Yonas Tadesse is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering. His research interests include:
- Humanoid robotics
- Emerging applications of smart materials, sensors and actuators
- Systems and mechatronics
- Multimodal energy harvesting, modeling, controls and biomimetics
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Fabrication of Polylactide/Carbon Nanopowder Filament Using Melt Extrusion and Filament Characterization for 3D Printing In this study, less expensive mesoporous nano carbon (NC) infused in polylactide (PLA) thermoplastic filaments were fabricated to improve the electrical properties and maintaining sufficient strength for 3D printing. ...
This paper describes the design and experimental analysis of novel artificial muscles, made of twisted and coiled nylon fibers, for powering a biomimetic robotic hand. The design is based on circulating hot and cold water ...
A soft robotic device inspired by the pumping action of a biological heart is presented in this study. Developing artificial heart to a humanoid robot enables us to make a better biomedical device for ultimate use in humans. ...
The Mechanical Design of a Humanoid Robot with Flexible Skin Sensor for use in Psychiatric Therapy In this paper, a humanoid robot is presented for ultimate use in the rehabilitation of children with mental disorders, such as autism. Creating affordable and efficient humanoids could assist the therapy in psychiatric ...