Anne E MartinAssistant Professor – Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Pennsylvania State University
Anne Martin’s research is anchored on understanding the causes of and developing interventions for impaired human locomotion by applying nonlinear, robot control theory to human gait. To accomplish this, she is developing novel modeling and control techniques, systematically quantifying the effects of differing walking strategies via simulation studies, and translating the findings into clinical interventions. To date, her research has focused on the development of highly accurate, yet computationally inexpensive, predictive models of robot, healthy human, and human amputee walking. The models have been validated using both robotic hardware experiments and human subject studies. The results have implications for the design and control of robots, lower-limb prostheses, and lower-limb exoskeletons.
She is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame in 2014 under the direction of James Schmiedeler. She was a post-doctoral research associate in the Locomotor Control Systems Laboratory at the University of Texas at Dallas under the direction of Robert Gregg from 2014-2015.