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 Expert  715804

Expert in Machine Design, Automation, Intellectual Property, Product Liability, Robotics, Product Design, Cont

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California (CA)
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Expert has had many years of experience in machine design. This has included machine life analysis and the design of DC motors, hydraulic systems, fasteners, bearings, compact transmission systems, and couplings. He has designed and built several robotic systems under various federal contracts. He has been teaching several graduate and undergraduate design courses at the Expert's University.

direct-current motor design


machine design

Expert has extensive knowledge of the control of mechanical and manufacturing processes. His areas of expertise are multivariable control, nonlinear control, and process control. He has developed various control algorithms for robotic systems. He has taught several graduate and undergraduate courses on various topics in control theory and application.

control theory


nonlinear control

Expert's substantial experience in robotics includes robot kinematics, robot dynamics and control, telerobotic systems, vibrations, motor design, sensor design, force control, and trajectory control. He has designed and built several direct-drive/non-direct-drive multi-degree-of-freedom hydraulic/electric robotic systems under various federal contracts. He has also designed and built several exoskeletons. These are robotic systems worn by humans to increase human mechanical ability. In such a device, the human intellect serves as the central control for manipulating the exoskeleton. Expert holds several U.S. patents on his robotics designs.



robot design

Expert has developed several control algorithms which prevent human induced instability in exoskeletons, hand controllers, and telerobotic systems. He has conducted projects under NASA contracts on human-machine interaction issues related to telerobotic systems.

man-machine system

Expert has designed and built active exercise machines which may be programmed to give the human arm a sensation of the forces associated with various arbitrary maneuvers. For example, these machines can give the human the sensation that he/she is maneuvering a mass or pushing onto a spring or a damper. Generally, the machines may be programmed for any trajectory-dependent force.

exercise machine

Expert has considerable knowledge of automated robotic deburring and grinding. He has developed two robotic deburring cells which deburr the part edges automatically. He has designed and built several passive and active end-effectors for robotic metal removal processes. He currently is designing a robotic deburring cell for Samsung, Inc.



mechanical deburring

Expert has had broad experience in the dynamics, control, and design of valves and various hydraulic rotary and linear actuators. He has designed and built several hydraulic robotic systems and has conducted several projects on system identification and control of hydraulic actuation systems. His latest work on hydraulics has resulted in a six-degree-of-freedom hydraulic robotic system. He has taught a course in hydraulic design and control.


fluid power


hydraulic actuator

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California;  San Francisco, California;  Sacramento, California;  Oakland, California;  Stockton, California;  Fremont, California;  Modesto, California;  Salinas, California;  Santa Rosa, California;  and Hayward, California.

Often requested
with this expert:

Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Pumps, Valves, Hydrostatic Drives...
Motor and Generator Design and Development
Brushless DC Motors
DC Motor Design/ Application

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1985   PhD   Mechanical Engineering   MIT  
1982   MS   Mechanical Engineering   MIT  
1980   MSME   Mechanical Engineering   University of Wisconsin-Madison  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1991 to


(Undisclosed University)


Mechanical Engineering




1985 to 1991


University of Minnesota


Mechanical Engineering




Associate Professor, 1989-91; Assistant Professor; 1985-89.

Career Accomplishments:

Outstanding ASME Investigator Award 1995, O. Hugo Schuck 1989 Best Paper Award, and guest speaker at various locations.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has 14 patents and 160 publications to date.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control  
 - IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in 3000 HP DC motors for consulting on suggestions and improvements to increase the reliability.
  • PVC extrusion expert for consulting on coating industry involving automation and robotics.
  • Expert for consulting on Compact rotary speed control system.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in mechanical engineering for consulting on fire risk product analysis.
  • Expert in robotics for consulting on patent infringement designing robotic arms for picking, moving and storing items.
  • Expert in hydraulic press machinery to evaluate overall functioning of machine and tooling of machine for litigation case.
  • Expert in robotics for consulting on explosion-proof requirements for a robot used in an hazardous/explosive environment.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language  
Persian and Turkish  


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