Owen joined the robotics lab at IHMC in November 2021. He writes controls software for the exoskeleton team.
He earned his bachelors and his master’s degrees from the University of Michigan, where he worked with the Locomotor Control Systems lab at the University of Michigan. His research interests centered around parameter estimation and state estimation during different gaits.
Owen had admired IHMC’s work for a long time. His background in exoskeleton and prosthetics research made joining IHMC the logical next step. He looks forward to learning a lot from his peers and growing as an engineer and researcher.
At IHMC Owen is focusing on gravity compensation and model-based controllers in augmentative exoskeletons. He also manages the software on the exoskeletons, and low-level controllers. In the coming future he hopes to implement robust state estimation for the exoskeletons and investigate intent recognition with exoskeletons.