Robert L. Williams II

Ohio University, USA


Robert L. Williams works as a Professor of mechanical engineering at Ohio University, focusing on robotics and haptics research and education. Previously, he worked for 5 years at NASA Langley Research Center as space roboticist. He earned the Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech. Dr. Williams has published 36 journal articles and over 100 conference papers in dynamics, control, robotics, and haptics. He is a reviewer for many journals including ASME and IEEE journals. He has been PI on externally funded projects totaling over $3M. During his time at Ohio University, he has worked two summers each at NASA Kennedy Space Center and Wright-Patterson AFB. During his 2002-2003 sabbatical, he worked for the NIST Intelligent Systems Division in Gaithersburg, MD. Dr. Williams' research interests include parallel robots, cable-suspended robots, mobile robots, and haptics for education and training. Dr. Williams is the ASME advisor for the Ohio University student chapter, he has taught summer robotics programs to middle school students, was the Mathcounts coach for Athens Middle School, and is the TEAMS JETS coach for Athens High School.

Biography Updated on 27 December 2009

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