Michael Wehner

Michael Wehner

  • Assistant Professor, Computer Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • BE2, 325
  • SOE3
  • 1. Header 2. Research Interests Robotics, human-machine interaction, soft systems, wearables, rehabilitation 3. Employment History In addition to his academic career, Michael Wehner has worked as a consulting engineer for many companies across numerous areas of industry including semiconductor and other capital equipment, medical devices, consumer goods, and robotics. Primarily focused on his role in academia, Michael continues to occasionally consult for industry partners and to volunteer with groups exploring the boundary between art and engineering and promoting STEM/STEAM education via outreach events and workshops. 4. Education Michael Wehner earned his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in 2009. Additionally, he conducted post-doctoral research (2011-2013) and a research fellowship (2013-2017) at Harvard University. 5. Honors and Awards Michael Wehner has earned several awards for his work in soft robotics, occupational wearables, and rehabilitation exoskeletons. 6. Grants 7. Scholarly and Creative Work • Wehner, M., Truby, R. L., Fitzgerald, D. J., Mosadegh, B., Whitesides, G. M., Lewis, J. A., & Wood, R. J. (2016). An integrated design and fabrication strategy for entirely soft, autonomous robots. Nature, 536(7617), 451-455. • Wehner, M., Tolley, M. T., Mengüç, Y., Park, Y. L., Mozeika, A., Ding, Y., ... & Wood, R. J. (2014). Pneumatic energy sources for autonomous and wearable soft robotics. Soft Robotics, 1(4), 263-274. • Tolley, M. T., Shepherd, R. F., Karpelson, M., Bartlett, N. W., Galloway, K. C., Wehner, M., ... & Wood, R. J. (2014, September). An untethered jumping soft robot. In 2014 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (pp. 561-566). IEEE. • Stergiopulos, C., Vogt, D., Tolley, M. T., Wehner, M., Barber, J., Whitesides, G. M., & Wood, R. J. (2014, September). A soft combustion-driven pump for soft robots. In ASME 2014 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems (pp. V002T04A011-V002T04A011). American Society of Mechanical Engineers. • Tolley, M. T., Shepherd, R. F., Mosadegh, B., Galloway, K. C., Wehner, M., Karpelson, M., ... & Whitesides, G. M. (2014). A resilient, untethered soft robot. Soft Robotics, 1(3), 213-223. • Wehner, M., Quinlivan, B., Aubin, P. M., Martinez-Villalpando, E., Baumann, M., Stirling, L., ... & Walsh, C. (2013, May). A lightweight soft exosuit for gait assistance. In Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2013 IEEE International Conference on (pp. 3362-3369). IEEE. • Vogt, D., Menguc, Y., Park, Y. L., Wehner, M., Kramer, R. K., Majidi, C., ... & Wood, R. J. (2013, May). Progress in soft, flexible, and stretchable sensing systems. In Proceedings of the International Workshop on Research Frontiers in Electronics Skin Technology at ICRA (Vol. 13). • Goldfield, E. C., Park, Y. L., Chen, B. R., Hsu, W. H., Young, D., Wehner, M., ... & Nagpal, R. (2012). Bio-inspired design of soft robotic assistive devices: the interface of physics, biology, and behavior. Ecological Psychology, 24(4), 300-327. • Wehner, M. (2012). Man to machine, applications in electromyography. INTECH Open Access Publisher. • Wehner, M., Park, Y. L., Walsh, C., Nagpal, R., Wood, R. J., Moore, T., & Goldfield, E. (2012, June). Experimental characterization of components for active soft orthotics. In 2012 4th IEEE RAS & EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob) (pp. 1586-1592). IEEE. • Wehner, M. (2009). Lower extremity exoskeleton as lift assist device. University of California, Berkeley. • Wehner, M., Rempel, D., & Kazerooni, H. (2009, January). Lower extremity exoskeleton reduces back forces in lifting. In ASME 2009 dynamic systems and control conference (pp. 49-56). American Society of Mechanical Engineers. • Goldman, D. I., Korff, W. L., Wehner, M., Berns, M. S., & Full, R. J. (2006, December). The mechanism of rapid running in weak sand. In Integrative and Comparative Biology (Vol. 46, pp. E50-E50). JOURNALS DEPT, 2001 EVANS RD, CARY, NC 27513 USA: OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC. • Weingarten, J., Komsuoglu, H., Kubow, T., Wehner, M., Jennings, P., Zvarik, N., ... & Full, R. J. (2006, December). Using bio-inspired robots as physical models in the teaching laboratory. In INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY (Vol. 46, pp. E264-E264). JOURNALS DEPT, 2001 EVANS RD, CARY, NC 27513 USA: OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC. 8. Professional Activities 9. University Service 10. Mentoring and Student Advising 11. Teaching:Courses Taught and Other Teaching CMPE 009, Introduction to Statics, Dynamics, & Biomechanics CMPE 215, Models of Robotic Manipulation CMPE 118, Introduction to Mechatronics
  • Robotics, human-machine interaction, soft systems, wearables, rehabilitation

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