Richard Adams

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control of haptic interfaces; haptic feedback for aerospace applications; virtual reality rehabilitation; assistive technology
Richard Adams
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Rick Adams received the BS degree as a Distinguished Graduate of the US Air Force Academy (USAFA) in 1989 and the MS degree from the University of Washington in 1990. He subsequently joined Air Force Research Laboratory, applying robust and optimal control to improving aircraft flying qualities and performance. He worked from 1994 to 1996 at the Centre d'Études et de Recherches de Toulouse, developing parameter-varying control techniques for aerospace applications. He received the PhD degree from the University of Washington in 1999 for his application of two-port network theory to the stability and control of haptic interfaces. Dr. Adams returned to the USAFA as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Astronautical Engineering, serving as Navigation, Guidance, and Control Division Chief and Deputy Director of the Space Systems Research Center. In June 2009, Lieutenant Colonel Adams retired from the Air Force and joined Barron Associates Incorporated, where, as Senior Research Scientist, he leads several efforts in tactile human-machine interfaces, aerospace controls, and diagnostics. Recognition includes the AIAA Best Paper Award, the AF Scientific Achievement Award, and the AF Research Laboratory’s General Foulois Award. His current research interests include control of haptic interfaces, haptic feedback for aerospace applications, virtual reality rehabilitation, and assistive technology.

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