Dr. Wayne Walter received his B.S. in Marine Engineering from SUNY Maritime College, his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University, and his Ph.D. in Mechanics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Walter has worked for the U.S. Army, Rochester Products and Delco Products Divisions of General Motors, and Xerox. He is a registered professional engineer (P.E.) in New York State and holds a USCG License, U.S. Merchant Marine Officer, 3rd Assistant Engineer, Steam and Motor Vessels, Any Horsepower. He has thirty five years experience teaching design related courses, and has developed expertise in the areas of robotics, and micro-robotics. He is currently working on the locomotion of micro-robots with micro-sensors and actuators, and on artificial muscles using electro-active polymers. He was the James E. Gleason Professor from 1998-2003. Dr. Walter is the founder of the RIT Robotics Laboratory in the Mechanical Engineering Department and the Center for Vibration Engineering.
· Electroactive Polymers to Develop an Artificial Muscle," Proceedings of the 2010 IMECE, ASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 12-18, 2010, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
· Spath, William E., and Walter, Wayne W. “Development of a Two-Dimensional Model of the Human Arm to Investigate the Biomimetic Substitution of Human Bicep Muscle with a Dielectric Electroactive Polymer Muscle Actuator,” Proceedings of the 2012 IMECE, ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, November 9-15, 2012, Houston, Texas, USA.
· Gillespie, Erin and Walter, Wayne , “Feasibility Assessment of a Kalman Filter Approach to
· Fault Detection and Fault-Tolerance in a Highly Unstable System: The RIT Heart Pump,”
· Proceedings of the 2009 IMECE, ASME 2009 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 13-19, 2009, Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
· Walter, Wayne W., and Spath, William E., “Experience Teaching a Multidisciplinary Project-Based Robotics Course Building Autonomous Mobile Robots,” Proceedings of the 2011 Annual ASEE Conference & Exposition, June 26-29, 2011, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.