About Me

I am a Postdoc in the CHARM lab in the Mechanical Engineering department at Stanford University.

Research Interest

I am interested in inventive robotic technologies to help humanity. Specifically, soft and continuum robots, bio-inspired designs, and wearable technologies.

Publications

  1. L. H. Blumenschein*, L. Gan*, J. Fan, A. M. Okamura and E. W. Hawkes (2018) A Tip-Extending Soft Robot Enables Reconfigurable and Deployable Antennas. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 3(2):949-956.
  2. L. Gan, L. H. Blumenschein, Z. Huang, A. M. Okamura, E. W. Hawkes and J. Fan (Submitted) 3D Electromagnetic Reconfiguration Enabled by Soft Continuum Robots.
  3. D. P. Losey, L. H. Blumenschein, J. Clark, and M. K. O’Malley (2019) Improving Short- Term Retention after Robotic Rehabilitation by Leveraging Fixed-Gain Controllers. Journal of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Engineering.
  4. J. D. Greer, L. H. Blumenschein, R. Alterovitz, E. W. Hawkes and A. M. Okamura (Submitted) Robust Navigation of a Soft Growing Robot by Exploiting Contact with the Environment.
  5. M. M. Coad, L. H. Blumenschein, S. Cutler, J. A. Reyna Zepeda, N. D. Naclerio, H. El-Hussieny, U. Mehmood, J.-H. Ryu, E. W. Hawkes and A. M. Okamura (2019) Vine Robots: Design, Teleoperation, and Deployment for Navigation and Exploration. IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine (in press).
  6. E. W. Hawkes, L. H. Blumenschein, J. D. Greer and A. M. Okamura(2017) A soft robot that navigates its environment through growth. Science Robotics, 2(8):eaan3028.
  7. L. H. Blumenschein, Y. Menguc (2019) Generalized Delta Mechanisms from Soft Actuators. In IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft), pages 249-256.
  8. L. H. Blumenschein, N. S. Usevitch, B. Do, E. W. Hawkes and A. M. Okamura (2018) Helical actuation on a soft inflated robot body. In IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft), pages 245-252.
  9. L. H. Blumenschein, A. M. Okamura and E. W. Hawkes(2017) Modeling of Bioinspired Apical Extension in a Soft Robot. In Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems. Living Machines 2017, pages 522-53. Springer.
  10. L. H. Blumenschein, C. G. McDonald and M. K. O’Malley (2017) A cable-based series elastic actuator with conduit sensor for wearable exoskeletons. In IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pages 6687-6693.
  11. F. Stroppa, M. Luo, K. Yoshida, M. M. Coad, L. H. Blumenschein and A. M. Okamura (Submitted) Human Interface for Teleoperated Object Manipulation with a Soft Growing Robot.
  12. M. M. Coad, R. P. Thomasson, L. H. Blumenschein, N. S. Usevitch, E. W. Hawkes and A. M. Okamura (Submitted) Retraction of Soft Growing Robots without Buckling.
  13. J. D. Greer, L. H. Blumenschein, A. M. Okamura and E. W. Hawkes(2018) Obstacle-Aided Navigation of a Soft Growing Robot.In IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, in press.
  14. N. Agharese, T. Cloyd, L. H. Blumenschein, M. Raitor, E. W. Hawkes, H. Culbertson and A. M. Okamura (2018) HapWRAP: Soft Growing Wearable Haptic Device. In IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, in press.
  15. D. P. Losey, L. H. Blumenschein, and M. K. O’Malley (2016) Improving the retention of motor skills after reward-based reinforcement by incorporating haptic guidance and error augmentation. In IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob), pages 857-863.

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