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Anthony Crawford

Scientist/Engineer

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.

Education:

​Ph.D., Engineering and Applied Sciences - Idaho State University
M.S., Electrical Engineering - University of Idaho
M.S., Mechanical Engineering - University of Idaho
B.S., Mechanical Engineering - Idaho State University

Affiliations:

U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to ISO TC 299 Robotics

Publications:

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.

 

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.

 

Crawford, A. L., Molitor, J. D., Perez-Gracia, M. A., Chui, S., “Design of a Robotic Hand and Simple EMG Input Controller with a Biologically-Inspired Parallel Actuation System for Prosthetic Applications,” 1st International Conference on Applied Bionics and Biomechanics (ICABB) 2010, Venice, Italy.

 
Crawford, A. L., Perez-Gracia, M. A., “Design of a Robotic Hand with a Biologically-Inspired Parallel Actuation System for Prosthetic Applications,” ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC) & Computer and Information in Engineering Conferences (CIE) 2010, August 15-18, 2010, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

 
Crawford, A.L., Spears, R. E., Russell, M.J., “Eliminating Conservatism in the Piping System Analysis Process Through Application of a Suite of Locally Appropriate Seismic Input Motions,” Proceedings of 2009 ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Division Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, July 26-30, 2009.

 
Crawford, A. L., Edwards, D., “Implementing Fuzzy Logic in the Control of a Biologically Inspired Robotic Cat Leg,” ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC) & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (CIE) 2008, August 3-6, 2008, New York City, NY.

 
Crawford, A. L., “Implementing a Neural Network System to Solve the Inverse Kinematics of a Biologically Inspired Robotic Cat Leg,” proceedings of ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC) & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (CIE) 2008, August 3-6, 2008, New York City, NY.

Patents:

​Anthony L. Crawford, 2015, "User interface for a tele-operated robotic hand system", Patent 8,989,902, March 24, 2015.

Research Interests:

​Mechatronic and Intelligent Systems
Haptic (Force-Feedback) Devices and User Interfaces
Sensors and Non-Destructive Evaluation
Dynamic Systems
Programing

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