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Elliott Rouse

Elliott Rouse

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Neurobionics Lab


2264 FRB
2505 Hayward St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (734) 763-3629

Research Interests

Precision machine design; development of exoskeletons / robotic prostheses; brushless motors; dynamics of human locomotion; human perception and psychophysics; neural control of movement; biomechanics; human performance augmentation

Research Areas

Biomechanics & Biosystems Engineering, Controls, Design, Mechatronics & Robotics

Faculty Type


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ME associate professor receives Henry Russel Award
Elliott Rouse is a recipient of this year’s Henry Russel Awards, the university’s highest honor for early or mid-career faculty members.

ME faculty promotions approved by Regents
The Regents of the University of Michigan have approved the promotions of four ME faculty.

Nature Biomedical Engineering publishes Open Source Bionic Leg paper
U-M ME professor Elliott Rouse and his team published a paper in Nature Biomedical Engineering entitled, "Design and clinical implementation of an open-source bionic leg."

Neurobionics Lab Named One of the Most Innovative Robotics Companies
Fast Company released a list this year naming Elliott Rouse's Lab one of the most innovative robotics companies of 2020. 

Open-source bionic leg: First-of-its-kind platform aims to rapidly advance prosthetics
This represents the future of research—rapid prototyping of open-source robotic hardware and embedded systems with shared code.

Capecelatro and Rouse receive NSF CAREER Awards
Two of ME's Assitant Professors recognized by NSF with a prestigious award.

Azocar wins 2nd place in IEEE Student Paper Competition
His paper was titled "Perception of Mechanical Impedance During Active Ankle and Knee Movement" and was selected from over 200 submissions.

ME Welcomes New Faculty Members
The ME department is pleased to welcome Rohini Bala Chandran, Elliott Rouse and Alex Shorter who are joining the faculty as assistant professors.