Roger Quinn

Arthur P. Armington Professor of Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio  44106-7222
Telephone: (216) 368-3222
Email: rdq@case.edu

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

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EDUCATION:

Ph.D., Engineering Mechanics – Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1985
M.S.M.E. – The University of Akron, 1984
B.S.M.E. – The University of Akron, 1980

WORK EXPERIENCE:

2003               Named Arthur P. Armington Professor, Case Western Reserve University
1997-Present   Professor at Case Western Reserve University
1992-1997       Associate Professor  Case Western Reserve University
1986-1992       Assistant Professor Case Western Reserve University
1986-1989       General Motors Assistant Professor, CWRU
1990-1991       Summer Faculty Fellow at NASA Lewis Research Center
1986-1987       Summer Faculty Fellow at NASA Lewis Research Center
1982-1985       VPI&SU – Research Associate in the Engineering Science and Mechanics Department
1980-1981       The University of Akron – NASA/Akron University Cooperative
1977-1978       Babcock and Wilcox Alliance Research Center Cooperative Education.

CERTIFICATES, HONORS AND AWARDS:

  • 2012 SAGE Best Paper Award by the Editor and Editorial Board of Part I:  Journal of Systems and Control Engineering.
  • Best Video Award at 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation;  Boxerbaum, A.S., Horchler, A.D., Shaw, K.M., Chiel, H.J., Quinn, R.D., (2012) The Worm Turns… and Runs.
  • School of Engineering Faculty Research Award, 2012
  • Best Paper Award – Highly Commended Paper: B.L. Rutter, B.K. Taylor, J.A. Bender, M. Blümel, W.A. Lewinger, R.E. Ritzmann, and R.D. Quinn. (2011) Sensory Coupled Action Switching Modules (SCASM) for Modeling and Synthesis of Biologically Inspired Coordination. International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots (CLAWAR’11), Paris, France, September 6-8, 2011.  
  • Innovation Award 2010 – for practical innovation in the field of robotics: Lewinger, W. A. and Quinn, R.D. (2010) NeuroBiologically-Based Control System For An Adaptively Walking Hexapod, Climbing and Walking Robot Conference (CLAWAR), Nagoya, Japan.
  • Walter Fried Best Paper Award, K. Daltorio, A. Rolin, J. Beno, B. Hughes, A. Schepelmann, J. Green, M. Branicky, R. Quinn. “An Obstacle-Edging Reflex for an Autonomous Lawnmower” Proceedings of IEEE/ION PLANS 2010.  Palm Springs, CA.
  • Nominated for 2008 Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
  • NTF Award Finalist for Entertainment Robots and Systems (selected among papers from 20 years of IROS conference publications) IROS’07, October 29 – November 2, 2007: Vaidyanathan, R, Gupta, L. Chung, B., Allen, T.J., Quinn, R.D., Tabib-Azar, M., Zarycki, J. Levin, J.  Human-Machine Interface for Tele-Robotic Operation: Mapping of Tongue Movements Based on Aural Flow Monitoring.
  • Best Paper Award: Vaidyanathan, R, Gupta, L. Chung, B., Allen, T.J., Quinn, R.D., Tabib-Azar, M., Zarycki, J. Levin, J. (2004) Human-Machine Interface for Tele-Robotic Operation: Mapping of Tongue Movements Based on Aural Flow Monitoring, 2004 IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Sendai, Japan.
  • Hyper Human Tech Award: Vaidyanathan, R, Gupta, L. Chung, B., Allen, T.J., Quinn, R.D., Tabib-Azar, M., Zarycki, J. Levin, J. (2004) Human-Machine Interface for Tele-Robotic Operation: Mapping of Tongue Movements Based on Aural Flow Monitoring, 2004 IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Sendai, Japan.
  • 3rd place, 9th Annual ION Autonomous Lawnmower Competition, Dayton, Ohio, May 2012
  • 1st place, 8th Annual ION Autonomous Lawnmower Competition, Dayton, Ohio, June 2011
  • 1st place, 7th Annual ION Autonomous Lawnmower Competition, Dayton, Ohio, June 2010
  • 1st place, 6th Annual ION Autonomous Lawnmower Competition, Dayton, Ohio, May 28-30, 2009
  • 3rd place, 5th Annual ION Autonomous Lawnmower Competition, Dayton, Ohio, June 5-7, 2008
  • Finalist for Best Paper in Conference: Nov 2008 International Conference on Intelligent Automation & Robotics (at WCECS), San Fran, USA, “Design and Testing of an Autonomous Robot in a Beach Environment”
  • 2007 NorTech Innovation Award for Dexter the Urban Challenge robot, Team Case
  • Best Video Award: Lewinger, W.A., Harley, C.M., Ritzmann, R.E., Branicky, M.S., Quinn, R.D., (2005) Insect-like Antennal Sensing for Climbing and Tunneling Behavior in a Biologically-inspired Mobile Robot. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA’05) Video Proceedings, Barcelona, April 2005.
  • Best Poster Award in Engineering – ShowCase: Rutkowski, A., Edwards, S., Willis, M.A., Quinn, R.D., Causey, G.C. (2004) A Robotic Platform for Testing Moth-Inspired Plume Tracking Strategies, ShowCASE, April 2.
  • Best Conference Paper Award:  Webb, B.H., Reeve, R.E., Horchler, A.D., and Quinn, R.D., (2003) Testing a Model of Cricket Phonotaxis on an Outdoor Robot Platform, The 4th British Conference on (Mobile) Robotics, Towards Intelligent Mobile Robots (TIMR ‘03), Bristol, Great Britain.
  • Finalist for Best Video Award:  Morrey, J.M., Horchler, A.D., Didona, N., Lambrecht, B., Ritzmann, R.E. and Quinn, R.D. (2003) Increasing Small Robot Mobility Via Biological Inspiration, 2003 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA’03) Video Proceedings, Taiwan.
  • “Best paper in session award”: Vaidyanathan, R., Williams, C., Prince, T.S., Ritzmann, R.E., Quinn, R.D., (2002), “An Insect-Inspired Targeting/Evasion Reflex for Autonomous Air Vehicles,” 2002 Digital Avionics Conference.
  • Head Judge at Singapore Robotics Games 2001
  • “Best Paper in Symposium Award,” Chen, C. T., Quinn, R. D., Ritzmann, R.E., “A Crash Avoidance System Based Upon the Cockroach Escape Response Circuit,” AIRTC’98 Symposium, 7th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence in Real-Time Control, October 5-8, 1998, Grand Canyon, Arizona.
  • Robot III was a finalist (1 of 5 in the Robotics category) in the 9th Annual Discover Magazine Awards for Technological Innovation.
  • Robot III was featured in the Astro-Med, Inc., Grass Instrument Division Calendar, as the pictorial for July 1998.
  • Best Video Award at 1995 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (for Robot II)
  • General Motors Assistant Professor 1986-1989
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude, Mechanical Engineering, The University of Akron, 1980.
  • Griffith-Collins Award for “Most Outstanding Member” of the 1980 Mechanical Engineering Class, The University of Akron.
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
  • Engineer In Training, 1980