- Professor, Computer Engineering
- Open Door Policy - All day; Every day; As long as the door is open
- Jacob Rosen is a professor at the Department of Computer Engineering, University of California - Santa Cruz (UCSC). His research interests focus on medical robotics, biorobotics, human centered robotics, surgical robotics, wearable robotics, rehabilitation robotics, neural control, and human-machine interface. Dr. Rosen received his B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering, M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Biomedical Engineering from Tel-Aviv University in 1987, 1993 and 1997 respectively. From 1987 to 1992 he served as an officer in the IDF studying human-machine interfaces. From 1993 to 1997 he was a research associate developing and studying the EMG based powered Exoskeleton at the Biomechanics Laboratory, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tel-Aviv University. During the same period of time he held a position in a startup company developing innovative orthopedic spine/pelvis implants. From 1997 to 2000 he was a Post-Doc at the departments of Electrical Engineering and Surgery, University of Washington while developing surgical robotic and medical simulation systems. From 2001- 2008 he served as a faculty member at the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington in Seattle with adjunct appointments with the Departments of Surgery, and Mechanical Engineering. Since 2008 he has been directing the Bionics lab at University of California - Santa Cruz (UCSC). Dr. Rosen developed several key systems in the field of medical robotics such as the Blue and the Red Dragon for minimally invasive surgical skill evaluation that is commercialized by Simulab as the “Edge”, Raven – a surgical robotic system for telesurgery, several generations of upper and lower limb exoskeletons and most recently the Exo-UL7 – a two wearable robotic systems. He is a co-author of 70 manuscripts in the field of medical robotics and a co-author and co-editor of a book entitled “Surgical Robotics – Systems, Applications, and Visions” published by Springer.
- Biorobotics; Human centered robotics, medical robotics (surgery and rehabilitation), wearable robotics (exoskeleton), teleoperation, haptics and virtual reality, biomechanics, neuromuscular control, and human-machine interfaces
- Rosen Jacob, Blake Hannaford, Doc at a Distance, IEEE Spectrum, pp. 34-38, October, 2006
- Perry Joel, Janet Powell, Jacob Rosen, Isotropy of an Upper Limb Exoskeleton and the Kinematics and Dynamics of the Human Arm, Journal of Applied Bionics and Biomechanics, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 175–191, June 2009
- Pablo Garcia, Jacob Rosen, Chetan Kapoor, Mark Noakes, Greg Elbert, Michael Treat, Tim Ganous, Matt Hanson, Joe Manak, Chris Hasser, David Rohler, Richard Satava, Trauma Pod: a semi-automated telerobotic surgical system, The International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 136-146, June, 2009
- Rosen Jacob, and J.C. Perry, Upper Limb Powered Exoskeleton, Journal of Humanoid Robotics, Vol. 4, No. 3 (2007) 1–20
- Rosen Jacob, Jeffrey D. Brown, Lily Chang, Mika N. Sinanan Blake Hannaford, Generalized Approach for Modeling Minimally Invasive Surgery as a Stochastic Process Using a Discrete Markov Model, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering Vol. 53, No. 3, March 2006, pp. 399 - 413.
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