Campus, Innovative Problem Based, Arizona State University

Jan 1 2005 → …

Associate  Professor – Dept. of Engineering, Polytechnic Campus, Innovative Problem Based, Arizona State University

2005 → …

Assistant Professor ‐ Design group in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, Arizona State University

Jan 1 1999Jan 1 2005

Assistant Professor ‐ Design group in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, Arizona State University

19992005

Graduate Advisor for the Gateway Project, Supervised several teams of undergraduates in designing and building robotic and rehabilitative devices in a multi‐university, collaborative design project., U. of Pennsylvania

Jan 1 1996Jan 1 1997

Graduate Advisor for the Gateway Project, Supervised several teams of undergraduates in designing and building robotic and rehabilitative devices in a multi‐university, collaborative design project., U. of Pennsylvania

19961997

Research Fellow, Designed an integrated system for coordinating a small team of mobile robots in tasks that involve grasping large objects and transporting them in an environment with obstacles.  The system included three robots with different operating systems, a wireless communication protocol, and specially designed embedded motor control boards. Designed a new actively controlled compliant arm enabling multiple platforms to work together in the presence of position errors and disturbances., GRASP Laboratory

Jan 1 1995Jan 1 1999

Research Fellow, Designed an integrated system for coordinating a small team of mobile robots in tasks that involve grasping large objects and transporting them in an environment with obstacles.  The system included three robots with different operating systems, a wireless communication protocol, and specially designed embedded motor control boards. Designed a new actively controlled compliant arm enabling multiple platforms to work together in the presence of position errors and disturbances., GRASP Laboratory

19951999

Project Engineer, Responsible for designing and developing test equipment for quality control of Gore Products.  Awarded U.S. Patent # 5329807.    Conducted statistical studies and evaluation; developed a sales brochure; supervised construction and manufacture of equipment, and installed machines in our customersʹ factories worldwide., W.L. Gore and Associates

Jan 1 1992Jan 1 1995

Project Engineer, Responsible for designing and developing test equipment for quality control of Gore Products.  Awarded U.S. Patent # 5329807.    Conducted statistical studies and evaluation; developed a sales brochure; supervised construction and manufacture of equipment, and installed machines in our customersʹ factories worldwide., W.L. Gore and Associates

19921995

Development of embedded motor control laboratory allowing world‐wide access to laboratory experiments, Unknown

Mentor for FIRST robotics club at an all‐girls High School, Part Owner of SpringActive, Inc. which develops wearable exoskeletons and bionic ankles, Unknown

General Chair for the ASME IDETC   Mechansims and Robotics Conference, Unknown

2013 International Reviewer for VIACTOR, Unknown

2013 International Reviewer for VIACTORS, Unknown

Development of embedded motor control laboratory allowing world‐wide access to laboratory experiments, Unknown

Mentor for FIRST robotics club at an all‐girls High School, Part Owner of SpringActive, Inc. which develops wearable exoskeletons and bionic ankles, Unknown

General Chair for the ASME IDETC   Mechansims and Robotics Conference, Unknown

2013 International Reviewer for VIACTOR, Unknown

2013 International Reviewer for VIACTORS, Unknown

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Research Output 1991 2017

  • 2882 Citations
  • 28 h-Index
  • 57 Conference contribution
  • 50 Article
  • 9 Patent
  • 4 Chapter

A passive ankle-foot prosthesis with energy return to mimic able-bodied gait

Holgate, R., Sugar, T., Nash, A., Kianpour, J., Johnson, C. T. & Santos, E. Jan 1 2017 41st Mechanisms and Robotics Conference. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Vol. 5A-2017

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Gait
Energy
Testing
Prostheses and Implants
Safety devices
1 Citations

Bioinspired controller based on a phase oscillator

Sugar, T. G. & Redkar, S. 2017 Biosystems and Biorobotics. Springer International Publishing, Vol. 15, p. 1371-1376 6 p. (Biosystems and Biorobotics; vol. 15)

Research output: ResearchChapter

Pendulums
Controllers

Decoupling stiffness from position in joint mechanisms: Applied to powered ankle prosthesis

Holgate, R. & Sugar, T. Jan 1 2017 41st Mechanisms and Robotics Conference. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Vol. 5A-2017

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Decoupling
Stiffness
Actuators
Prostheses and Implants
Corresponding angles

HeSA, hip exoskeleton for superior assistance

Sugar, T. G., Fernandez, E., Kinney, D., Hollander, K. W. & Redkar, S. 2017 Biosystems and Biorobotics. Springer International Publishing, Vol. 16, p. 319-323 5 p. (Biosystems and Biorobotics; vol. 16)

Research output: ResearchChapter

Ball screws
Stairs
Torque
1 Citations

Mechanical specialization of robotic limbs

Cahill, N. M., Ren, Y. & Sugar, T. G. Jul 21 2017 ICRA 2017 - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 4187-4192 6 p. 7989482

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Robotics
Geometry
Subroutines
Gears
Electric power utilization

Projects 2002 2017

Hip Exoskeleton for Superior Assistance (HeSA)

Sugar, T. & Redkar, S. S.

6/23/151/30/17

Project: Research project

University Engineering Design Challenge

Redkar, S. S. & Sugar, T.

8/15/148/14/17

Project: Research project

Four Minute Mile Running (4MM)

Sugar, T. & Redkar, S. S.

1/29/145/31/15

Project: Research project

Tendons
Muscle
Actuators
Engineers
Costs

SPARKY-Spring Ankle with Regenerative Kinematics

Sugar, T.

2/1/077/31/11

Project: Research project