Reese joined IHMC in August 2022 as a research associate focusing on the development of rehabilitative and/or augmentative controls for lower limb exoskeletons. He is working on the Sandia National Laboratories EVA exoskeleton project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy as well as the Quix exoskeleton.
Before joining IHMC, Reese earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Harvey Mudd College and then earned his master’s in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. During his time at Georgia Tech, Reese worked in the Exoskeletons and Prosthetics Intelligent Controls (EPIC) Lab under Dr. Aaron Young, where he investigated machine learning to detect slip while walking in an exoskeleton.
After completing his master’s, Reese was looking to continue research into exoskeletons and IHMC provided the perfect location to continue. With IHMC’s history of pushing innovation in the realm of rehabilitative and augmentative exoskeletons through projects like Quix and EVA, Reese found IHMC to be a great fit.