Robotics and Automation Expert


R. Hooper, D. Shuffield, K. Merchant, D. Savage. “Versatile RF Test Platform.” IEEE Autotestcon 2011. September 12, 2011.
R. Hooper. “Optimal Switching for Automated Test Equipment.” IEEE Autotestcon 2011. September 12, 2011.
R. Hooper and D. Tesar. “Robotic Systems Safety." Presentation at the Next Wave of Technology Workshop. August 30, 2010.
R. Hooper, W. Guy, R. Perrault. “A Saturable Core Reactor.” IEEE Autotestcon 2010. September 13, 2010.
R. Paulson, R. Hooper. “Non Volatile SRAM Improves Robotic System Safety.” Industrial Embedded Systems, Volume 3, 2007..
C. Cocca, D. Cox, D. Tesar, R. Hooper. “Failure Recovery in Redundant Serial Manipulators.” Proceedings of The World Automation Conference 2000 (WAC 2000). June, 2000.
R. Hooper. “A Simulated Annealing Optimization Algorithm for Robot Inverse Kinematics.” IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation.
R. Hooper, M. Noakes. “Kinematic Control Modes for Teleoperation of Robots.” American Nuclear Society Seventh Topical Meeting on Robotics and Remote Systems. April, 1997, Augusta, Georgia.
R. Hooper. “Using Telescience to Share NASA Resources During the Classroom Study of a Mars Sample and Return Mission.” 1997 ASEE/GSW Annual Conference, March 1997, Houston, Texas.
D. Tesar, R. Hooper. “Summary Report – Fault Tolerant Robotic Architectures and Adaptive Control.” NASA Grant Number NAGG-411, April 1997.
M. Pryor, C. Kapoor, R. Hooper, D. Tesar. “A Reusable Software Architecture for Manual Controller Integration.” IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 1997.
R. Hooper, C. Kapoor. “The Six Axis Wrist.” IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 1996, Silver Spring, Maryland.
R. Hooper, D. Tesar, D. Sreevijayan, J. Geisinger, C. Kapoor. “A Four-Level Mechanical Architecture for Fault-Tolerant Robots.” Journal of Reliability Engineering and System Safety, Volume 53, Number 3, 1996, Pages: 237-246.
R. Hooper, C. Kapoor, D. Tesar. “Decision Making Software for Dual-Arm Operations in Nuclear Facility Decontamination and Dismantlement.” International Symposium on Robotics and Manufacturing, 1996.
R. Hooper, “A Number of Simulated Robot Applications.” 1996 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation.” April 1996, Video Proceedings.
R. Hooper, S. Sreenivasan. “Using Telescience to Enrich Engineering Education.” University of Texas Academic Development, September 1996.
C. Kapoor, N. Pettus, R. Hooper, D. Tesar. “Computer Considerations for Advanced Robotics.” Proceedings of The 1996 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers in Engineering Conference, Irvine, California, August 18-22, 1996.
C. Kapoor, N. Pettus, R. Hooper, D. Tesar. “Hardware and Software Considerations for Advanced Robotics.” Proceedings of The 1996 Symposium on Ship Building, 1996, San Diego, California.
D. Tesar, J. Chladek, R. Hooper, D. Sreevijayan, C. Kapoor, J. Geisinger, M. Meaney. G.
Browning, K. Rackers. “Advanced Development for Space Robotics with Emphasis on Fault- Tolerance.” 29th Aerospace Mechanism Symposium, May 17-19, 1995.
R. Hooper, D. Tesar. “Motion Coordination Based on Multiple Performance Criteria with a Hyper-Redundant Serial Robot Example.” Proceedings of the 1995 IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control, 27-29 Aug. 1995, Pages: 133 – 138.
D. Tesar, C. Kapoor, R. Hooper. “Advanced Digital Control Technology for Precision Machines in Manufacturing.” International Symposium on Measurements and Control in Robotics, Bratislava, Slovakia, 1995.
D. Tesar, R. Hooper. “Final Report – U.S. Department of Energy Nuclear Energy University Program in Robotics for Advanced Reactors.” Grant Number DE-FG02-86NE37966, April 1995.
R. Hooper. “Multicriteria Inverse Kinematics for General Serial Robots.” Thesis (PhD)—University of Texas at Austin, 1994.
R. Hooper, D. Tesar. “Computer-aided Configuration of Modular Robotic Systems.” Journal of Computing and Control Engineering, Volume: 5, Issue: 3, June 1994, Pages: 137 - 142.
R. Hooper, K. Diller. “A Musculotendon Model Suitable for Use in Neuromusculoskeletal Control Simulation.” International Conference on Bond Graph Modeling ICBGM'93, San Diego, SCS Publishing, Simulation Series, Vol.25, 1993, Pages: 333-338.
R. Hooper, D. Tesar, G. Browning. “Generalized Inverse Kinematics for N Degree-of-Freedom Robot Manipulator.” Robotics and Machine Perception, February 1993, Page: 5.
R. Ambrose, D. Tesar, R. Ambrose. “An Experimental Investigation of Robot Actuator Performance.” Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Measurement and Control in Robotics, November 1992, Pages: 623 – 630.
R. Hooper, “Intelligent Robot Control.” DOE/NE Robotics for Advanced Reactors Student Conference, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, January 1992.
R. Hooper. “The Interactive Assembly and Computer Animation of Reconfigurable Robotic Systems.” Thesis (M.S. in Engineering) -- University of Texas at Austin, 1990.

I accept a small number of litigation support engagements per year to complement my regular employment as a professional engineer designing computer controlled machines and robotic systems.

My qualifications include peer-reviewed publications and over twenty-five years of engineering experience with software, robotics, instrumentation, medical devices, computer-controlled machines and factory automation.

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