Publications

Journal Publications

  • Mascaro, D. and Mascaro S. 2016. “An Integrated Project-Driven Course in Computer Programming for Mechanical Engineering Students,” Accepted for Publication in the ASEE Computers in Education Journal, 17 pages.
  • Grieve, T., Hollerbach, J. and Mascaro, S., 2016. “Optimizing Fingernail Imaging Calibration for 3-D Force Magnitude Prediction,” IEEE Transactions on Haptics, 12 pages. Early Access: DOI: 10.1109/TOH.2015.2468229
  • Yardley, R., Fan. A, Masters, J. and Mascaro. S., 2016. “Haptic Characterization of Human Skin in Vivo in Response to Shower Gels using a Magnetic Levitation Device,” Skin Research and Technology, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 115-127.
  • T, Hollerbach, J. and Mascaro, S., 2015. “3-D Fingertip Touch Force Prediction Using Fingernail Imaging with Automated Calibration,” IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 31, no. 5, pp. 1116-1129.
  • Pierce, M. and Mascaro, S. 2013. “A Biologically Inspired Wet Shape Memory Alloy Actuated Robotic Pump,” IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics,  vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 536-546.
  • Abu-Khalaf, J. and Mascaro, S., 2013. “Effects of Wavelength and Optical Path Length in Design of Fingernail Touch Force Sensing,” IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 807-815.
  • Flemming, L. and Mascaro, S., 2013. “Analysis of Hybrid Electric/Thermofluidic Inputs for Wet Shape Memory Alloy Actuators,” Smart Materials and Structures, 22, no. 1, 8 pp.
  • Ertel, J. and Mascaro, S., 2010. “Dynamic Thermomechanical Modeling of a Wet Shape Memory Alloy Actuator,” ASME Journal of Dynamics Systems, Measurement and Control, vol. 132, no. 5, 9 pages.
  • Sun, Y., Hollerbach, J. and Mascaro, S., 2009. “Estimation of Finger Force Direction with Computer Vision”, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 25, no. 6, pp. 1356-1369.
  • Sun, Y., Hollerbach, J. and Mascaro, S., 2008. “Predicting Fingertip Forces by Imaging Coloration Changes in the Fingernail and Surrounding Skin,” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 55, no. 10, pp. 2363-2371.
  • Mascaro, S. and Asada, H., 2006. “The Common Patterns Of Blood Perfusion In The Fingernail Bed Subject To Fingertip Touch Force And Finger Posture,” Haptics-e: The Electronic Journal of Haptics Research, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 1-6.
  • Mascaro, S. and Asada, H., 2004. “Measurement of Finger Posture and Three-Axis Fingertip Touch Force Using Fingernail Sensors,” IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 26-35.
  • Mascaro, S. and Asada, H., 2001. “Photoplethysmograph Fingernail Sensors for Measuring Finger Forces without Haptic Obstruction,” IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, vol. 17, no. 5, pp. 698-708.

Conference Proceedings

  • Sarrazin, J. and Mascaro, S., 2015. “Sequential Growth for Lifetime Extension in Biomimetic Polypyrrole Actuator Systems,” of the SPIE 9430, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2015, 943018.
  • King, R. Niehues, T. Rao, P. Deshpande, A. and Mascaro, S., 2015. “Validation of Fingertip Force in the ACT Hand Index Finger and Bond Graph Tendon Model,” of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC 2015).
  • Sarrazin, J. and Mascaro, S., 2014. “Sequential Growth and Monitoring of a Polypyrrole Actuator System,” of the SPIE 9056, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2014, 90563L, 11 pp.
  • Grieve, T., Doyle, C., Hollerbach, J. and Mascaro, S., 2014. “Calibration of Fingernail Imaging for Multidigit Force Measurement,” of the IEEE Haptics Symposium 2014, pp. 623-627.
  • Mollaei, M. and Mascaro, S., 2013. “Optimal Control Algorithm for Multi-Input Binary Segmented SMA Actuators Applied to a Multi-DOF Robot Manipulator,” of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC 2013), 8 pp.
  • Grieve, T., Hollerbach, J. and Mascaro, S., 2013. “Fingernail Imaging Registration Using Active Appearance Models,” of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2013), pp. 3011-3018.
  • Grieve, T., Hollerbach, J. and Mascaro, S., 2013. “Fingernail Imaging Calibration Using Active Appearance Models,” of the IEEE World Haptics Conference 2013, The 5th Joint Eurohaptics Conference and IEEE Haptics Symposium, Daejeon, Korea, April 14-18, 2013.
  • Mollaei, M. and Mascaro, S., 2012. “Optimal Control of Multi-Input SMA Actuator Arrays on a Trajectory Using Graph Theory: Modified A-Star Search Algorithm,” of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC 2012), 8 pp.
  • King, R. and Mascaro, S., 2012. “Real-Time Control of a Graphical User Interface for Simulating Finger Tendon Kinematics,” of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC 2012), 7 pp.
  • Flemming, L., Johnson, D., and Mascaro, S., 2011. “Optimal Control of Multi-Input SMA Actuator Arrays Using Graph Theory: Expanding Wavefront and Simultaneous Operations,” of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2011), pp. 780-785.
  • Pierce, M. and Mascaro, S., 2011. “Wet Shape Memory Alloy Actuated Robotic Heart with Thermofluidic Feedback,” of the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2011), pp. 402-407.
  • Christensen, Q., and Mascaro, S., 2011. “3-DOF Haptic Feedback for Assisted Driving of an Omnidirectional Wheelchair,” of the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2011), pp. 2596-2601.
  • Flemming, L., Johnson, D., and Mascaro, S., 2011. “Optimal Control of Multi-Input SMA Actuator Arrays Using Graph Theory,” of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2011), pp. 6109-6114.
  • Abu-Khalaf, J. and Mascaro, S., 2011. “Optimization of Fingernail Sensing Technique based on Optical Experimentation and Modeling,” of the IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium (SAS 2011), pp. 283-288.
  • Abu-Khalaf, J. and Mascaro, S., 2010. “Optimization of Fingernail Sensor Design Based on Fingernail Imaging,” of the SPIE Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization XIII, vol. 7787, 8 pages.
  • Grieve, T., Lincoln, L., Sun, Y., Hollerbach, J. and Mascaro, S., 2010. “3D Force Prediction Using Fingernail Imaging with Automated Calibration,” of the 2010 Symp. on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, pp. 113-120.
  • Flemming, L. and Mascaro, S., 2009. “Analysis of Hybrid Electric/Thermofluidic Control for Wet Shape Memory Alloy Actuators,” of the 2009 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC2009), pp. 1041-1047.
  • Ertel, J. and Mascaro, S. 2009. “Wet Shape Memory Alloy Actuated Robotic Heart,” of the 2009 ASME Dynamics Systems and Control Conference (DSCC2009), pp. 1033-1040.
  • Abu-Khalaf, J., Park, J.W., Mascaro, D. and Mascaro, S., 2009. “Stretchable Fingernail Sensors for Measurement of Fingertip Force,” of the 3rd Joint Eurohaptics Conf. and Symp. on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems (World Haptics Conference’09), pp. 625-626.
  • Grieve, T., Sun, Y., Hollerbach, J. and Mascaro, S., 2009. “3-D Force Control on the Human Fingerpad Using a Magnetic Levitation Device for Fingernail Imaging Calibration”, of the 3rd Joint Eurohaptics Conf. and Symp. on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems (World Haptics Conference’09), pp. 411-416.
  • Sun, Y., Hollerbach, J. and Mascaro, S., 2007. “Imaging Finger Force Direction,” IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), pp. 1-6.
  • Sun, Y., Hollerbach, H. and Mascaro, S., 2007. “Finger Force Direction Recognition by Principal Component Analysis of Fingernail Coloration Pattern,” of the 2nd Joint EuroHaptics Conf. and Symp. on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems(WHC’07), pp. 90-95.
  • Sun, Y., Hollerbach, H. and Mascaro, S., 2007. “EigenNail for Finger Force Direction Recognition,” of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 3251-3256.
  • Flemming, L., and Mascaro, S., 2007. “Control of a Scalable Matrix Vasoconstriction Device for Wet Actuator Arrays,” of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 648-653.
  • Ertel, J., and Mascaro, S., 2006. “Thermomechanical Modeling of a Wet Shape Memory Alloy Actuator,” of ASME IMECE Dynamic Systems and Control Division, pp. 1-8.
  • Sun, Y., Hollerbach, H. and Mascaro, S., 2006. “Dynamic Features and Prediction Model for Imaging Fingernail to Measure Finger Forces,” of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 2813-2818.
  • Sun, Y., Hollerbach, H. and Mascaro, S., 2006. “Measuring Fingertip Forces by Imaging the Fingernail,” of 14th Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, pp. 125-131.