• 7308 Citations
1984 …2020

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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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  • Research Output

    Closed Loop Application of Electroadhesion for Increased Precision in Texture Rendering

    Grigorii, R. V. & Colgate, J. E., Jan 1 2020, In : IEEE Transactions on Haptics. 13, 1, p. 253-258 6 p., 8986537.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Electrowetting: a consideration in electroadhesion

    Li, X., Choi, C., Ma, Y., Boonpuek, P., Felts, J. R., Mullenbach, J., Shultz, C., Colgate, J. E. & Hipwell, M. C., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : IEEE Transactions on Haptics.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Localizable Button Click Rendering via Active Lateral Force Feedback

    Xu, H., Klatzky, R. L., Peshkin, M. A. & Colgate, E., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : IEEE Transactions on Haptics.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Localized Rendering of Button Click Sensation via Active Lateral Force Feedback

    Xu, H., Klatzky, R. L., Peshkin, M. A. & Colgate, J. E., Jul 2019, 2019 IEEE World Haptics Conference, WHC 2019. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 509-514 6 p. 8816158. (2019 IEEE World Haptics Conference, WHC 2019).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Stiction rendering in touch

    Grigorii, R. V., Peshkin, M. A. & Colgate, J. E., Jul 2019, 2019 IEEE World Haptics Conference, WHC 2019. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 13-18 6 p. 8816135. (2019 IEEE World Haptics Conference, WHC 2019).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • 3 Scopus citations