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ESP Biography



KATIE POGGENSEE, Ph.D. fascinated by human and robot movement




Major: Mechanical Engineering

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2020

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Past Classes

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E6897: Walking: It's not a walk in the park in Splash Fall 2018 (Dec. 01 - 02, 2018)
In our everyday lives, we think very little about how we move. Even toddlers, when learning how to walk, seem to do so without specific instructions. However, even the most advanced robots cannot recreate realistic human locomotion, and assistive devices like exoskeletons and prostheses are limited in their abilities. In this course, we will discuss the basic mechanics and neuroscience behind walking, current state of the art robotic assistive devices, and the limitations faced in developing them further. Come learn why scientists are still baffled by something as simple as walking.


E6506: Motion Capture for Entertainment and Science in Splash Spring 2018 (May. 05 - 06, 2018)
Ever wonder how Gollum was animated? Or how your facial expressions can become Animojis? Motion capture is a way to record movement. It is used in movies, video games, hospitals, and research labs. Come to this class to learn more about this cool technology and experience it for yourself!