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Locations

Moscow

Mechanical Engineering
Phone: (208) 885-6579
Toll-free: 88-88-UIDAHO
Fax: (208) 885-9031
Email: medept@uidaho.edu

Engineering Physics (EP)
Room 324K

875 Perimeter Drive MS 0902
Moscow, ID 83844-0902

Boise

Contact Denise Engebrecht
Phone: (208) 364-6123
Fax: (208) 364-3160
Email: denisee@uidaho.edu

Idaho Water Center
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702

uidaho.edu/boise-engineering

Idaho Falls

Contact Debbie Caudle
Phone: (208) 282-7983
Fax: (208) 282-7929
Email: debrac@uidaho.edu

1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

Distance Education

Engineering Outreach
Phone: (208) 885-6373
Toll-free: (800) 824-2889
Fax: (208) 885-9249
E-mail: outreach@uidaho.edu

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Eric Wolbrecht

Eric Wolbrecht, Ph.D.


Office: EP 324P
Phone: 208-885-0348
Email: ewolbrec@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: 875 Perimeter Drive, MS 0902

Moscow, Idaho 83844-0902

College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Assistant Professor

Home Town: Portland, OR
Campus Locations: Moscow
With UI Since 2007


  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Robotics
    • Nonlinear and Adaptive Control
    • Control of Pneumatic Actuators
    • Motor Learning
    • Neurorehabilitation
  • Biography

    Eric T.Wolbrecht received the B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN, in 1996, the M.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Oregon State University, Corvallis, in 1998, and the Ph.D. degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering from the University of California, Irvine, in 2007. He has worked as an engineer for John Deere and Yamaha.

  • Selected Publications
    • Folk, B. G., Wolbrecht, E. An Accelerometer Configuration for Reference Frame Independent Linear State Estimation. submitted to IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics.
    • Wolbrecht, E., Reinkensmeyer, D. J., Bobrow, J. E. (2009). Pneumatic Control of Robots for Rehabilitation. The International Journal of Robotics Research.
    • Wolbrecht, E., Reinkensmeyer, D. J., Bobrow, J. E. (2008). Optimizing Compliant, Model-Based Robotic Assistance to Promote Neurorehabilitation. Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, IEEE Transactions on, 16(3), 286-297.
    • Reinkensmeyer, D. J., Maier, M. A., Guigon, E., Chan, V., Akoner, O. Mine, Wolbrecht, E., Cramer, S. C., Bobrow, J. E. (2009). Do Robotic and Non-Robotic Arm Movement Training Drive Motor Recovery after Stroke by a Common Neural Mechanism? Experimental Evidence and a Computational Model. Minneapolis, MN: 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS).
    • Klein, J., Spencer, S. J., Allington, J., Minakata, K., Wolbrecht, E., Smith, R., Bobrow, J. E., Reinkensmeyer, D. J. (2008). Biomimetic Orthosis for the Neurorehabilitation of the Elbow and Shoulder (BONES) (pp. 535-541). Scottsdale, AZ: 2nd IEEE RAS & EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob).
    • Reinkensmeyer, D. J., Wolbrecht, E., Bobrow, J. E. (2007). A Computational Model of Human-Robot Load Sharing during Robot-Assisted Arm Movement Training after Stroke (pp. 4019-4023). Lyon, France: 29th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS).
    • Reinkensmeyer, D. J., Galvez, J. A., Marchal, L., Wolbrecht, E., Bobrow, J. E. (2007). Some Key Problems for Robot-Assisted Movement Therapy Research: A Perspective from the University of California at Irvine (pp. 1009-1015). Noordwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands: IEEE 10th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR).
    • Wolbrecht, E., Chan, V., Le, V., Cramer, S. C., Reinkensmeyer, D. J., Bobrow, J. E. (2007). Real-Time Computer Modeling of Weakness Following Stroke Optimizes Robotic Assistance for Movement Therapy (pp. 152 - 158). Kohala Coast, Hawaii: Proceedings of the 3rd International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering (CNE).
    • Wolbrecht, E., Leavitt, J., Reinkensmeyer, D. J., Bobrow, J. E. (2006). Control of a Pneumatic Orthosis for Upper Extremity Stroke Rehabilitation (pp. 2687-2693). New York City, New York: 28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS).
    • Sanchez, R. J., Wolbrecht, E., Smith, R., Liu, J., Rao, S., Cramer, S., Rahman, T., Bobrow, J. E., Reinkensmeyer, D. J. (2005). A Pneumatic Robot for Re-Training Arm Movement after Stroke: Rationale and Mechanical Design (pp. 500- 504). Chicago, IL: 9th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR).
  • Research Projects
    • A Robotic Test Bed for Determining Energy Optimal Walking Gaits for Compliant Wheeled Walking in Varied Terrains
    • Determinants of the Effectiveness of Robot-Assisted Hand Movement Training
    • State Estimation for Navigation and Post-Process Path Determination of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
  • Awards and Honors
    • Graduate Fellowship, 3rd International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering. (May 2, 2007)
    • Department Fellowship, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UC Irvine. (September 1, 2006)
    • GAAN Fellowship, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UC Irvine. (September 1, 2003).

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