Biography

Dr. Daniel A. Jacobs is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Temple University. Dr. Jacobs completed his Ph.D. in the Mechanical Enginering department of Stanford University working with Dr. Kenneth Waldron in the Robotic Locomotion laboratory. Previously, he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Bioengineering with Dr. Scott Delp at Stanford University in the Neuromuscular Biomechanics laboratory and as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Kinesiology with Dr. Daniel Ferris at the University of Michigan Human Neuromechanics laboratory.

He was selected as a fellow of the Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Engineering Research Career Development Program (IREK12). His research focuses on the neuromechanics of walking in collaborative human-robot systems, specifically exoskeletons and prosthetic systems for rehabilitation and assistance.

Research Interests

  • Robotics (Exoskeletons and Prosthetic devices)
  • Rehabilitation
  • Human-Robot Interfaces
  • Biomechanics
  • Neuromechanics of Movement

Courses Taught

Number

Name

Level

ENGR 2332

Engineering Dynamics

Undergraduate

ENGR 3001

Engineering Economics

Undergraduate

MEE 4412

Modern Dynamics for Robotics

Undergraduate

MEE 4413

Robotic Manipulation

Undergraduate

MEE 5412

Modern Dynamics for Robotics

Graduate

MEE 5413

Robotic Manipulation

Graduate

Selected Publications

  • Canete, S. & Jacobs, D.A. (2021). Novel velocity estimation for symmetric and asymmetric self-paced treadmill training. J Neuroeng Rehabil, 18(1), p. 27. England. doi: 10.1186/s12984-021-00825-3

  • Jacobs, D.A., Koller, J.R., Steele, K.M., & Ferris, D.P. (2018). Motor modules during adaptation to walking in a powered ankle exoskeleton. J Neuroeng Rehabil, 15(1), p. 2. England. doi: 10.1186/s12984-017-0343-x

  • Taborri, J., Agostini, V., Artemiadis, P.K., Ghislieri, M., Jacobs, D.A., Roh, J., & Rossi, S. (2018). Feasibility of Muscle Synergy Outcomes in Clinics, Robotics, and Sports: A Systematic Review. Appl Bionics Biomech, 2018, p. 3934698. Egypt. doi: 10.1155/2018/3934698

  • Jacobs, D.A. & Ferris, D.P. (2016). Evaluation of a Low-Cost Pneumatic Plantar Pressure Insole for Predicting Ground Contact Kinetics. J Appl Biomech, 32(2), pp. 215-220. United States. doi: 10.1123/jab.2015-0142

  • Koller, J.R., Jacobs, D.A., Ferris, D.P., & Remy, C.D. (2015). Learning to walk with an adaptive gain proportional myoelectric controller for a robotic ankle exoskeleton. J Neuroeng Rehabil, 12, p. 97. England. doi: 10.1186/s12984-015-0086-5

  • Jacobs, D.A. & Ferris, D.P. (2015). Estimation of ground reaction forces and ankle moment with multiple, low-cost sensors. J Neuroeng Rehabil, 12, p. 90. England. doi: 10.1186/s12984-015-0081-x

  • Waldron, K.J. & Jacobs, D.A. (2015). Professional interactions with Professor Erskine Crossley. Mechanism and Machine Theory, 89, pp. 72-74. doi: 10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2014.11.002

  • Jacobs, D.A. & Waldron, K.J. (2015). Modeling Inelastic Collisions with the Hunt-Crossley Model Using the Energetic Coefficient of Restitution. Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics, 10(2). doi: 10.1115/1.4028473

  • Waldron, K.J. & Jacobs, D.A. (2015). Professional interactions with professor Erskine Crossley. 2015 IFToMM World Congress Proceedings, IFToMM 2015. doi: 10.6567/IFToMM.14TH.WC.OS7.004

  • Jacobs, D.A., Park, L.J., & Waldron, K.J. (2013). An actuated continuous spring loaded inverted pendulum (slip) model for the analysis of bouncing gaits. Nature-Inspired Mobile Robotics: Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, CLAWAR 2013, pp. 463-470.

  • Jacobs, D.A., Park, L.J., & Waldron, K.J. (2013). An actuated continuous spring loaded inverted pendulum (SLIP) model for the analysis of bouncing gaits., pp. 463-470. doi: 10.1142/9789814525534_0059

  • Jacobs, D.A. & Waldron, K.J. (2008). A nonlinear model for simulating contact and collision. Advances in Mobile Robotics - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, CLAWAR 2008, pp. 930-936. doi: 10.1142/9789812835772_0111