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Carignan, Craig

Carignan, Craig

Associate Research Scientist
Aerospace Engineering
Maryland Robotics Center
1138 Kim Engineering Building
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EDUCATION

  • Sc.D. Aeronautics & Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987
  • M.S. Aeronautics & Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982
  • B.S. Aeronautics & Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981
  • B.S. (candidate) Chemical Engineering, University of New Hampshire, 1976-78

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • NASA Exceptional Achievement for Engineering Team, 2013
  • U.M. Interfraternity Council Faculty Advisor of the Year, 2000 & 2001
  • Best Paper Award, AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference, 1999
  • James Means Memorial Prize in Aerospace Engineering, 1981

​PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Senior Member

  • Robot Kinematics and Dynamics
  • Compliance Control
  • Robotic Exoskeletons
  • Rehabilitation Robotics
  • Haptic Devices
  • Software Engineering

  • ENAE 692:  Introduction to Space Robotics, University of Maryland

  • ENAE 788W:  Anthropomorphic Robotics, University of Maryland

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • J. Brannan, Scott N, Carignan C.  “Robot Servicer Interacting with a Satellite During Capture.”  Proc. Int. Symp. on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space (i-SAIRAS),Madrid, June 2018
  • Brannan J, Carignan C.  “Interaction of a Robotic Servicing Vehicle with Satellite Flexible Modes during Capture.” Proc. AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference,Grapevine, Texas, Jan. 2017
  • James T, Carignan C.  “Exoskeleton Wrist Design using Composite Visualization Methods.”  Proc. ASME Int. Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), Phoenix, Nov. 2016
  • Chambers J, Carignan C, Wereley N. “Powering a Lower Limb Exoskeleton using Pneumatic Artificial Muscles.” Proc. ASME Int. Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), Phoenix, Nov. 2016
  • Carignan C, Scott N, Roderick S.  “Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation of Satellite Capture on a Ground-Based Robotic Testbed.” Proc. Int. Symp. on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space (i-SAIRAS),Montreal, June 2014
  • Brannan J, Carignan C.  “Modeling Flexible-Body Dynamics in Real-Time Robotic Systems used in Satellite Servicing Simulations.”  Proc. AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference,Boston, Mass., Aug. 2013
  • Carignan C, Tang J, Roderick S. “Development of an Exoskeleton Haptic Interface for Virtual Task Training.”Proc. IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems,3697-3702, St. Louis, Oct. 2009
  • Carignan C, Naylor M, Roderick S. “Controlling Shoulder Impedance in a Rehabilitation Arm Exoskeleton.”Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation,2453-8, Pasadena, May 2008.
  • Carignan C, Tang J. “A Haptic Control Interface for a Motorized Exercise Machine.”Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation,2055-60, Pasadena, May 2008.
  • Scott N, Carignan C. “A Line-Based Obstacle Avoidance Technique for Dexterous Manipulator Operations.”Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation,3353-8, Pasadena, May 2008
  • Roderick S, Carignan  C.  “Designing Safety-Critical Rehabilitation Robots, In: Rehabilitation Robotics.” S. Kommu (Ed.), pp. 43-64, I-Tech Education and Publishing, Vienna, 2007
  • Carignan C, Roderick S, Naylor M.  “Distributed Control and Safety System for a Rehabilitation Arm Exoskeleton.”  Proc. ASME Int. Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE),Seattle, Nov. 2007
  • Carignan C, Tang J, Roderick S, Naylor M.  “A Configuration-Space Approach to Controlling a Rehabilitation Arm Exoskeleton.”  Proc. Int. Conf. on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR),Noordwijk, Netherlands, 179-187, June 2007

Maryland Robotics Center Demonstrates Robots at Maryland Day 2019

Maryland Robotics Center Demos on Maryland Day 2019

Students Earn Second Place for ExoHand Design 

Rappaport and Tanner win scholarships in Northrop Grumman 3D Printing Design Challenge

Maryland Robotics Center demonstrates robots at Maryland Day 2016

Visitors could interact with a wide variety of robots, and learn how they were made and programmed.

Five Aerospace Engineering Students Win Honors at AIAA Conference

Student researchers won top spots in the both the graduate paper and space robotics categories.