Dr. Homayoon Kazerooni
is one of the world’s leading experts in Robotics Human Augmentation
and has over 30 years of Mechanical Engineering
experience. He holds a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from MIT. Dr. Kazerooni is a Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of California, Berkeley, and is the director of the Berkeley Robotics and Human Engineering Laboratory, affectionately known as "KAZ LAB".
Dr. Kazerooni has published over two hundred articles on Robotics, Product Design, Control Sciences, Mechatronics, and Human-Machine Systems. He is the holder of over fifteen pertinent patents and extensive litigation support experience on Intellectual Property and Product Liability including a great number of depositions and testimony at trial. Dr. Kazerooni represents both Plaintiff and Defense.
Research Interests Include
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- Human-Machine Systems
- Machine Design
- Automated Manufacturing
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Recently, with the progress of computers, robot manipulators have obtained some abilities of perception and judgmenl. However, it st ill remains a dream that robots have the same or more nexible intelligence than humans. In the mean time, the physical ability of a robot manipulmor is superior in cases such as carrying heavy loads.
Many places in the world are too rugged or enclosed for vehicles to access. Even today, material transport to such areas is limited to manual labor and beasts of burden.
The primary Objective of the Berkeley lower Extremity Exoskeleton (BLEEX) Project at the University of California, Berkeley is to develop fundamental technologies associated with the design and control of energetically autonomous lower extremity exoskeletons that augment human strength and endurance during locomotion.