Dr. M. Anthony Lewis

Brief Resume
 
 

Education

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA (USC)

M.S. Electrical Engineering,University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA (USC)

B.S. Cybernetics,University of California Los Angeles, CA (UCLA)

Professional Experience

President & Research Scientist, Iguana Robotics, Inc. Urbana IL

Adjunct Associate Professor, Kinesiology University of Waterloo, Canada

Visiting Assistant Professor, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

(Co-)Director Commotion Lab, Lecturer, CS Department, University of California, Los Angeles .

Member of Technical Staff, Academic part-time, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, California Institute of Technology.

Research Assistant to GA Bekey, CS Department, University of Southern California

Member of the Technical Staff II, Hughes GM Electronics (formerly Hughes Aircraft). 

Engineer, Advanced Development Group, Puritan-Bennett

Patents

Etienne-Cummings, P. Pouliquen, M.A. Lewis, SELF-CONTAINED COLOR IMAGER, COLOR PROCESSING AND HISTOGRAMMING, AND TEMPLATE MATCHING SYSTEM, US 6,897,426.  MAY 24,2005 , All inventors contributed equally.

M. A. Lewis, Certain principles of biomorphic robots including foot placement selection using non-geometric visual properties 7,127,326, October 24, 2006.

Etienne-Cummings and M. A. Lewis Biomorphic Rhythmic Movement Controller, 7,164,967, January 16, 2006. All inventors contributed equally.

M. A. Lewis et al, ColorStick: A self-contained assistive aid for the visually impaired, Patent Pending.

Publications

Articles

R. Jacob Vogelstein, Francesco Tenore, Ralph Etienne-Cummings, M. Anthony Lewis, Nitish V. Thakor, and Avis H. Cohen,  Dynamic control of Central Pattern Generator for Locomotion, Biological Cybernetics.

M. Anthony Lewis, H-K Lee, Aftab Patla, Visuomotor control during locomotion using non-geometric properties: Simulation and Results in a Robotics Mechanism, The International Journal of Robotics Research,  24(7) July 2005..

Moraes, R., Lewis, M.A. , Patla, A.E. (2004),Strategies and determinants for selection of alternate foot placement during human locomotion, Experimental Brain Research. 159(1) pp 1-13

R. Etienne-Cummings, P. Pouliquen and M. A. Lewis, “A Vision Chip for Color Segmentation and Object Recognition,” EURASIP J. Applied Signal Processing, 1003, Vol 7, pp 703-712 June 1, 2003 BEST PAPER OF 2003 AWARD.

M. A. Lewis (2002) Perception Driven Robot Locomotion, Journal Robot Society of Japan, Invited paper, In Press

Ralph Etienne-Cummings, Philippe Pouliquen, and M. Anthony Lewis  (2002) Single Chip for Imaging, Color Segmentation, Histogramming and Template Matching, IEE Electronics Letters (In Press).

M. Anthony Lewis, R. Etienne-Cummings, M. H. Hartmann, A. H. Cohen and Z. R. Xu, An In Silico Central Pattern Generator: Silicon Oscillator, Coupling, Entrainment, Physical Computation & Biped Mechanism Control  (submitted).

M. Anthony Lewis and George A. Bekey (2002), Gait Adaptation in a Quadruped robot, Autonomous Robots, 12(3) 301-312

M. Anthony Lewis and Simó (2001) Certain Principle of Biomorphic Robots, 2001, Autonomous Robots, Special Issue on Biomorphic Robots 11(3) 221-226.

M. Anthony Lewis, M. J. Hartmann, R. Etienne-Cummings, A. H. Cohen (2001), Control of a robot leg with an adaptive aVLSI CPG chip, Neurocomputing,, v.38-40, pp 1409-1421.

M. Anthony Lewis and Lucia S. Simo (1999), Elegant Stepping: A Model of Visually Triggered Gait Adaptation, Connection Science, Special Issue on Adaptive Robots, 11(3/4) December 1999.

M. Anthony Lewis and Kar-Han Tan (1997), High Precision Formation Control of Mobile Robots Using Virtual Structures, Autonomous Robots, Vol 4, No 4, pp 387-403, October 1997.


Refereed Conferences and Workshops, Abstracts

Francesco Tenore, R. Jacob Vogelstein, Ralph Etienne-Cummings, Gert Cauwenberghs, M. Anthony Lewis, and Paul Hasler, A Spiking Silicon Central Pattern Generator with Floating Gate Synapses, Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Kobe Japan, 2005.

M. A. Lewis, F. Tenore, R. Etienne-Cummings, CPG Design using Inhibitory Networks, International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2005, Accepted.

Ralph Etienne-Cummings, Francesco Tenore, M. Anthony Lewis, A Programmable Array of Silicon Neurons for the Control of Legged Locomotion, roceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, 2004 (Invited paper)

Ralph Etienne-Cummings, Francesco Tenore, M. Anthony Lewis,   Entrainment of Silicon Central Pattern Generators for Legged Locomotory Control,, NIPS*03.

M. Anthony Lewis, Hyo-Kyung Lee and Aftab Patla,  Foot Placement Selection using Non-Geometric Visual Properties, CLAWAR 2003, Italy.

I. A. Rybak, D. G. Ivashko, B. I. Prilutsky, M. A. Lewis, J. K. Chapin (2002), Modeling Neural Control of Locomotion: Integration of Reflex circuits with CPG, Int. Conf. On Artificial Neural Networks, 2002

R. M. Philipp, V. Reddy, R. Etienne-Cummings, M. Anthony Lewis  (2002) Algorithm for an aVLSI Stereo Vision System,  IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Scottsdale, Arizona  (accepted for oral presentation).

M. Anthony Lewis, Detecting Surface Features During Locomotion Using Optic Flow, International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2002, Washington DC. (Wegbreit Best Vision Paper Award Finalist)

Ralph Etienne-Cummings, Philippe Pouliquen, and M. Anthony Lewis  (2002) Single Chip for Imaging, Color Segmentation, Histogramming and Pattern Matching, Accepted for presentation at the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference.

Ralph Etienne-Cummings, M. Anthony Lewis, Mitra Hartmann and Avis H. Cohen, "CPU-Less Robotics: Distributed Control of Biomorphs," Proceedings of the SPIE, Vol. AM00, San Diego, CA, August, 2000.

M. Anthony Lewis, Ralph Etienne-Cummings, Mitra Hartmann, and Avis Cohen, "Biomorphic control of a pair of robot legs using a custom analogue VLSI chip", Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 30.

L. S. Simo and M. A. Lewis, Learning Visuomotor Transformations During Locomotion Leads to Periodic Segmentation of the Visual Space, Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 30, in press(Abstract)

M. Anthony Lewis, Ralph Etienne-Cummings, Mitra Hartmann, and Avis Cohen Control of a Robot Leg with an Adaptive aVLSI CPG Chip, Computational Neuroscience Meeting 2000 (CNS*2000), Brugge, Belgium, July 16-20, 2000.

M. A. Lewis and L. S. Simo, A Model of Visually Triggered Gait Adaptation International Symposium on Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines, Montreal, Canada, Aug 8-12, 2000. (Abstract)

A. H. Cohen and M. A. Lewis, Sensorimotor Integration in Lampreys and Robots I: CPG Principles, Adaptation (Abstract), International Symposium on Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines, Motreal, Canada, Aug 8-12, 2000. KeyNote Address(Abstract)

M. A. Lewis, R. Etienne-Cummings, M. Hartmann, and A. H. Cohen, Sensorimotor Integration in Lampreys and Robots II:CPG Hardware Circuite for Controlling a Running Robot Leg, (Abstract), International Symposium on Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines, Motreal, Canada, Aug 8-12, 2000 (Abstract)

M. Anthony Lewis, Ralph Etienne-Cummings, Mitra Hartmann, and Avis H. Cohen, "Biomorphic Control of a Running Robot Leg using a Custom aVLSI CPG Chip," 4th International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems, Boston, 2000. (Abstract)

M. Anthony Lewis, Ralph Etienne-Cummings, Avis Cohen, and Mitra Hartmann, "Toward Biomorphic Control using Custom aVLSI Chips", Proceedings of the 2000 International Conference on Robotics and Automation, San Francisco, April, 2000.

M. Anthony Lewis and Mark E. Nelson (1998), Look Before You Leap: Peering Behavior for Depth Perception. Presented at Simulation of Adaptive Behavior, 1998, Zurich.

M. Anthony Lewis (1998), Visual Navigation in a Robot using Zig-Zag Behavior, Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS*10).

Kar-Han. Tan and M. Anthony. Lewis (1996), Virtual Structures for High-Precision Cooperative Mobile Robot Control, Proc.1996 IEEE /RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Osaka.

Jian. L. Zhen, M. Anthony. Lewis, and Kar-Han. Tan (1996), Toward Universal Access to Robotics Resources, Proc. 1996 IEEE /RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Osaka.

Yu U. Cao, Tsuwei Chen, Martin D. Harris, Andrew B. Kahng, M. Anthony Lewis, and Andre D. Stechert (1995), A Remote Robotics Laboratory on the Internet. Proc. of the International Networking Conference, Honolulu, pp. 65-72, June 1995.

Donald E. Franklin, Andrew B. Kahng, and M. Anthony Lewis, Distributed Sensing and Probing with Multiple Search Agents: Toward System-Level Landmine Detection Solutions. Proc. of the SPIE Conference on Detection Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets, Orlando, pp. 698-709, April 1995.

Gaurav S. Sukhatme, M. Anthony Lewis, George A. Bekey (1995), Mission Reachability for Extraterrestrial Rovers, Proc. of the 1995 International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Nagoya, vol. II, pp. 1964-1969, May 1995.

Parag H. Batavia and M. Anthony Lewis (1995), Reduced Complexity Vision System for Autonomous Helicopter Navigation. Proc. of the 1995 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Nagoya, vol. I, pp 776-780, May 1995.

M. Anthony Lewis and David Zehnpfennig (1994), R7: A Snake-Like Robot for 3-D Inspection. Proc. IEEE /RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Munich, vol. II, pp. 1310-1317, May 1994.

Bruno M. Jau, M. Anthony Lewis, and Antal Bejczy (1994), Anthropomorphic Telemanipulation System in Terminus Control Mode. ROMANY 1994, Gdansk, 1994.

Michael. A. Arbib, George A. Bekey, and Tony Lewis (1993), Brain Simulation and Autonomous Robots. Proc. of the International Workshop on Mechatronical Computer Systems That Perceive and Act: A New Generation, Halmstad, pp. 1-10, June 1993. Invited Paper, Keynote Address (Lewis).

Andrew H. Fagg, M. Anthony Lewis, James F. Montgomery, and George A. Bekey (1993), The USC Autonomous Flying Vehicle: an Experiment in Real-Time Behavior-Based Control. Proc. of the 1993 IEEE Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Yokahama, vol. II, pp. 1173-1180, July 1993.

M. Anthony Lewis, Andrew H. Fagg and George A. Bekey (1993), The USC Autonomous Flying Vehicle: An Experiment in Real-Time Behavior Based Control. Proc. of the 1993 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Atlanta, vol II, pp. 422-429, May 1993.

M. Anthony Lewis and George A. Bekey (1992), The Behavioral Self-Organization of Nanorobots Using Local Rules. Proc. of the 1992 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Raleigh, vol. II pp. 1333-1338, 1992.

M. Anthony Lewis, Andrew H. Fagg and Alan Solidum (1992), Genetic Programming Approach to the Construction of a Neural Network for Control of a Walking Robot. In Proc. of the 1992 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Nice, vol. 3, pp. 2618-2623, May 1992. 

Andrew H. Fagg, Irwin K. King, M. Anthony Lewis, Jin-Shih Liaw, and Alfredo Weitzenfeld (1992), A Neural Network Based Testbed for Modelling Sensorimotor Integration in Robotic Applications. Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Neural Networks, Baltimore, vol. 1, pp. 86-91, June 1992.

Andrew H. Fagg, M. Anthony Lewis, Thea Iberall, and George Bekey (1991), R2AD: Rapid Robotics Application Development Environment, Proc. Of the IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation, Sacramento, vol. 2, pp. 1420-1426, April 1991.

Book Chapters

M. Anthony Lewis, The role of visual attention in the control of locomotion, In The Neurobiology of Attention, Laurent Itti, Geraint Rees and John Tsotsos, Eds, 2004.

M. Anthony Lewis, Controlling Bipedal Movement using Optic Flow,  Chapter 21 in  Optic Flow and Beyond, Kluwer, 2004.

C. Assad, M. Hartmann, M. A. Lewis, Eds., Special Issue on Biomorphic Robots for Surface Exploration, Autonomous Robots, Vol 11, No 3, November, 2001.

M. A. Lewis and M. A. Arbib, Eds., Special Issue on the Biomorphic Robotics, Autonomous Robots, Vol 7, No. 3 , November,1999.

M. Anthony Lewis, Andrew H. Fagg and George A. Bekey (1994), Genetic Algorithms for Gait Synthesis in a Hexapod Robot. In Y. F. Zheng, Ed. Recent Trends in Mobile Robots, World Scientific, New Jersey, pp. 317-331, 1994.

M. Anthony Lewis and George A. Bekey (1993), Automation and Robotics in Neurosurgery: Prospects and Problems. In M. Appuzo, Ed, Neurosurgery in the 3rd Millennium, American Institute of Neurological Surgeons, pp. 65-79, 1993.

Non-Refereed Conferences and Abstracts and other Publications

L.Yafremava, J. Rogers, M.A. Lewis (2004),  Biomorphic robots as a teaching tool in neuroscience. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts.

Patla, A.E., Lewis, A.M., Greig, M.A. & Lee, H.K. (2003),   Identifying transition zones for foot placement choices during adaptive human locomotion for use in the design of visually guided legged robots. 

 M. A. Lewis, Exploring a Model of the Sensory Consequences of Movement: A walking machine that Forms the Concept of an Obstacle Ab Initio, , International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems, Boston, 2003 (Abstract and Oral Presentation).

M. A. Lewis, D.G. Ivashko; S. N. Markin, B. I. Prilutsky, and I.A. Rybak, CPG-Based Neural control of Locomotion: Insights from modeling studing and application to legged robot, International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems, Boston, 2003 (Abstract and Poster).

L. S. Simo and M. A. Lewis (2001). Perception Shaped by Motor Needs: A Model of learning obstacle perception via interaction with the environment in a biped walking robot. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 31

Ralph Etienne-Cummings, M. Anthony Lewis, Mitra Hartmann and Avis H. Cohen, "CPU-Less Robotics: Distributed Control of Biomorphs," Proceedings of the SPIE, Vol. AM00, San Diego, CA, August, 2000.

M. Anthony Lewis, Ralph Etienne-Cummings, Mitra Hartmann, & Avis Cohen (2000), "Biomorphic control of a pair of robot legs using a custom analogue VLSI chip", Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 30, (Abstract)

L. S. Simo and M. A. Lewis (2000), Learning Visuomotor Transformations During Locomotion Leads to Periodic Segmentation of the Visual Space, Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 30.

M. A. Lewis and Ralph Etienne-Cummings (2000), Embedded Biomorphic Technology: Putting cutting edge brain research to work in the consumer market, EE-Times, December 2000 Special Feature on Toys  (Featured Article).

Ralph Etienne-Cummings and M. A. Lewis (2000), CPU-less Robotics: Distributed control of biomorphs, SPIE's Robotics and Machine Perception Vol 9, No 2, November 2000.

M. A. Lewis and L. S. Simo, A Model of Visually Triggered Gait Adaptation  International Symposium on Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines, Montreal, Canada, Aug 8-12, 2000.

A. H. Cohen and M. A. Lewis, Sensorimotor Integration in Lampreys and Robots I: CPG Principles, Adaptation, International Symposium on Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines, Motreal, Canada, Aug 8-12, 2000. Keynote Address.

M. A. Lewis, R. Etienne-Cummings, M. Hartmann, and A. H. Cohen, Sensorimotor Integration in Lampreys and Robots II:CPG Hardware Circuit for Controlling a Running Robot Leg, (Abstract), International Symposium on Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines, Montréal, Canada, Aug 8-12, 2000.

M. Anthony Lewis, Ralph Etienne-Cummings, Mitra Hartmann, and Avis H. Cohen, "Biomorphic Control of a Running Robot Leg using a Custom aVLSI CPG Chip," 4th International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems, Boston, 2000. (Abstract).

Yu U. Cao, Tsuwei Chen, Martin D. Harris, Andrew B. Kahng, M. Anthony Lewis, and Andre D. Stechert (1995), A Remote Robotics Laboratory on the Internet. Proc. of the International Networking Conference, Honolulu, pp. 65-72, June 1995.

Donald E. Franklin, Andrew B. Kahng, and M. Anthony Lewis, Distributed Sensing and Probing with Multiple Search Agents: Toward System-Level Landmine Detection Solutions. Proc. of the SPIE Conference on Detection Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets, Orlando, pp. 698-709, April 1995.

Bruno M. Jau, M. Anthony Lewis, and Antal Bejczy (1994), Anthropomorphic Telemanipulation System in Terminus Control Mode. ROMANY 1994, Gdansk, 1994.

Michael. A. Arbib, George A. Bekey, and Tony Lewis (1993), Brain Simulation and Autonomous Robots. Proc. of the International Workshop on Mechatronical Computer Systems That Perceive and Act: A New Generation, Halmstad, pp. 1-10, June 1993. Invited Paper, Keynote Address by Lewis (substituting for M.A.A.).

M. Anthony Lewis and Lucia S. Simo (1996), Neurocore: Evolution, Development, and Robotics, UCLA Commotion Lab Technical Report #17, 1996.

M. A. Lewis P. Castro, J. Hansen, S. Shell, M. J. Lamb, and P. Yoo (1995), The UCLA Autonomous Aerial Robot: System Overview. Proc. Manual of the Autonomous Unmanned Vehicle Systems-95.

M. Anthony Lewis, Andrew H. Fagg, George A. Bekey (1994), Evolution of complex behaviors in robotic systems, SPIE's Robotics and Machine Perception, Vol 3, No 1, March 1994.

Parag Batavia, M. Anthony  Lewis (1994), A Low Cost Reduced Complexity Vision System for Autonomous Robotics, Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Systems Tech Report #IRIS-94-323

M. Anthony Lewis (1994), AFV-II: Robotic Platform for Autonomous Robot Research. Proc. Manual Autonomous Unmanned Vehicle Systems-94, May, 1994