Matthew Pan

B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc.

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VANCOUVER, B.C .: NOVEMBER 20, 2013 -- 3rd year HRI PHD student Matthew Pan interacts with a PR2 robot in a lab on UBC campus in Vancouver, British Columbia on November 20, 2013. (BEN NELMS for National Post) - Story for T. Hopper -

I am currently a PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering at The University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

I received my B.A.Sc. from The University of Waterloo in Mechatronics Engineering with Biomechanics Option, and M.A.Sc. from UBC in Mechanical Engineering. Since September 2009, I have been engaged as research assistant at the Collaborative Advanced Robotics and Intelligent Systems (CARIS) Laboratory under the direction of Elizabeth Croft.

My research interests generally fall within the categories human-machine interaction and biomedical engineering. My prior work has involved haptic displays, affective computing and human-computer interaction (HCI). I am currently engaged in research investigating novel methods of performing human-robot co-operative manipulation of objects (e.g., handover and co-operative lifting of objects).