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Jun Ueda joined the Georgia Tech faculty in May 2008 as Assistant Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering. Prior to his arrival on campus, he was a visiting scholar and lecturer at MIT, where he worked on the development and control of cellular actuators inspired by biological muscle. Ueda developed compliant, large strain piezoelectric actuators and a robust control method called stochastic broadcast feedback.
From 2002 to 2008, Ueda was an assistant professor at Nara Institute of Science and Technology in Japan, where he led a research group dedicated to dynamics and control in robotics, such as robot hand manipulation, tactile sensing and power-assisting. Previously, he worked at the Advanced Technology R&D Center of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation in Japan from 1996 to 2002, where he was involved in a variety of activities including disk drives, machine tools, and satellite tracking antennas.
Ueda's primary research interest is coordinated design of robotic components, such as mechanical and electrical. This coordinated design is the key for new robotics as well as for practical mechatronics in industry. His goal is to establish a theoretical design framework for highly integrated robotic systems, with applications that range from industrial robots to medical and rehabilitation robots to intelligent assistive robots. Robustness against uncertainty of model and environment is crucial for these robots, which work closely with humans or physically interact with humans and environments. Their successful integration relies on the coordinated design of control, structure, actuators and sensors by considering the dynamic interaction among them.
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