David Cannon


David Cannon spent his first two undergraduate years at Valdosta State College where he completed the requirements for the Regents Engineering Transfer Program. David finished his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering Degree as a Graduate Research Assistant in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering located at Georgia Tech. David's thesis topic was "Trajectory Filtering and Inertial Damping Control of Micro-Macro Manipulators". This work included the design and construction of a six degree of freedom rigid robotic arm plus gripper. This direct drive arm was designed to be attached as the micro end effector on either of two flexible macro long reach test beds located at Georgia Tech. The arm allows for the study of control methods needed to implement vibration suppression, teleoperation, tip force generation, and multipoint environmental contact.



Java development for a remote site manipulator user interface has resulted in a set of classes used to plot real time data. Click here to demo or download the java classes.


In his spare time, David is an avid outdoors enthusiast. He enjoys kayaking, bicycling, hiking and several other outdoor activities. Teaching the kayaking class for the Outdoor Recreation Georgia Tech (ORGT) program allows him to develop his interpersonal and teaching skills.


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