Bruce Miller
Bruce Miller, Ph.D.
Associate
Biomechanics
  • Phoenix

Dr. Miller’s area of expertise includes kinematics, dynamics, controls, mechanics, and robotics. His research has focused on the analysis of locomotion in humans and animals and the development of mobile robotic systems utilizing biologically-inspired locomotion.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Miller was a post-doctoral researcher in the Scansorial and Terrestrial Robotics and Integrated Design (STRIDe) Lab at Florida State University where he completed the Intelligence Community (IC) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program. His research projects focused on analysis of human and animal locomotion for rapid and robust movement on level, vertical, and inclined surfaces. This included modeling and simulation as well as robot design, fabrication, and experimental testing. Dr. Miller is proficient in the collection of kinematic and kinetic data using high-speed motion capture, force/torque transducers, and joint position sensors as well as analyses using advanced computational software. He also has extensive experience developing and analyzing reduced-order and multi-body dynamic models (Working Model 2D and ADAMS) and in the fabrication of electromechanical systems.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Florida State University, 2013
  • B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Boston University, 2009, magna cum laude
  • IC Postdoctoral Fellow, 2013–2015

    Boston University Trustee Scholar

Publications

Miller BD, Clark JE. Towards highly-tuned mobility in multiple domains with a dynamical legged platform. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics 2015; 10(4).

Miller BD, Clark JE. Dynamic similarity and scaling for the design of dynamical legged robots. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Hamburg, Germany, 2015.

Miller BD, Rivera PR, Dickson JD, Clark JE. Running up a wall: the role and challenges of dynamic climbing in enhancing multi-modal legged systems. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics 2015; 10(2).

Miller BD, Brown J, Clark JE. On prismatic and torsional actuation for running legged robots. International Symposium on Experimental Robotics (ISER), Marrakech, Morocco, 2014.

Miller BD, Cartes D, Clark JE. Adaptive control of leg stiffness for hopping on unknown terrains. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Tokyo, Japan, 2013.

Miller BD, Darnell A, Clark JE. Running in the horizontal plane with a multi-modal dynamical robot. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Karlsruhe, Germany, 2013.

Miller BD, Ordonez C, Clark JE. Examining the effect of rear leg specialization on dynamic climbing with SCARAB: a dynamic quadrupedal robot for locomotion on vertical and horizontal surfaces. International Symposium on Experimental Robotics (ISER), Quebec City, Canada, 2012.

Miller BD, Schmitt J, Clark JE. Quantifying disturbance rejection of SLIP-like running systems. The International Journal of Robotics Research 2012; 31(5).

Andrews B, Miller BD, Schmitt J, Clark JE. Running over unknown rough terrain with a one-legged planar robot. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics 2011; 6(2).

Miller BD, Andrews B, Clark JE. Improved stability of running over unknown rough terrain via prescribed energy removal. International Symposium on Experimental Robotics (ISER), New Dehli, India, 2010.

Shill J, Miller BD, Schmitt J, Clark JE. Design of a dynamically stable horizontal plane running. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Anchorage, AK, 2010.

Presentations

Dynamic, multi-modal locomotion with miniature, legged platforms, Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Consortium 2014, Washington, DC., April 29–May 1, 2014.

A novel platform for locomotion in vertical and horizontal regimes, Florida Conference on Recent Advances in Robotics 2013, Tallahassee, FL, May 14, 2013.

Dynamic quadrupedal vertical running and designs for dynamic running using monolithic compliant legs, Dynamic Walking 2012, Pensacola Beach, FL, May 21–24, 2012.


CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Florida State University, 2013
  • B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Boston University, 2009, magna cum laude
  • IC Postdoctoral Fellow, 2013–2015

    Boston University Trustee Scholar