Underwater Robotics and Assistive Technology
Jeff Dusek, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, LAIR Lab
Hi, I'm Jeff and along with running the LAIR Lab (Laboratory for Adaptation, Inclusion and Robotics) with our students at Olin, I teach courses such as Introduction to Sensors, Instrumentation and Measurement.
My research and teaching interests encompass some broad themes in marine robotics and hydrodynamic sensing, and accessibility and adaptive technology. In my robotics and sensing work, I draw lessons and inspiration from biological systems and a deep love of the ocean. My interest in accessibility started in childhood as well. My grandmother had Huntington's disease, used a wheelchair and needed a device that enabled her to type words and then spoke them for her.
Both robots and accessibility offer these great engineering challenges that I really enjoy taking on.
If they’re running into a problem or not quite sure what to do, they know my students and I are passionate about thinking creatively and coming up with solutions to real world problems that really make a difference.