Research Areas: Robotics; High Temperature Test Laboratory
Biography: Dr. Anthony Crawford is an R&D scientist/engineer in the INL’s fusion, hydrogen, and measurement system’s department. He holds a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering, and an Idaho Professional Engineering License. He has been with the INL since 2007 where his technical competence has allowed him to participate in activities such as force-feedback dexterous end effector research, employing novel modified linear delta platforms, human-machine interfaces, non-destructive characterization data acquisition/processing, high rate data acquisition programming, mechatronic system development, circuit design/fabrication, mechanical design, and extensive structural/thermal/computational fluid dynamic analysis. Many of the technical analyses that he has performed include smaller scale fuel and experimental systems in the ATR and TREAT reactors as well as large scale systems (Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) Primary Coolant System, ATR core, and TREAT reactor). These experiences have equipped him with an understanding of the environmental conditions and expected system behavior (e.g. irradiation based swelling, oxidation, flow rates, temperatures, and stress/strains) applicable to reactor based research.
Crawford, A. L., “Force Control and Nonlinear Master-Slave Force Profile to Manage an Admittance Type Multi-Fingered Haptic User Interface," Proceedings of ISRCS 2012, Salt Lake City, UT, August, 2012.
Crawford, A. L., “Nonlinear Force Profile Used to Increase the Performance of a Haptic User Interface for Teleoperating a Robotic Hand," Proceedings of NPIC & HMIT, San Diego, CA, 2012.