Jonathan Hurst
Professor (Adjunct)
Mechanical Engineering

207 Graf Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331
(541) 737-7010
(541) 737-2600

Research Interests

Dr. Hurst's research interest is in controlled, highly dynamic systems, and more specifically, in robots that move swiftly and require careful mechanical design due to fundamental limitations such as motor inertia and torque limits. He is currently focused on legged locomotion, which is an example of a system that pushes many actuator limits due to the impacts and large energy transfer of a running gait. Applications in force control are closely related.