Engineering the Sense of Touch

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Jeremy D. Brown, John C. Malone Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, is making significant strides in advancing the science of touch in human-robot interaction. Specifically, his research group, the Haptics and Medical Robotics (HAMR) Laboratory, seeks to generate and discover fundamental principles governing haptic (touch) feedback and apply these principles to the development of robotic haptic interfaces that restore and enhance human dexterity.

During this talk, Jeremy will explain the foundations of touch perception and haptic feedback. He will then expound on robotic applications where touch is essential, including upper-limb prostheses and minimally invasive surgical robotics.

To learn more about the HAMR lab, visit their website here:

ABOUT Jeremy Brown
John C. Malone Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering

Jeremy D. Brown, the John C. Malone Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, explores the interface between humans and robotics, with a specific focus on medical applications and haptic feedback.

Brown’s research sits at the intersection of engineering, biomechatronics, medicine, and psychophysics. He develops novel haptic interfaces for upper-limb prosthetics and minimally invasive surgical robotics. Applications of this research include giving amputees a sense of touch through their prostheses, and helping surgeons use surgical robots to improve their accuracy and precision when performing delicate procedures.

Brown is a graduate of the Atlanta University Center’s Dual Degree Engineering Program, earning bachelor’s degrees in Applied Physics and Mechanical Engineering from Morehouse College and the University of Michigan, respectively. He received his MSE and PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan, where he worked on haptic feedback for upper-extremity prosthetic devices. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins in 2017, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Pennsylvania.

 Event Date
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Start Time: 12:00pm EDT
End Time: 1:00pm EDT

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Baltimore, MD 21218

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