Focus Areas: Biologically inspired robotics, agile manufacturing systems, structural dynamics, vibration and control
Roger D. Quinn is an Arthur P. Armington Professor of Engineering at Case Western Reserve University. He joined the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department in 1986 after receiving a Ph.D. (1985) from Virginia Tech and a M.S. (1983) and B.S. (1980) from the University of Akron. He has directed the CWRU Biorobotics Laboratory since its inception in 1990. His research, in collaboration with biologists, is devoted to the development of robots and control strategies based upon biological principles. Dozens of robots have been developed either to improve robot performance with biological principles or model animal systems. He has authored more than 250 full-length publications and holds ten patents on practical devices resulting from his work. His biology-engineering collaborative work on behavior based distributed control, robot autonomy, human-machine interfacing, soft robots, and neural control systems have each earned awards.