Robert C. Greenheck Chair in Design and Manufacturing
Ph.D., 1991, Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University
M.S., 1988, Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University
B.S., 1981, Mechanical Engineering, Marquette University
- Intelligent design of multi-dimensional mechanical behavior (kinematics and admittance/impedance) for application in physically interacting systems. Current applications include: robotics (e.g., force-guided assembly, grasping), prosthetics (bionic joints), manufacturing (e.g., fixturing, material removal), and vibration isolation (e.g., vehicle/seat suspension design)
- Implementation of the appropriate linear and nonlinear multi-dimensional mechanical behavior through passive mechanism design, programmable (selectable or semi-active) passive mechanical component design, and active controller design
"A Computationally Efficient Planar Rigid Body Distance Metric" J.M. Schimmels and L. E. Criales Proceedings of the ASME 2009 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. (accepted for publication).
"Admittance Selection Conditions for Frictionless Force-Guided Assembly of Polyhedral Parts in Two Single-Point Principle Contacts" S. Huang and J.M. Schimmels. IEEE Transactions on Robotics (April 2008), Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 461-468.
"Explicit Development of Engineering Skills and Characteristics in the Freshman Year"J.M. Schimmels. Proceedings of the 2007 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition (on CD-ROM), AC 2007-1866, Honolulu, HI.
"Spatial Admittance Selection Conditions for Frictionless Force-Guided Assembly of Polyhedral Parts in Single Principle Contacts" S. Huang and J.M. Schimmels. IEEE Transactions on Robotics (April 2006), Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 225-239.
"The Motion of a Compliantly Suspended Rigid Body Constrained by Multi-Point Frictional Contact" S. Huang and J.M. Schimmels. ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control (December 2005), Vol. 127, No. 4, pp. 623-632