My research focuses on understanding how people move and developing methods to enhance mobility in able-bodied individuals and restore mobility to those with gait impairments.
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2017
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2013
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Rice University, 2011
Honors and Awards
Bertucci Graduate Fellowship, 2013
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, 2011
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Scholarship, Pittsburgh Chapter, 2011
Jackson, R. W., Collins, S. H. Heuristic-based ankle exoskeleton control for co-adaptive assistance of human locomotion. Transactions on neural systems and rehabilitation engineering, 2019.
Jackson, R. W., Dembia, C. L., Delp, S. L., Collins, S. H. Muscle-tendon mechanics explain unexpected effects of exoskeleton assistance on metabolic rate during walking. Journal of Experimental Biology, 2017.
Zhang, J., Fiers, P., Witte, K. A., Jackson, R. W., Poggensee, K. L., Atkeson, C. G., Collins, S. H. Human-in-the-loop optimization of exoskeleton assistance. Science, 2017.
Jackson, R. W., Collins, S. H. An experimental comparison of the relative benefits of work and torque assistance in ankle exoskeletons. Journal of Applied Physiology, 2015.