James Andrew Smith, PhD, PEng

Ryerson University

Publications & Presentations (Scholarly Works)

  • R. Wong, J. Jivraj, B. Vuong, J. Ramjist, N. A. Dinn C. Sun, Y. Huang, J. A. Smith, V. X. D. Yang, “Development of an integrated optical coherence tomography-gas nozzle system for surgical laser ablation applications: preliminary findings of in-situ spinal cord deformation due to gas flow effects”, Biomedical Optics Express, 6(1): 43-53, Jan. 2015 (j.i.f. 3.497)


  • J. A. Smith, “Improved Teaching Assessments Using Inductive Teaching and MapleSim”, presentation, MapleSoft MapleSim Academic Engineering Summer Workshop, Hamilton, ON, August 26, 2014.

  • R. Ramakrishnan, J. Kim, and J. A. Smith, “Effect of Compression on Acoustic Performance of Fibrous Materials”, Acoustics Week in Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Oct 7, 2014.











  • P. Aerts, L. Aryananda, H. Hauser, A. Ijspeert, R. Pfeifer, A. Seyfarth, J. A. Smith, K. Stoy (alphabetic order), Locomorph Final Report, (EU FP7 Grant Agreement 231688), May 10, 2013.

  • P. Aerts, H. Hauser, A. Ijspeert, R. Pfeifer, A. Seyfarth, J. A. Smith, K. Stoy (alphabetic order) Locomorph Periodic Report, Year 4 (EU FP7 Grant Agreement 231688), May 10, 2013.




  • J. A. Smith ELE 604 Lab Manual, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, April, 2013.


  • J. A. Smith, “Experiences with FP7”, ERACAN / VPRI presentation at Ryerson University, Toronto, Dec. 5 2012.




  • J. A. Smith, “re: Where the women (still) aren’t” (Letter-to-the-editor), Maclean’s Magazine, September 2012.




  • J. A. Smith ELE 604 Lab Manual Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, May, 2012. (see 2013 update)


  • J. A. Smith, “Ryerson Locomorph Report”, Internal research report to the Locomorph consortium, Feb. 5, 2012. (Details of the development of the GARP-5 robot)



  • S. Easa, J. A. Smith, and many others “Questionnaire for Evaluation of an Engineering Program (Biomedical Engineering Program)”, CEAB Report, Submitted by the Faculty of Engineering Architecture and Science, Ryerson University, November 2011.

  • S. Easa, J. A. Smith, and many others “Assessment of CEAB Graduate Attributes: Plan and Results (Biomedical Engineering Program), 2010-2011”, CEAB Report, Submitted by the Faculty of Engineering Architecture and Science, Ryerson University, November 2011.


  • J.A. Smith ELE 604 Sensors and Measurement Lab Manual, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, 2011. (updated in 2012 & 2013)


  • J. Jivraj and J. A. Smith. “Initial Energetics Analysis of Tripedal and Quadrupedal Gaits Using the GARP-4 Robot”, Proceedings of the 24th Canadian Conference on electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE), Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, May 2011.







- J. Rummel, F. Iida,
J. Smith, A. Seyfarth "Enlarging Regions of Stable Running with Segmented Legs" in Proceedings of the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Pasadena, California, USA, May, 2008. (14 citations)

-
J. A. Smith and A. Seyfarth, "Patient-Adaptable Biomedical Devices: Benefits and Barriers for Granting Patients More Control", Proc. Int. Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices (BIODEVICES), Madeira, Portugal, January 2008. (1 citation)

-
J. A. Smith and A. Seyfarth. "Elastic leg function in a bipedal walking robot." J. Biomech., 40(S2):S306, 2007. (1 citation)

-
J. A. Smith and I. Sharf. "Velocity adjustment in a bounding quadruped." J. Biomech., 40(S2):S305, 2007.

-
J. A. Smith. "Galloping, Bounding and Wheeled-Leg Modes of Locomotion on Underactuated Quadrupedal Robots." PhD Thesis, McGill University, Nov. 2006. (9 citations)

-
J. A. Smith, I. Sharf and M. Trentini. "Bounding Gait in a Hybrid Wheeled-Leg Robot," in 2006 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Beijing, China, October 2006. (14 citations)

-
J. A. Smith, I. Sharf and M. Trentini. "PAW: a Hybrid Wheeled-Leg Robot," in Proceedings of the International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Orlando, FL, USA, May 2006. (37 citations)

- B. Beckman, M. Trentini and
J. A. Smith, "Intelligent mobility algorithm development: current unmanned ground vehicle research." Proceedings of the 2006 Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineering (CSME) Forum, Kananaskis, AB, Canada, May 2006.

-
J. A. Smith and I. Sharf. The PAW v.2.1 User Manual. McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, November 2005.

- I. Poulakakis,
J. A. Smith, and M. Buehler. Modeling and experiments of untethered quadrupedal running with a bounding gait: The Scout II Robot. International Journal of Robotics Research, 24:239-256, April 2005. (IJRR j.i.f., 2013: 2.5) (152 citations)

- M. Trentini,
J. A. Smith, and I. Sharf. "Intelligent mobility for dynamic behaviours of PAW: a hybrid wheeled-leg robot; robot design and control algorithm development for wheeled mobility behaviours". Unclassified Technical Report, DRDC Suffield / RDDC Suffield, 2005. (1 citation)

-
J. A. Smith and I. Poulakakis. "Rotary gallop in the untethered quadrupedal robot Scout II". In 2004 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Sendai, Japan, October 2004. (37 citations)

- I. Poulakakis,
J. A. Smith, and M. Buehler. "Experimentally validated bounding models for the Scout II quadrupedal robot". In Proceedings of the International Conference on Robotics and Automation, New Orleans, LA, USA, April 2004. (36 citations)

-
J. A. Smith. “‘Unmanned’ leaves women out”. Mechanical Engineering, 126(2):8, February 2004. (Cached Version; Elicited a telling response by M. J. Boyajian in Mechanical Engineering, July, 2004)

- I. Poulakakis,
J. A. Smith, and M. Buehler. "On the dynamics of bounding and extensions towards the half-bound and the gallop gaits". In Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines (AMAM), pages 453-458, March 2003. (55 citations)

-
J. A. Smith, "Tracking System for a Seismic Surveying Mobile Robot", MSc Thesis, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 2001.

-
J. A. Smith, A. Saunders, R. Chladny and R. Toogood, "Polar Bear - rugged outdoor mobile robotic platform", Proceedings of 31st Int. Symposium on Robotics, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May 2000.

-
J. A. Smith, A. Saunders, R. Chladny and R. Toogood, "University of Alberta Autonomous Robotic Vehicle Project: Polar Bear", IGVC 2000 Technical Report. 2nd place in Design Category.

Work Submitted for Review or in Preparation
  • J. Jivraj and J. A. Smith “Effect of Rear Leg Morphology on Performance of a Quadrupedal Robot”

  • J. A. SmithA Biologically-Inspired Rolling Quadruped

  • A. Leshchenko, R. Wong, J. Jivraj, D. Klotz and J. A. Smith “Microcontroller Performance Analysis and Dynamic Sleeps Modes.”




IMG_5890_4
Pasted GraphicResearch Gate profile.
Google Scholar profile.