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Robert D. Gregg, IV

Assistant Professor
Eugene McDermott Professor
Director, Locomotor Control Systems Lab
Department of Bioengineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Texas at Dallas
Prosthetics-Orthotics Program
UT Southwestern Medical Center

I received the B.S. degree (2006) in electrical engineering and computer sciences from the University of California, Berkeley and the M.S. (2007) and Ph.D. (2010) degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I am an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering and Mechanical Engineering and the Director of the Locomotor Control Systems Laboratory at the University of Texas at Dallas with an adjunct appointment in the Prosthetics-Orthotics Program of the UT Southwestern Medical Center. I was previously a Research Scientist at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and a Postdoctoral Fellow at Northwestern University. My research concerns the control mechanisms of human locomotion with applications to wearable and autonomous robots.  Curriculum Vitae

News Research Projects
Faculty Research Graduate/Postdoc Research
Research Interests
  • Design and control of lower-limb prostheses and orthoses
  • Control mechanisms of human locomotion
  • Modeling and control of dynamic walking
  • Nonlinear control, including energy-, passivity-, and symmetry-based methods
Personal Interests

Outside of the office, I can sometimes be found on the ice playing in pickup hockey games. I also enjoy watching Cal football and Ducks hockey whenever they are televised locally. Most of my free time is now dedicated to my wife Kristin and a mutt named Oskee.


E-mail: rgregg AT utdallas DOT edu
Phone: 972-883-4657
Office: ECSW 2.355
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Mailing Address:
800 West Campbell Road
Mailstop: EC-32
Richardson, TX 75080-3021

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