Jeremy Brown, John C. Malone Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, earns the Lab Excellence Award at the Department of Medicine/Whiting School of Engineering Research Retreat, held March 18th at Turner Auditorium on the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus.

Brown’s lab, Haptics and Medical Robotics (HAMR), focuses its research on applications of robotics in minimally invasive surgeries, prosthetic devices and rehabilitation robots.  His lab’s research explores the relationship between humans and robotics, specifically how haptics (touch-driven) interactions with prostheses can model our natural limbs.  Brown’s presentation at this year’s retreat focused on the lab’s work in robotic prosthetics and the recent developments and challenges of viable application.

This distinction follows Brown’s recent NSF Early CAREER Award where he will be applying this same research to a five-year award, “Improving Prosthesis Usability through Enhanced Touch Feedback and Intelligent Control.”