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Robotics; walking and running robots; dynamics and control; snowboard analysis; international engineering education.

Keith Buffinton
Professor of mechanical engineering and interim dean of the College of Engineering
Phone: 570-577-1581
Accomplishments/areas of interest/selected publications: $800,000 grant to study "Unmanned Ground Vehicle Mobility in Urban Terrain" from the U.S. Department of Defense for 2008-09. Consultant to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology to work on "Dynamic Locomotion with Quadrupeds: Energy Efficient Locomotion by Exploiting Passive Dynamics." Guest Professor Fellowship, Institut fr Robotik und Intelligente Systeme, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, 2007. Visiting Professorship, Stanford University, 2007. Award for "Outstanding Achievement in Mechanical Engineering Practice" presented by Tufts University Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2004. "Outstanding Paper Award" presented by the Engineering Management Division of the American Society for Engineering Education, 2002 and 2003. "Star Performers Award for Innovation" presented by the Small Business Development Center of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for "Snowboard Research and Development," 2000.

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Video: These 'bots were made for walking.

Last updated 12/29/2009

Robotics; "mechatronix"; computer-aided engineering, design and materials testing; computer-controlled instrumentation

Steve Shooter
Professor of mechanical engineering
Phone: 570-577-1913
Accomplishments/areas of interest/selected publications: Focuses on "mechatronix" (the design of machines/products involving mechanical systems, electronics and intelligent control); teaches innovative classes in which students have designed and built robotic devices to test snowboards and an innovative new kind of bicycle transmission; involved in the construction of an all-terrain vehicle for annual college competition; has been involved in many projects with Bucknell's Small Business Development Center and the state's Ben Franklin Partnership Program; in collaboration with NIST colleagues, received an ASME best-paper award in 2000.

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Last updated 12/16/2010


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