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Michael Stanisic

Michael Stanisic

Contact Info

Phone: 574-631-7897
Office: 379 Fitzpatrick Hall


College of Engineering Associate Professor

Summary of Activities/Interests

Mechanism and machine theory and design.

Design of humanoids and intelligent prostheses


Ph.D. - Purdue University

1986; M.S. Mechanical Enginering, Purdue University, 1982

B.S. Mechanical Engineering - Purdue University, 1980


Research in the Design of Singularity Free Manipulators,the Design of Humanoid Shoulder, Elbow, Arm Complexes and the Design of Intelligent Shoulder, Arm Prostheses. Active in the ASME Mechanisms Community for over 20 years and Associate Editor for Mechanism and Machine Theory. Recipient of numerous Teaching Awards.


  • Goehler, C.M., M.M. Stanisic, and V.M. Perez, "A Generalized Parameterization of T1 Motion and its Application to Synthesis of Planar Mechanisms," Mechanism and Machine Theory, in press.
  • Lenarcic, J., and Stanisic, M.M., "A Humanoid Shoulder Complex and the Humeral Pointing Kinematics," IEEE Journal of Robotics and Automation, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 499-506, 2003.
  • Stanisic, M.M., Wiitala, J.M., and Feix, J.T., "A Dextrous Humanoid Shoulder Mechanism," Journal of Robotic Systems , Vol. 18, No. 12, pp. 737-745, 2001.
  • Wiitala, J.M., and Stanisic, M.M., "Design of an Overconstrained and Dextrous Spherical Wrist," ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 122, pp. 347-353, 2000.
  • Lorenc, S.J., Stanisic, M.M., and Hall, A.S., "Application of Instantaneous Invariants to the Path Tracking Control Problem of Planar Two Degree of Freedom Systems," Mechanism and Machine Theory, Vol. 30, No. 6, pp. 883-896, 1995.