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John P Swensen - Assistant Professor

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John P Swensen - Assistant Professor

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John P Swensen

Contact Information:

office Dana 239E
telephone 509 335 1031
e-mail john.swensen@wsu.edu
Postal mail John P Swensen
School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Washington State University
PO BOX 642920
Pullman, WA 99164-2920
Research Website M3 Robotics: labs.wsu.edu/M3Robotics

Joined MME in 2015;
Ph.D. received from The Johns Hopkins University, 2012.

Modeling, Motion, and Medical (M3) Robotics Laboratory

Research Interests:

  • Medical robotics
    • Steerable Needles
    • Compliant devices
  • Tunably compliant mechanisms
  • Modular robotics
    • Compliant ensembles
    • Smart materials in robotics

Recent Publications:

  • Swensen JP, Odhner LU, Araki B, Dollar AM. Printing Three-Dimensional Electrical Traces in Additive Manufactured Parts for Injection of Low Melting Temperature Metals. ASME. J. Mechanisms Robotics. 2015;7(2):021004-021004-10. doi:10.1115/1.4029435.
  • J. P. Swensen and A. M. Dollar. Optimization of parallel spring antagonists for nitinol shape memory alloy actuators. Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2014 IEEE International Conference on, pp. 63456349, May 2014.
  • J. P. Swensen, A. I. Nawroj, P. E. I. Pounds, and A. M. Dollar. Active cells for redundant and configurable articulated structures. Smart Materials and Structures 23(10):104003, 2014.
  • Swensen, J.P.; MingDe Lin; Okamura, A.M.; Cowan, N.J., "Torsional Dynamics of Steerable Needles: Modeling and Fluoroscopic Guidance," Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on, vol.61, no.11, pp.2707,2717, Nov. 2014. doi: 10.1109/TBME.2014.2326161
  • A. I. Nawroj, J. P. Swensen, and A. M. Dollar. Electrically conductive bulk composites through a contact-connected aggregate. PLoS ONE 8(12):e82260, 12 2013.
  • J. P. Swensen and A. M. Dollar. The connectedness of packed circles and spheres with application to conductive cellular materials. PLoS ONE 7(12):e51695, 12 2012.

Publications listed at Google Scholar:

23 Titles in date order
List format:
 Title (Link to document)
 Authors
 Source Publication
Cited by Year
Toward Modular Active-Cell Robots (MACROs): SMA Cell Design and Modeling of Compliant, Articulated Meshes
AI Nawroj, JP Swensen, AM Dollar
IEEE Transactions on Robotics , 2017
  2017
Design and Experimentation of a Tunably-Compliant Robotic Finger Using Low Melting Point Metals
H Joo, JP Swensen
ASME 2016 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent ... , 2016
  2016
Design of Mesoscale Active Cells for Networked, Compliant Robotic Structures
AI Nawroj, JP Swensen, AM Dollar
2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) , 2015
1 2015
Printing three-dimensional electrical traces in additive manufactured parts for injection of low melting temperature metals
JP Swensen, LU Odhner, B Araki, AM Dollar
Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics 7 (2), 021004 , 2015
9 2015
Injected 3D Electrical Traces in Additive Manufactured Parts with Low Melting Temperature Metals
JP Swensen, LU Odhner, B Araki, AM Dollar
2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 988 - 995 , 2015
2 2015
Torsional dynamics of steerable needles: modeling and fluoroscopic guidance
JP Swensen, MD Lin, AM Okamura, NJ Cowan
IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering 61 (11), 2707-2717 , 2014
8 2014
Active cells for redundant and configurable articulated structures
JP Swensen, AI Nawroj, PEI Pounds, AM Dollar
Smart Materials and Structures 23 (10), 104003 , 2014
  2014
Development of Active-Cells for Macroscopically Deformable Structures
AI Nawroj, JP Swensen, AM Dollar
ASME 2014 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent ... , 2014
  2014
Optimization of parallel spring antagonists for Nitinol shape memory alloy actuators
JP Swensen, AM Dollar
Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2014 IEEE International Conference on, 6345-6349 , 2014
1 2014
Simple, scalable active cells for articulated robot structures
JP Swensen, AI Nawroj, PEI Pounds, AM Dollar
Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2014 IEEE International Conference on, 1241-1246 , 2014
5 2014
Electrically Conductive Bulk Composites through a Contact-Connected Aggregate
AI Nawroj, JP Swensen, AM Dollar
PloS one 8 (12), e82260 , 2013
2 2013
Design of a Bulk Conductive Polymer Using Embedded Macroscopic Copper Cells
AI Nawroj, JP Swensen, AM Dollar
ASME 2013 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent ... , 2013
  2013
Active-Cells for the Construction of Redundant and Configurable Articulated Structures
JP Swensen, AM Dollar
Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems , 2013
4 2013
The connectedness of packed circles and spheres with application to conductive cellular materials
JP Swensen, AM Dollar
PloS one 7 (12), e51695 , 2012
7 2012
Towards Hyper-redundant and Super-configurable Articulated Structures
JP Swensen, AM Dollar
ASME 2012 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent ... , 2012
2 2012
An almost global estimator on SO (3) with measurement on S 2
JP Swensen, NJ Cowan
American Control Conference (ACC), 2012, 1780-1786 , 2012
9 2012
Torsional dynamics compensation enhances robotic control of tip-steerable needles
JP Swensen, NJ Cowan
Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2012 IEEE International Conference on, 1601-1606 , 2012
11 2012
Torsional dynamics and rotational estimation of tip-steerable needles
JP Swensen
Dissertation Abstracts International 73 (12) , 2011
3 2011
Empirical characterization of convergence properties for kernel-based visual servoing
JP Swensen, V Kallem, NJ Cowan
Visual Servoing via Advanced Numerical Methods, 23-38 , 2010
11 2010
Closed-form differential kinematics for concentric-tube continuum robots with application to visual servoing
R Webster, J Swensen, J Romano, N Cowan
Experimental Robotics, 485-494 , 2009
52 2009
Kernel-based visual servoing
V Kallem, M Dewan, JP Swensen, GD Hager, NJ Cowan
Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2007. IROS 2007. IEEE/RSJ International ... , 2007
70 2007
Demonstration of the James Webb Space Telescope commissioning on the JWST testbed telescope
DS Acton, T Towell, J Schwenker, J Swensen, D Shields, E Sabatke, ...
SPIE Astronomical Telescopes+ Instrumentation, 62650R-62650R-8 , 2006
22 2006
Active Cannulas: Applications to Steerable Needles
JP Swensen, R Webster III, NJ Cowan
 

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