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Steven Collins - Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Bio-X Affiliated Faculty

Dr. Collins's primary focus is to speed and systematize the design and prescription of prostheses and exoskeletons using versatile device emulator hardware and human-in-the-loop optimization algorithms. Another focus is efficient autonomous devices, such as highly energy-efficient walking robots and exoskeletons that use no energy yet reduce the metabolic energy cost of human walking. He is a member of the Scientific Board of Dynamic Walking and an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Robotics Research. He has received the Young Scientist Award from the American Society of Biomechanics, the Best Medical Devices Paper from the International Conference on Robotics and Automation, and the student-voted Professor of the Year in his department.