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Delbert Tesar

Dr. Delbert Tesar earned his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1964. He joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin in 1985. He directs the Robotics Research Group. In 2005, Tesar received the Engelberger International Robotics Award for Education from the Robotic Industries Association.

Dr. Tesar researches the development of advanced component and system technology for intelligent machines and robotics. More specifically, he is concerned with performance, condition-based maintenance and fault tolerance for applications in space, manufacturing, military operations and microsurgery. His work seeks to demonstrate the benefits of standardized, modular design of robotics, allowing these systems to be easily adapted to a broad spectrum of applications.

Research Interests:

  • Robotics, electro-mechanical actuators, embedded intelligence
  • Open architecture vehicles, ships, aircraft, machinery for manufacturing
  • Human rehabilitation systems
  • Long duration lunar base habitat operation

Most Recent Publications

  1. P. Ashok, G. Krishnamoorthy, D. Tesar, "Guidelines for Managing Sensors in Cyber Physical Systems with Multiple Sensors," Journal Of Sensors, Vol. 2011, (2011-2012)
  2. P. Ashok, G. Krishnamoorthy, D. Tesar, "Efficient Management of Information in Multi-Sensored Cyber Physical Systems," Journal Of Sensors, Vol. 2011 , ( 2011)
  3. P. Ashok, D. Tesar, "The Need for a Performance Map Based Decision Theory," IEEE Systems Jouranl, (2011-2012)
  4. G. Krishnamoorthy, D. Tesar, "Sensor Fault Tolerance for Intelligent Electro-Mechanical Actuators," IEEE Systems Journal, (2011-2012)
  5. D. Tesar, A. Kulkarni, "The Analytical Formulations for Vehicle Motion Planning," MM Science Journal, (2011-2012)
  6. D. Tesar, "Overview of the Long Term Objectives of Actuators," Journal Of Actuators, (2011-2012)
  7. D. Rabindran and D. Tesar, "Parametric Design of Parallel Force/Velocity Actuators: Force Distribution Analysis," ASME Journal Of Mechanisms And Robotics, Vol. 2, (2010), February, pp. 0111013-1
  8. M. Tisius, M. Pryor, C. Kapoor, D. Tesar, "An Empirical Approach to Performance Criteria for Manipulation," ASME Journal Of Mechanisms And Robotics, Vol. 1, (August 2009), pp. 031002, 1-12
  9. M. Tisius, Mr. Pryor, C. Kapoor, D. Tesar, "An Empirical Approach to Performance Criteria for Manipulation," ASME Journal Of Mechanisms And Robotics, Vol. 1, (2009), August 2009, pp. 031002, 1-12
  10. D. Rabindran, D. Tesar, "Parametric Design and Power Flow Analysis of Parallel Force/," ASME Journal Of Mechanisms And Robotics, (2009), JMR-08-1001