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Ryder C. Winck

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Ryder Winck is an expert in motion control systems, robotics and teleoperation. His research interests include teleoperation for medical, space and construction applications and automated garment manufacturing. Dr. Winck also is a faculty member in the multidisciplinary robotics program and co-advisor of the Robotics Team and Combat Robotics Team (battlebots). He has served as a consultant for Software Automation, Inc.

Teaching Interests

  • Mechanics
  • System dynamics and control
  • Robotics

Research Experiences

  • Human-robot collaboration
  • Teleoperation for medical, space and construction applications
  • Controlling many systems with few inputs

Publications & Presentations

  • Winck, R. C. and W. J. Book, “Passivity and Practical Considerations for the SNMF System,” Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation,  2,669-2,674, 2016
  • Winck, R. C. and W. J. Book, “The SVD System for First-Order Linear Systems,” Proceedings of IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 23(3), 1,213-1,220, 2015
  • Winck, R. C., Elton, M. and Book, W. J., “A Practical Interface for Coordinated Position Control of an Excavator Arm,” Automation in Construction, Vol. 51, 46-58, 2015
  • Winck, R. C., Sketch, S. M., Hawkes, E. W., Christensen, D. L., Jiang, H., Cutkosky, M. R., and Okamura, A. M., “Time-Delayed Teleoperation for Interaction with Moving Objects in Space,” Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, 5,952-5,958, 2014
  • Winck, R. C., “Scalable Control of Large Sets of Systems using Reduced-Dimension Control,” Rice University Robotics Seminar, Houston, 2013
  • Winck, R. C., “Time-Delayed Teleoperation of Robots in Space for Satellite Repair,” Robotics and Automation Society of Santa Clara Valley, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, 2013
  • Winck, R. C., “Robotics and the Future of Manufacturing,” DARPA Workshop on Future Technologies for Military Garment Manufacturing, 2012
  • Winck, R. C., Dickerson, S., Book, W. and Huggins, J., “A Novel Approach to Fabric Control for Automated Sewing,” Proceedings of IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, 53-58, 2009

Awards & Honors

  • Best Session Presentation. American Control Conference, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, 2012
  • Best Student Paper Finalist, Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2011
  • Best Student Paper, International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers/American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2009

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012
  • MS, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009
  • BS, Rice University, 2007
  • BA, Rice University, 2007