• 3052 Citations
  • 29 h-Index
1991 …2020
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Personal profile

Education/Academic qualification

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

… → 1999

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

… → 1992

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

… → 1991

B.S. in Economics, University of Pennsylvania

… → 1991

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 2018

  • 3052 Citations
  • 29 h-Index
  • 57 Conference contribution
  • 51 Article
  • 9 Patent
  • 5 Chapter

Wearable Robotics for Motion Assistance and Rehabilitation [TC Spotlight]

Mohammed, S., Moreno, J. C., Sugar, T., Hasegawa, Y., Vitiello, N., Wang, Q. & Walsh, C. J. Mar 1 2018 In : IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine. 25, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Patient rehabilitation
Robotics

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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Gait
Safety devices
Testing
Energy
Slope
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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Pendulums
Controllers

Conclusion: Related research projects and future directions

Sharbafi, M. A., Seyfarth, A., Hosoda, K. & Sugar, T. G. Nov 22 2017 Bioinspired Legged Locomotion: Models, Concepts, Control and Applications. Elsevier Inc., p. 640-657 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Decoupling
Stiffness
Actuators
Corresponding angles
Actuator

Projects 2002 2020