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1984 …2021

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Research Interests

Professor Colgate's principal research interest is human-robot interaction. He has worked extensively in the areas of haptic (touch) interface, remote manipulation, and advanced prosthetics.  He, along with collaborator Michael Peshkin, is the inventor of a broad class of collaborative robots known as “cobots.” In recent years, Professor Colgate’s research has focused on bringing haptic feedback to touch-based interfaces such as touch screens and touch pads.

Education/Academic qualification

Mechanical Engineering, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

… → 1988

Mechanical Engineering, SM, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

… → 1986

Physics, SB, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

… → 1983

Research interests

  • Cobotics
  • Haptic interface
  • Human-machine systems
  • Physical systems modeling


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