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Mitchell W. Pryor

Dr. Mitch Pryor earned his Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis on operational software and algorithms for robotics from The University of Texas at Austin in 2002. He has continued to perform research in this area and Lecture in the Mechanical Engineering Department. My research focuses on the development of generalized operational (kinematics, dynamics, control, collision avoidance, decision-making, human-machine cooperation, etc.) software components for robotic systems. While initially focusing on the development of control and decision-making algorithms for serial chain manipulators, these efforts have since been generalized to mobile manipulation and automation workcell applications. Current research application areas include glovebox manufacturing/automation in hazardous environments, and mobile manipulators that interact with their environment.

Selected Publications

  1. Tisius, M., Pryor, M., Kapoor, C., and Tesar, D., "An Empirical Approach to Performance Criteria for Manipulation", ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robots, Vol. Volume 1, (August 2009), Number 3, pp. 031002-1 - 031002-12

Most Recent Publications

  1. Landsberger, S., Biegalski, S., Kapsimalis, R., Pryor, M., and Tamalis, D, "Nuclear Forensics Education at The University of Texas at Austin," Journal Of Radioanalytical And Nuclear Chemistry, (2012)
  2. Tisius, M., Pryor, M., Kapoor, C., and Tesar, D., "An Empirical Approach to Performance Criteria for Manipulation," ASME Journal Of Mechanisms And Robots, Vol. Volume 1, (August 2009), Number 3, pp. 031002-1 - 031002-12
  3. Pryor, M.W.; Taylor, R.C.; Kapoor, C.; Tesar, D, "Generalized software components for reconfiguring hyper-redundant manipulators," IEEE/ASME Transaction On Mechatronics, Vol. 7, (December, 2002), 4, pp. 475-478