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Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Robotics and Control
PhD, Robotics, Carnegie Mellon University, 2008
MS, Robotics, Carnegie Mellon University, 2004
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2001
At OSU since 2008.
Dr. Hurst's research interest is in controlled, highly dynamic systems, and more specifically, in robots that move swiftly and require careful mechanical design due to fundamental limitations such as motor inertia and torque limits. He is currently focused on legged locomotion, which is an example of a system that pushes many actuator limits due to the impacts and large energy transfer of a running gait. Applications in force control are closely related.