Lab Meetings

Lab meetings are held every Monday at 2 pm in the Sports Biomechanics Lab (2328 Academic Surge).


Some ideas for topics are:

  • Present research progress
  • Practice presentations
  • Present a tool you find useful and would like to share
  • Review a journal paper (dynamics and control related)
  • Review each others papers

The format of the meetings would be such that about once per quarter each lab member would present an item from the above list.  In the case of reviewing a journal paper or a paper that is being submitted for publication, the paper needs to be distributed at least one week prior to the meeting so that it can be read by everybody and a meaningful discussion of the paper can be had.  In the case of reviewing each others work (i.e., conference or journal paper), it should be sent out no later than the morning of the day prior to the meeting.

The overall length of the meeting should be 45 minutes, with no more than 20-25 minutes being taken by a person presenting.

The main objective of the meetings is to share knowledge and keep abreast of relevant research being done in our lab and outside of it.  Meeting topics should be related to dynamic systems and control.

If you prepare any electronic media (presentation, links, program, etc), please post them to the website.



Spring 2012

Date Presentation title Presenter Links, slides, documents, etc.
 April 16 Collision detection algorithms Andrew Collision detection algorithms pdfVideos on Youtube
 April 23  Metabolic Factors in Running Gilbert  Metabolic Factors Limiting Performance in Marathon Runners
 April 30   Elliot  
 May 7  Bicycle Dynamics and Control Ziqi Bicycle Dynamics and Control, by Astrom et al. 
A bicycle can be self-stable without gyroscopic or caster effects, by Schwab et al., 2011.
 May 14 Basics of Musculoskeletal Modeling Colin  Presentation
 May 21   Angadh  
 May 28   Holiday!  
 June 4   Aurelia  
 June 11   Luke  

Winter 2012

Date Presentation title Presenter Links, slides, documents, etc.
Jan 13  The Rattleback Luke  
Jan 20  The Babyboot Aurelia  
Jan 27  * at 12 noon Sam Walcott   
Feb 3    Elliott  
Feb 10  Impact mechanics in bowling  Andrew OutlineImpact mechanics.pdfVideos
Feb 17 My Dissertation System  Jason A lilttle essay
Feb 24  Jump ropes  Ziqi  
Mar 2  Bioenergetic modeling  Gilbert  
Mar 9  Variable-mass cylinders  Angadh  
Mar 16  Badminton simulation  Daniel  
Mar 23      

Fall 2011

Date Presentation title Presenter Links, slides, documents, etc.
Oct 5 Bowling ball dynamics a la Hopkins & Patterson Andrew K Slides, Hopkins Patterson 1977.pdf
Oct 12 Golf Ball Aerodynamics Colin Smith Choi et al – 2006.pdfGolf Ball Presentation.pdf
Oct 19 Nonlinear Programming Gilbert Gede Nonlinear Programming (NLP)
Oct 26 Predicting ski jumps Mont Hubbard  
Nov 2 Baseball bat sweet spot Elliot Marshall  
Nov 9 Inertial Properties of Humans Jason Moore information 
Nov 16 Variable Mass System Angadh Nanjangud  
Nov 23 Thanksgiving    
Nov 30 Tufte on PowerPoint Mont Hubbard Favorite passages Link to paper

Spring 2011

Date Presentation Title Presenter Links, Slides, Documents, etc
April 7  Databases (pyTables) Jason  Some stuff on databases
April 14 Holiday Pictures Peter  
April 21 Gyrostats Luke Gyrostat slides, and LaTeX source
April 28   Thomas LaTeX (Beamer) sourcemovie01movei02
May 5 Euler Parameters & Bowling Andrew K. Huston et al 1979,  Euler Parameters & Bowling 
May 12   Andrew E.  
May 19 Gravity Sensing Plants Evan  
May 26 Direct Collocation Gilbert Direct Collocation Lab Presentation
June 2    Mont  
June 9       

Winter 2011

Date Presentation Title Presenter Links, Slides, Documents, etc
Jan 13  Chaos Luke 
Jan 20 Kalman filtering Gilbert Kalman Filtering Presentation
Jan 27 Introduction Peter Introduction
Feb 3 ASTM Ski Jump Standards Mont  
Feb 10 Drawing quality figures Jason Presentation and Gallery
Feb 17 Spacecraft Hardware Andrew E.  
Feb 24 Yahtzee for robots Andrew K. Yahtzee PresentationVersion 6Version 7.20,Version 8
March 3 Eye tracking Andrew K. Eye and head tracking presentation
March 10       
March 17       

Fall 2010

Date Presentation Title Presenter Links, Slides, Documents, etc
Oct 27  Slotted Discs Luke  
Oct 4 Version Control and Git Jason Intro to version control and Git
Oct 11 Bioenergetic Models Gilbert Human Bioenergetic Models
Oct 18 No meeting: Gilbert, Jason, Mont and Luke are in the Netherlands for a conference    
Oct 25 Geometric Methods Andrew E Geometric Methods
Nov 1   Evan  
Nov 8   Derek  
Nov 15 Defrosting your digital library: A hands on introduction to Mendeley software for organizing and sharing articles Luke & Carl Slides
Nov 22 Bowling Ball Dynamics Andrew K Slides
Frohlich (2004). What makes bowling balls hook
Nov 29 Canceled    
Dec 6 Discuss over under throwing paper and then bowling at the MU! Mont  

Spring 2010

Date Presentation Title Presenter Links, Slides, Documents, etc
Apr 2  Final Presentation  Danique  
Apr 9 Heavy Construction Made Weightless- Building the International Space Station Steve Robinson Dean’s Lecture Series
Apr 14 R: a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics Jason How to get started with R
Apr 21 Australian Institute of Sports Ian Blanchonette
Apr 28 OpenGL Luke
May 5 Tethered Space Systems Evan  
May 12 MEMS Rate Gyro Calibration Gilbert  
May 19 The 2010 Olympic Luge Accident Mont  
May 26 Broader Impacts Jake Broader impacts project talk and YouTube videos
June 2   Andrew  
June 9 Passive Dynamic Walking and the Newton-Rhapson Method Thomas matlab files

Winter 2010

Date Presentation Title Presenter  Links, Slides, Documents, etc
Jan 8 Bicycle physical parameter measurement Jason paper
Jan 15 Introduction presentation Danique  
Jan 22 Sliding mode control, robustness Adam SMC Presentation.pdf
Jan 29 Update on equine racetrack surface testing Jake   Videos presented on my webpage
Feb 5 Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics Andrew Presentation
Feb 12 Basketball Stick Friction Hiroki Okubo  
Feb 19 Canceled    
Feb 26 Jumper kinematics on terrain park jumps Mont  
Mar 5 Qt, Qt Designer and PyQt Danique QtPyQt
Mar 12 Bicycle science exhibits at the California Bicycle Museum Matt Dulcich Bicycle History Paper 
Mar 19 No meeting – Finals week     
Mar 26  No meeting – Spring Break     

Fall 2009

Date Presentation Title Presenter  Links, Slides, Documents, etc
Nov 6 Reference management, Bibtex, Jabref Luke JabrefLyx
Nov 13 Sports Bio Website, Web content management and Plone Jason Web Content Management
Nov 20 Visualization of dynamic systems in OpenGL Evan Links & info
Dec 4 Steady Turning Motions of a Bicycle Luke paper
Dec 11 Searching for documents in the Mechanical Engineering Field Bob Heyer-Gray notes

Comments are closed.