Daniel Kingsley
Daniel A. Kingsley, Ph.D., P.E.
Senior Engineer
Technology Development
  • Phoenix

Dr. Kingsley’s research to date has focused on conceptualization, specification, and design of mechanical systems, specifically robotic systems and actuator design. Dr. Kingsley has twelve years of experience working with biologically-inspired/biomimetic robotics and novel actuation systems. In addition, he is experienced with a wide range of conventional and CNC fabrication processes, rapid prototyping (3D printing) processes, man-machine interface for robotic systems and functional human muscular-skeletal anatomy. Dr. Kingsley has extensive experience in product design for military applications, with nearly two years spent in theater developing and supporting new technologies.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Kingsley worked for Sarcos Research Corporation, where his primary focus was mechanical design of robotic and actuation systems. While a graduate student at Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Kingsley was responsible for the design and fabrication of a cockroach-inspired walking robot that used muscle-like pneumatic actuators. During this time he was supported by a Graduate Student Research Program fellowship with NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, where he designed and fabricated two mechanical arms that were later used to test a cerebellum based control network.

Dr. Kingsley has been deployed Afghanistan multiple times, for a total of nearly two years spent in theater. This has included deployments with the US Army Rapid Equipping Force forward laboratories as well as in support of United Kingdom Ministry of Defense programs. While in theater, he has worked directly with warfighters to rapidly develop solutions to capability gaps, with design iterations being driven directly by operational users on a wide range of projects. Dr. Kingsley has led or supported efforts including counter-IED; vision enhancement; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; force protection; mounted and dismounted soldier support and warfighter training, among other fields.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 2004
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 2001
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Case Institute of Technology, 1999, magna cum laude
  • Graduate Student Research Program Fellowship (NASA JPL), 2002–2004

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer, Arizona, 57498

Certified Open Water SCUBA Diver #0707A96416

Publications

Kingsley DA, Quinn RD, Ritzmann RE. A cockroach inspired robot with artificial muscles. International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) Beijing, China, October 2006.

Kingsley DA, Quinn RD, Ritzmann RE. A cockroach inspired robot with artificial muscles. 2nd International Symposium on Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines (AMAM ’03) Kyoto, Japan, March 2003.

Kingsley DA, Quinn RD. Fatigue life and frequency response of braided pneumatic actuators. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA’02), Washington, D.C., May 2002.

Mangan EV, Kingsley DA, Quinn RD, Chiel HJ. Development of a peristaltic endoscope. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA’02), Washington, D.C., May 2002.

Mangan EV, Kingsley DA, Quinn RD, Chiel HJ. Development of a peristaltic endoscope. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA’02) Video Proceedings, Washington, D.C., May 2002.

Offi J, Quinn RD, Kingsley DA, Ritzmann RE. Its got Whegs. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA’02) Video Proceedings, Washington, D.C., May 2002.

Offi J, Quinn RD, Kingsley DA, Ritzmann RE. Its Got Whegs. 2002 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA’02) Video Proceedings, Washington, D.C., May 2002. 

Quinn RD, Allen TJ, Horchler AD, Morrey JM, Lambrecht B, Offi JT, Rutter BL, G.M. Nelson, Bachmann RJ, Kingsley DA, Birch MC, Pollack AJ, Ritzmann RE. Highly mobile scalable UGVs for near term and far term missions. Proceedings, SPIE Vol. 5083 Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology V Video Session. 

Bachmann RJ, Quinn RD, Kingsley DA, Ritzmann RE. A Cockroach robot with artificial muscles. Proceedings, 5th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots (CLAWAR 2002), Paris, France, September 25–27, 2002. 

Quinn RD, Kingsley DA, Offi JT, Ritzmann RE. Improved mobility through abstracted biological principles. IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS’02), Lausanne, Switzerland, 2002. 

Quinn RD, Nelson GM, Bachmann RJ, Kingsley DA, Offi J, Ritzmann RE. Insect designs for improved robot mobility. Proceedings, Climbing and Walking Robots Conference (CLAWAR01), Karlsruhe, Germany, September 2001. 

Kingsley DA. Design and manufacture of a passively stabilized monopedic robot. AIAA 38th Aerospace Science Meeting, Reno, NV, January 10–13, 2000. 


Patents

Patent 6,964,309: Vehicle with compliant drive train (with R.D. Quinn, J.T. Offi, and R.E. Ritzmann).

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 2004
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 2001
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Case Institute of Technology, 1999, magna cum laude
  • Graduate Student Research Program Fellowship (NASA JPL), 2002–2004

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer, Arizona, 57498

Certified Open Water SCUBA Diver #0707A96416