STEPHEN A MASCARO, PhD portrait
  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
801-581-7228

Publications

  • Tigue, J., Rockwell, B., Foreman, B. & Mascaro, S. (2020). Simulating Tendon Shortening During Flexor Tendon Repair Surgery Using Biomechanical Models and Robotic Testbeds. IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics. 6. Published, 10/2020.
    https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9224447
  • Fallahinia, N. & Mascaro, S. (2020). Comparison of Constrained and Unconstrained Human Grasp Forces Using Fingernail Imaging and Visual Servoing. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. 7. Published, 05/2020.
    https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9196963
  • Fallahinia, N. & Mascaro, S. (2020). Feasibility Study of Force Measurement for Multi-digit Unconstrained Grasping via Fingernail Imaging and Visual Servoing. ASME Letters in Dynamic Systems and Control. Vol. 1(2), 6. Published, 04/2020.
    https://asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/lettersdyns...
  • Fallahinia, N. & Mascaro, S. (2020). The Effect of Contact Surface Curvature on The Accuracy of Fingernail Imaging for Tactile Force Measurement. IEEE Haptics Symposium. 7. Published, 03/2020.
    https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9086304
  • Tigue, J. & King, R., Mascaro, S. (2020). Simultaneous Kinematic and Contact Force Modeling of a Human Finger Tendon System Using Bond Graphs and Robotic Validation. ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control. Vol. 142 (3), 14. Published, 03/2020.
    https://asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/dynamicsyst...
  • Fallahinia & Mascaro, S. (2019). Feasibility Study of Force Measurement for Multi-Digit Unconstrained Grasping via Fingernail Imaging and Visual Servoing. ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference. Vol. V003T17A001, 10. Published, 10/2019.
    https://asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/DSCC/procee...
  • Mascaro, S. (2019). Educational Force Control using a Modular 2-DOF Serial Robot Manipulator and Low-Cost 2-DOF Force Sensor. ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference. Vol. V003T17A012, 10. Published, 10/2019.
    https://asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/DSCC/procee...
  • Tigue & Mascaro, S. (2019). Calibration and Validation of Dynamic Model for Simulating Robot Finger Kinematics and Contact Forces. ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference. Vol. V001T03A003, 10. Published, 10/2019.
    https://asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/DSCC/procee...
  • Padgett M. & Mascaro. S. (2019). Investigation of Manufacturing Parameters for Copper-Wound Super-Coiled Polymer Actuators. SPIE 10966 Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD). Vol. 10966, 12. Published, 03/2019.
    https://www.spiedigitallibrary.org/conference-proc...
  • Fallahinia, N., Harris, S. & Mascaro, S. (2018). Grasp Force Sensing Using Visual Servoing and Fingernail Imaging. Proceedings of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference. 10. Published, 10/2018.
  • Tyagi, R. & Mascaro, S. (2018). Omnidirectional Force Feedback for Teleoperation of Omnidirectional Wheeled Robots. Proceedings of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference. 10. Published, 10/2018.
  • Zundel, J., Ansari, S.A., Trivedi, H.M., Masters, J.G. & Mascaro, S. (2018). Characterization of Friction and Moisture of Porcine Lingual Tissue in Vitro in Response to Artificial Saliva and Mouthwash Solutions. Skin Research and Technology. Vol. 24, 642-649. Published, 02/2018.
  • James Tigue & Sonoma Harris, Chris Anjewierden, Stephen Mascaro (2017). Validation of Fingertip Force and Finger Pose in the UART Finger and Bond Graph Tendon Model During Surface Contact. ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference. 8. Published, 10/2017.
  • Stephen Mascaro (2016). A Modular 2-DOF Serial Robot Manipulator for Education in Robot Control. ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference. 10. Published, 10/2016.
  • Mascaro, D. and Mascaro S. 2016. “An Integrated Project-Driven Course in Computer Programming for Mechanical Engineering Students,” ASEE Computers in Education Journal, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 58-72. Published, 04/2016.
  • 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. Published, 02/2016.
  • 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,” Proc. of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC 2015).. Published, 10/2015.
  • Sarrazin, J. and Mascaro, S., 2015. “Sequential Growth for Lifetime Extension in Biomimetic Polypyrrole Actuator Systems,” Proc. of the SPIE 9430, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2015, 943018. Published, 05/2015.
  • 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. Published, 01/2013.
  • Flemming, L. and Mascaro, S., 2013. “Analysis of Hybrid Electric/Thermofluidic Inputs for Wet Shape Memory Alloy Actuators,” Smart Materials and Structures, vol. 22, no. 1, 8 pp. Published, 01/2013.
  • 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. Published, 12/2009.

Presentations

  • Sarrazin, J., and Mascaro, S. "Sequential Growth for Lifetime Extension in Biomimetic Polypyrrole Actuator Systems," Accepted for Presentation at the SPIE Conference on Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XVII. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 11/03/2014.
  • Grieve, T., Doyle, C., Hollerbach, J., Mascaro S., 2014. "Calibration of Multiple Fingers Using Fingernail Imaging," Proc. of IEEE Haptics Symposium, pp. 623 - 627. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2014.
  • Sarrazin, J. and Mascaro, S., 2014. "Sequential Growth and Monitoring of a Polypyrrole Actuator System," in Proc. of the SPIE Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) Conference. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2014.
  • Mollaei, M. and Mascaro, S., 2013. "Optimal Control Algorithm for Multi-Input Binary Segmented SMA Actuators Applied to a Multi-DOF Robot Manipulator," Proc. of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC 2013), 8 pp. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2013.
  • Grieve, T., Hollerbach, J. and Mascaro, S., 2013. “Fingernail Imaging Registration Using Active Appearance Models,” Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2013), pp. 3011-3018. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/2013.
  • Grieve, T., Hollerbach, J. and Mascaro, S., 2013. “Fingernail Imaging Calibration Using Active Appearance Models,” Accepted for Publication in Proc. of the IEEE World Haptics Conference 2013, The 5th Joint Eurohaptics Conference and IEEE Haptics Symposium, Daejeon, Korea, April 14-18, 2013. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2013.
  • Mollaei, M. and Mascaro, S. “Optimal Control of Multi-Input SMA Actuator Arrays on a Trajectory Using Graph Theory: Modified A-Star Search Algorithm,” Proceedings of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC 2012), October 17-19, 2012 . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2012.
  • King, R. and Mascaro, S., 2012. “Real-Time Control of a Graphical User Interface for Simulating Finger Tendon Kinematics,” Proceedings of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC 2012), October 17-19, 2012. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2012.
  • Pierce, M. and Mascaro, S., 2011. “Wet Shape Memory Alloy Actuated Robotic Heart with Thermofluidic Feedback,” Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems( IROS 2011), pp. 402-407. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/2011.
  • Flemming, L., Johnson, D., and Mascaro, S., 2011. “Optimal Control of Multi-Input SMA Actuator Arrays Using Graph Theory: Expanding Wavefront and Simultaneous Operations,” Proc. of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems( IROS 2011), pp. 780-785. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/2011.
  • Christensen, Q., and Mascaro, S., 2011. “3-DOF Haptic Feedback for Assisted Driving of an Omnidirectional Wheelchair,” Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and System( IROS 2011), pp. 2596-2601. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/2011.
  • Flemming, L., Johnson, D., and Mascaro, S., 2011. “Optimal Control of Multi-Input SMA Actuator Arrays Using Graph Theory,” Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2011), pp. 6109-6114. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/2011.
  • Abu-Khalaf, J. and Mascaro, S., 2011. “Optimization of Fingernail Sensing Technique based on Optical Experimentation and Modeling,” Proc. of the IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium (SAS 2011), pp. 283-288. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/2011.
  • Abu-Khalaf, J. and Mascaro, S., 2010. “Optimization of Fingernail Sensor Design Based on Fingernail Imaging,” Proc. of the SPIE Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization XIII, vol. 7787, 8 pages. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2010.
  • Grieve, T., Lincoln, L., Sun, Y., Hollerbach, J., and Mascaro, S., Accepted to the 2010 Symp. on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 12/2009.
  • Flemming, L. and Mascaro, S., 2009. "Analysis of Hybrid Electric/Thermofluidic Control for Wet Shape Memory Alloy Actuators," Proc. of the 2009 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC2009). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2009.
  • Ertel, J. and Mascaro, S. 2009. “Wet Shape Memory Alloy Actuated Robotic Heart,” Proc. of the 2009 ASME Dynamics Systems and Control Conference (DSCC2009), pp. 1033-1040. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2009.
  • Abu-Khalaf, J., Park, J.W., Mascaro, D. and Mascaro, S., 2009. "Stretchable Fingernail Sensors for Measurement of Fingertip Force,"”Proc. of the 3rd Joint Eurohaptics Conf. and Symp. on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems (World Haptics Conference‘09). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2009.
  • 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," Proc. of the 3rd Joint Eurohaptics Conf. and Symp. on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems (World Haptics Conference‘09). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2009.