Assistive robotic devices have the potential to improve the quality of life and reduce the risk of injury. This could be in rehabilitation allowing patients to exercises in their home, reducing financial burdens and increasing the quantity and quality of the exercises performed. The same ideas can be applied to industry reducing the risk of injury and improving worker endurance.
My work has been focusing on the development of affordable, accessible robotic technologies. This has led to the development of Variable Dynamic Actuators and the APEX Exoskeleton.
“Passive Knee Assistance Affects Full-Body Biomechanics during Sit-to-Stand” (In Review)
Seko, Sarah, Robert Peter Matthew, Raziel Riemer, Ruzena Bajcsy, In Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2019 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE, 2019
“A Semi-Active Control Method for Pneumatic Actuators with Evolutionary Algorithm” (accepted)
Kaneishi, Daisuke, Robert Peter Matthew, Michael K. Estrada, Masayoshi Tomizuka, IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft), 2019
“Characterization of Active/Passive Pneumatic Actuators for Assistive Devices” (link)
Kaneishi, Daisuke, Robert Peter Matthew, and Masayoshi Tomizuka, In Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on. IEEE, 2018
“Optimal Control Parameterization for Active/Passive EXoskeleton with Variable Impedance Actuator” (link)
Kaneishi, Daisuke, Robert Peter Matthew, and Masayoshi Tomizuka, 2018 7th IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (Biorob), Enschede, 2018, pp. 713-719.
“Introduction and initial exploration of an active/passive exoskeleton framework for portable assistance.” (link)
Matthew, Robert Peter, Eric John Mica, Waiman Meinhold, Joel Alfredo Loeza, Masayoshi Tomizuka, and Ruzena Bajcsy, In Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on, pp. 5351-5356. IEEE, 2015
“Initial investigation into the effect of an Active/Passive exoskeleton on hammer curl performance in healthy subjects.” (link)
Matthew, Robert Peter, Eric John Mica, Waiman Meinhold, Joel Alfredo Loeza, Masayoshi Tomizuka, and Ruzena Bajcsy, In Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, pp. 3607-3610. IEEE, 2015
 Semi-passive control system and method for assistive orthoses (WO 2016134103 A1) (link)
Robert P. Matthew, Eric J. Mica, Waiman Meinhold, Joel A. Loeza, Ruzena Bajcsy, and Masayoshi Tomizuka