Below is a list of academic publications to which I have contributed.  You can also check out my publications using IEEE Xplore or Google Scholar.
* denotes shared first authorship

Journal Publications

  • D. P. Losey and M. K. O’Malley, “Trajectory deformations from physical human-robot interaction,” IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 126-138, 2018. PDF.
  • D. P. Losey, C. G. McDonald, E. Battaglia, and M. K. O’Malley, “A review of intent detection, arbitration, and communication aspects of shared control for physical human-robot interaction,” Applied Mechanics Reviews, vol. 70, no. 1, 2018. PDF (Review Paper). PDF (Discussion by James P. Schmiedeler and Patrick M. Wensing). PDF (Closure).
  • D. P. Losey, A. Erwin, C. G. McDonald, F. Sergi, and M. K. O’Malley, “A time domain approach to control of series elastic actuators: Adaptive torque and passivity-based impedance control,” IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 2085-2096, 2016. PDF2016 IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics Best Paper Award.
  • A. U. Pehlivan*, D. P. Losey*, and M. K. O’Malley, “Minimal assist-as-needed controller for upper limb robotic rehabilitation,” IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 113-124, 2016. PDF.

Conference Publications

  • A. Bajcsy*, D. P. Losey*, M. K. O’Malley, and A. D. Dragan, “Learning robot objectives from physical human interaction,” Proc. Conference on Robot Learning (CoRL), pp 217-226, 2017. PDF.
  • D. P. Losey and M. K. O’Malley, “Effects of discretization on the K-width of series elastic actuators,” Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp 421-426, 2017. PDF.
  • A. U. Pehlivan, D. P. Losey, C. G. Rose, and M. K. O’Malley, “Maintaining subject engagement during robotic rehabilitation with a minimal assist-as-needed (mAAN) controller,” Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR), pp. 62-67, 2017. PDF.
  • D. P. Losey, L. H. Blumenschein, and M. K. O’Malley, “Improving the retention of motor skills after reward-based reinforcement by incorporating haptic guidance and error augmentation,” Proc. IEEE RAS/EMBS Int. Conf. on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob), pp. 865-871, 2016. PDF.
  • D. P. Losey, C. G. McDonald, and M. K. O’Malley, “A bio-inspired algorithm for identifying unknown kinematics from a discrete set of candidate models by using collision detection,” Proc. IEEE RAS/EMBS Int. Conf. on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob), pp. 418-423, 2016. PDFFinalist NSF Student Paper Award.
  • B. D. Kramer, D. P. Losey, and M. K. O’Malley, “SOM and LVQ classification of endovascular surgeons using motion-based metrics,” Proc. Workshop on Self-Organizing Maps (WSOM), pp. 227-237, 2016. PDF.
  • D. P. Losey*, P. A. York*, P. J. Swaney, J. Burgner, and R. J. Webster III, “A flexure-based wrist for needle-sized surgical robots,” Proc. SPIE Medical Imaging, pp. 86711G, 2013. PDF.

Poster/Workshop Publications

  • A. Bajcsy, D. P. Losey, M. K. O’Malley, and A. D. Dragan, “Learning robot objectives from physical human interaction,” Poster presented at Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS), 2017. PDF.

M.S. Thesis

D. P. Losey, “Adaptive and Self-Adjusting Controllers for Safe and Meaningful Human-Robot Interaction during Rehabilitation,” Dept. Mech. Eng., Rice U., Houston, TX, 2016. PDF.

My master’s thesis committee was chaired by Marcia K. O’Malley, and included Lydia E. Kavraki and Andrew J. Dick, all from Rice University.


These publications were made possible in part by the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP).  Thank you!

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