Stanford Robotics

Artificial Intelligence Laboratory - Stanford University

Emel Demircan



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Emel Demircan
Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-9010
USA

Gates Building, Room 118
Phone: +1 650 725 88 09
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Research Interests

  • Human Motion Dynamics, Control and Simulation
  • Sports Biomechanics
  • Robotics for Rehabilitation
  • Motion Analysis for Physiotherapy Exercises
  • EMG-informed Muscle Control

Projects

Teaching

  • 2014 Summer: Biomechanics of Human Movement - Mechanical Engineering Seminar (Undergrad) & Special Topics in Mechano-Informatics (Grad) 

Professional Activities

  • Co-chair of IEEE RAS Technical Committee on "Human Movement Understanding" (2014-present)

PhD Thesis

  • E. Demircan.
    Robotics-based Reconstruction and Synthesis of Human Motion.
    PhD thesis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, USA, August 2012. BibTeX

    @phdthesis{Demircan:12b,
    	author = {E.~Demircan},
    	title = {Robotics-based Reconstruction and Synthesis of Human Motion},
    	school = {Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, USA},
    	month = {August},
    	year = {2012}
    }
    			

Journal Contributions and Book Chapters

  • E. Demircan and O. Khatib.
    Constraint-Consistent Analysis of Muscle Force Contributions to Human Gait.
    In J. Lenarcic and M. Husty. Advances in Robot Kinematics. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany, , pp. , 2012. BibTeX

    @incollection{Demircan:12,
    	author = {E.~Demircan and O.~Khatib},
    	title = {Constraint-Consistent Analysis of Muscle Force Contributions to Human Gait},
    	booktitle = {Advances in Robot Kinematics},
    	pages = {},
    	publisher = {Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany},
    	editor = {J.~Lenar\v{c}i\v{c} and M.~Husty},
    	year = {2012}
    }
    			
  • S. Cotton, M. Vanoncini, P. Fraisse, N. Ramdani, E. Demircan, AP. Murray, and T. Keller.
    Estimation of the centre of mass from motion capture and force plate recordings: a study on the elderly.
    Applied Bionics and Biomechanics. Vol. 8(1), pp. 67-84, 2011. BibTeX

    @article{cotton:2011,
    	author = {S.~Cotton and M.~Vanoncini and P.~Fraisse and N.~Ramdani and E.~Demircan and A. P.~Murray and T.~Keller},
    	title = {Estimation of the centre of mass from motion capture and force plate recordings: a study on the elderly},
    	journal = {Applied Bionics and Biomechanics},
    	volume = {8(1)},
    	pages = {67-84},
    	year = {2011}
    }
    			
  • E. Demircan, T. Besier, S. Menon, and O. Khatib.
    Human Motion Reconstruction and Synthesis of Human Skills.
    In J. Lenarcic and M.M. Stanisic. Advances in Robot Kinematics. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany, , pp. 283-292, 2010. BibTeX

    @incollection{Demircan:10,
    	author = {E.~Demircan and T.~Besier and S.~Menon and O.~Khatib},
    	title = {Human Motion Reconstruction and Synthesis of Human Skills},
    	booktitle = {Advances in Robot Kinematics},
    	pages = {283--292},
    	publisher = {Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany},
    	editor = {J.~Lenar\v{c}i\v{c} and M.M.~Stanisic},
    	year = {2010}
    }
    			
  • O. Khatib, E. Demircan, V. DeSapio, L. Sentis, T. Besier, and S. Delp.
    Robotics-based Synthesis of Human Motion.
    Journal of Physiology - Paris. Vol. 103(3-5), pp. 211-219, 2009. BibTeX

    @article{khatib:2009,
    	author = {O.~Khatib and E.~Demircan and V.~DeSapio and L.~Sentis and T.~Besier and S.~Delp},
    	title = {Robotics-based Synthesis of Human Motion},
    	journal = {Journal of Physiology - Paris},
    	year = {2009},
    	volume = {103(3-5)},
    	pages = {211-219}
    }
    			
  • E. Demircan, L. Sentis, V. De Sapio, and O. Khatib.
    Human Motion Reconstruction by Direct Control of Marker Trajectories.
    In J. Lenarcic and P. Wenger. Advances in Robot Kinematics. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany, , pp. 263-272, 2008. BibTeX

    @incollection{Demircan:08,
    	author = {E.~Demircan and L.~Sentis and V.~De~Sapio and O.~Khatib},
    	title = {Human Motion Reconstruction by Direct Control of Marker Trajectories},
    	booktitle = {Advances in Robot Kinematics},
    	pages = {263--272},
    	publisher = {Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany},
    	editor = {J.~Lenar\v{c}i\v{c} and P.~Wenger},
    	year = {2008}
    }
    			

Conference Contributions

  • A. Gonzales, M. Hayashibe, E. Demircan, and P. Fraisse.
    Center of Mass Estimation for Rehabilitation in a Multi-Contact Environment: A Simulation Study.
    In Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), Manchester, UK, October 2013. BibTeX

    @inproceedings{Demircan:13a,
    	author = {A.~Gonzales and M.~Hayashibe and E.~Demircan and P.~Fraisse},
    	title = {Center of Mass Estimation for Rehabilitation in a Multi-Contact Environment: A Simulation Study},
    	booktitle = {Proc. of the {I}{E}{E}{E} International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC)},
    	month = {October},
    	address = {Manchester, UK},
    	year = {2013}
    }
    			
  • E. Demircan and O. Khatib.
    Constraint-Consistent Analysis of Muscle Force Contributions to Human Gait.
    In J. Lenarcic and M. Husty. Proc. of the 13th International Symposium Advances in Robot Kinematics, Innsbruck, Austria, June 2012. BibTeX

    @inproceedings{Demircan:12a,
    	author = {E.~Demircan and O.~Khatib},
    	title = {Constraint-Consistent Analysis of Muscle Force Contributions to Human Gait},
    	booktitle = {Proc. of the 13th International Symposium Advances in Robot Kinematics},
    	month = {jun},
    	publisher = {Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany},
    	editor = {J.~Lenar\v{c}i\v{c} and M.~Husty},
    	address = {Innsbruck, Austria},
    	year = {2012}
    }
    			
  • E. Demircan, T. Besier, and O. Khatib.
    Muscle Force Transmission to Operational Space Accelerations During Elite Golf Swings.
    In Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, St Paul, MN, USA, May 2012. BibTeX

    @inproceedings{Demircan:12b,
    	author = {E.~Demircan and T.~Besier and O.~Khatib},
    	title = {Muscle Force Transmission to Operational Space Accelerations During Elite Golf Swings},
    	booktitle = {Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation},
    	month = {may},
    	address = {St Paul, MN, USA},
    	year = {2012}
    }
    			
  • E. Demircan and O. Khatib.
    Task-Level Reconstruction and Analysis of Dynamic Motions in Human Musculoskeletal Systems.
    In Workshop on Robotics for Neurology and Rehabilitation at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intellegent Robots and Systems, San Francisco, CA, USA, September 2011. BibTeX

    @inproceedings{Demircan:11,
    	author = {E.~Demircan and O.~Khatib},
    	title = {Task-Level Reconstruction and Analysis of Dynamic Motions in Human Musculoskeletal Systems},
    	booktitle = {Workshop on Robotics for Neurology and Rehabilitation at the {I}{E}{E}{E}/{R}{S}{J} International Conference on Intellegent Robots and Systems},
    	month = {sep},
    	address = {San Francisco, CA, USA},
    	year = {2011}
    }
    			
  • E. Demircan, T. Besier, S. Menon, and O. Khatib.
    Human Motion Reconstruction and Synthesis of Human Skills.
    In J. Lenarcic and M.M. Stanisic. Proc. of the Twelveth International Symposium Advances in Robot Kinematics, pp. 283-292, Piran-Portoroz, Slovenia, June 2010. BibTeX

    @inproceedings{Demircan:10a,
    	author = {E.~Demircan and T.~Besier and S.~Menon and O.~Khatib},
    	title = {Human Motion Reconstruction and Synthesis of Human Skills},
    	booktitle = {Proc. of the Twelveth International Symposium Advances in Robot Kinematics},
    	editor = {J.~Lenar\v{c}i\v{c} and M.M.~Stanisic},
    	month = {jun},
    	pages = {283--292},
    	publisher = {Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany},
    	address = {Piran-Portoroz, Slovenia},
    	year = {2010}
    }
    			
  • E. Demircan and O. Khatib.
    Robotics-Based Human Dynamic Performance Analysis.
    In Elsevier, Journal of Biomechanics Vol 43, Suppl 1. International Conference on Orthopeadic Surgery, Biomechanics and Clinical Applications, London, UK, June 2010. BibTeX

    @inproceedings{Demircan:10b,
    	author = {E.~Demircan and O.~Khatib},
    	title = {Robotics-Based Human Dynamic Performance Analysis},
    	booktitle = {Elsevier, Journal of Biomechanics Vol 43, Suppl 1. International Conference on Orthopeadic Surgery, Biomechanics and Clinical Applications},
    	month = {jun},
    	address = {London, UK},
    	year = {2010}
    }
    			
  • E. Demircan, O. Khatib, J. Wheeler, and S. Delp.
    Reconstruction and EMG-Informed Control, Simulation and Analysis of Human Movement for Athletics: Performance Improvement and Injury Prevention.
    In Proc. of 31th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC, pp. 6534-6537, Minneapolis, MN, USA, September 2009. BibTeX

    @inproceedings{Demircan:09a,
    	author = {E.~Demircan and O.~Khatib and J.~Wheeler and S.~Delp},
    	title = {Reconstruction and EMG-Informed Control, Simulation and Analysis of Human Movement for Athletics: Performance Improvement and Injury Prevention},
    	booktitle = {Proc. of 31th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC},
    	month = {sep},
    	pages = {6534--6537},
    	address = {Minneapolis, MN, USA},
    	year = {2009}
    }
    			
  • E. Demircan, J. Wheeler, F. C. Anderson, T. Besier, and S. Delp.
    EMG-Informed Computed Muscle Control for Dynamic Simulations of Movement.
    In Proc. of the XXII Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, Cape Town, South Africa, July 2009. BibTeX

    @inproceedings{Demircan:09b,
    	author = {E.~Demircan and J.~Wheeler and F.~C.~Anderson and T.~Besier and S.~Delp},
    	title = {EMG-Informed Computed Muscle Control for Dynamic Simulations of Movement},
    	booktitle = {Proc. of the XXII Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics},
    	month = {jul},
    	address = {Cape Town, South Africa},
    	year = {2009}
    }
    			
  • E. Demircan, L. Sentis, V. De Sapio, and O. Khatib.
    Human Motion Reconstruction by Direct Control of Marker Trajectories.
    In J. Lenarcic and P. Wenger. Proc. of the Eleventh International Symposium Advances in Robot Kinematics, pp. 263-272, Batz-sur-Mer, France, June 2008. BibTeX

    @inproceedings{Demircan:08,
    	author = {E.~Demircan and L.~Sentis and V.~De~Sapio and O.~Khatib},
    	title = {Human Motion Reconstruction by Direct Control of Marker Trajectories},
    	booktitle = {Proc. of the Eleventh International Symposium Advances in Robot Kinematics},
    	editor = {J.~Lenar\v{c}i\v{c} and P.~Wenger},
    	month = {jun},
    	pages = {263--272},
    	publisher = {Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany},
    	address = {Batz-sur-Mer, France},
    	year = {2008}
    }
    			

Invited Talks

  • E. Demircan.
    Robotics-based Reconstruction and Synthesis of Human Motion.
    Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, EPFL. June 2013. BibTeX

    @article{demircan:13,
    	author = {E.~Demircan},
    	title = {Robotics-based Reconstruction and Synthesis of Human Motion},
    	journal = {Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, EPFL},
    	address = {Lausanne, Switzerland},
    	month = {June},
    	year = {2013}
    }
    			
  • E. Demircan.
    Robotics-based Reconstruction and Synthesis of Human Motion.
    Institut des Systemes Intelligents et de Robotique (ISIR), Universite de Marie-Curie. May 2013. BibTeX

    @article{demircan:13a,
    	author = {E.~Demircan},
    	title = {Robotics-based Reconstruction and Synthesis of Human Motion},
    	journal = {Institut des Systemes Intelligents et de Robotique (ISIR), Universite de Marie-Curie},
    	address = {Paris, France},
    	month = {May},
    	year = {2013}
    }
    			
  • E. Demircan.
    Robotics-based Reconstruction and Synthesis of Human Motion.
    University of Tokyo, Nakamura's Lab. November 2013. BibTeX

    @article{demircan:13b,
    	author = {E.~Demircan},
    	title = {Robotics-based Reconstruction and Synthesis of Human Motion},
    	journal = {University of Tokyo, Nakamura's Lab},
    	address = {Tokyo, Japan},
    	month = {november},
    	year = {2013}
    }
    			
  • E. Demircan.
    Robotics-based Reconstruction and Synthesis of Human Motion.
    University of Tokyo, Inaba's Lab. November 2013. BibTeX

    @article{demircan:13c,
    	author = {E.~Demircan},
    	title = {Robotics-based Reconstruction and Synthesis of Human Motion},
    	journal = {University of Tokyo, Inaba's Lab},
    	address = {Tokyo, Japan},
    	month = {november},
    	year = {2013}
    }
    			
  • E. Demircan.
    Robotics-based Reconstruction and Synthesis of Human Motion.
    Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Venture's Lab. November 2013. BibTeX

    @article{demircan:13d,
    	author = {E.~Demircan},
    	title = {Robotics-based Reconstruction and Synthesis of Human Motion},
    	journal = {Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Venture's Lab},
    	address = {Tokyo, Japan},
    	month = {november},
    	year = {2013}
    }
    			
  • E. Demircan.
    Robotics-based Reconstruction and Synthesis of Human Motion.
    Universite de Montpellier II, France. March 2012. BibTeX

    @article{demircan:12b,
    	author = {E.~Demircan},
    	title = {Robotics-based Reconstruction and Synthesis of Human Motion},
    	journal = {Universite de Montpellier II, France},
    	address = {Montpellier, France},
    	month = {march},
    	year = {2012}
    }
    			
  • E. Demircan.
    Reconstruction and Analysis of Task-Driven Dynamic Motions in Human Musculoskeletal Systems.
    Journee Scientifique DEMAR, Universite de Montpellier II, France. June 2011. BibTeX

    @article{demircan:11a,
    	author = {E.~Demircan},
    	title = {Reconstruction and Analysis of Task-Driven Dynamic Motions in Human Musculoskeletal Systems},
    	journal = {Journee Scientifique DEMAR, Universite de Montpellier II, France},
    	address = {Montpellier, France},
    	month = {june},
    	year = {2011}
    }
    			

Poster Presentations, Seminars, and Forums

  • E. Demircan.
    Robotics-based Reconstruction and Synthesis of Human Motion (poster).
    Computer Science Annual Affiliates Meeting, Stanford, CA. April 2013. BibTeX

    @article{demircan:13a,
    	author = {E.~Demircan},
    	title = {Robotics-based Reconstruction and Synthesis of Human Motion (poster)},
    	journal = {Computer Science Annual Affiliates Meeting, Stanford, CA},
    	address = {Stanford, CA},
    	month = {april},
    	year = {2013}
    }
    			
  • E. Demircan.
    Robotics-based Reconstruction and Synthesis of Human Motion (poster).
    Computer Science Annual Affiliates Meeting, Stanford, CA. April 2012. BibTeX

    @article{demircan:12a,
    	author = {E.~Demircan},
    	title = {Robotics-based Reconstruction and Synthesis of Human Motion (poster)},
    	journal = {Computer Science Annual Affiliates Meeting, Stanford, CA},
    	address = {Stanford, CA},
    	month = {april},
    	year = {2012}
    }
    			
  • E. Demircan.
    Reconstruction and Analysis of Task-Driven Dynamic Motions in Human Musculoskeletal Systems (poster).
    Computer Science Annual Affiliates Meeting, Stanford, CA. April 2011. BibTeX

    @article{demircan:11b,
    	author = {E.~Demircan},
    	title = {Reconstruction and Analysis of Task-Driven Dynamic Motions in Human Musculoskeletal Systems (poster)},
    	journal = {Computer Science Annual Affiliates Meeting, Stanford, CA},
    	address = {Stanford, CA},
    	month = {april},
    	year = {2011}
    }
    			
  • E. Demircan, T. Besier, and O. Khatib.
    Musculoskeletal Simulation-based Motion Characterization of an Elite Golf Performance (poster).
    Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium, Stanford, CA. 2011. BibTeX

    @article{demircan:11c,
    	author = {E.~Demircan and T.~Besier and O.~Khatib},
    	title = {Musculoskeletal Simulation-based Motion Characterization of an Elite Golf Performance (poster)},
    	journal = {Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium, Stanford, CA},
    	address = {Stanford, CA},
    	year = {2011}
    }
    			
  • E. Demircan.
    Human Motion Analysis via Whole-Body Marker Tracking Control (poster).
    Computer Science Annual Affiliates Meeting, Stanford, CA. April 2010. BibTeX

    @article{demircan:10,
    	author = {E.~Demircan},
    	title = {Human Motion Analysis via Whole-Body Marker Tracking Control (poster)},
    	journal = {Computer Science Annual Affiliates Meeting, Stanford, CA},
    	address = {Stanford, CA},
    	month = {april},
    	year = {2010}
    }
    			
  • E. Demircan, L. Sentis, V. DeSapio, and O. Khatib.
    Human Motion Reconstruction: Direct Control of Marker Trajectories (poster).
    Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium, Stanford, CA. 2008. BibTeX

    @article{demircan:08,
    	author = {E.~Demircan and L.~Sentis and V.~DeSapio and O.~Khatib},
    	title = {Human Motion Reconstruction: Direct Control of Marker Trajectories (poster)},
    	journal = {Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium, Stanford, CA},
    	address = {Stanford, CA},
    	year = {2008}
    }
    			
  • E. Demircan, L. Sentis, V. DeSapio, and O. Khatib.
    Human Motion Reconstruction by Direct Control of Marker Data: Tai Chi Master Motion Analysis (poster).
    Life in Motion Symposium, Stanford, CA. November 2007. BibTeX

    @article{demircan:07,
    	author = {E.~Demircan and L.~Sentis and V.~DeSapio and O.~Khatib},
    	title = {Human Motion Reconstruction by Direct Control of Marker Data: Tai Chi Master Motion Analysis (poster)},
    	journal = {Life in Motion Symposium, Stanford, CA},
    	address = {Stanford, CA},
    	month = {nov},
    	year = {2007}
    }