Mark Eltonís IMDL Page
Iím a Ph.D. student at Georgia Tech studying mechanical engineering and working in the Intelligent Machine Design Lab. My work is part of the NSF sponsored Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP). I work on Project 3A.1: Multi-Modal Human Machine Interfaces, which focuses on how off-road hydraulic equipment can be designed to improve operator performance.
I was born in West Lafayette, Indiana and moved several times before graduating from high school in Auburn, Alabama in 1999. I attended a quarter at Auburn University before transferring to Mississippi State University. After a year there, I went to CalPoly as an exchange student and liked it so much that I transferred there in 2001. In 2002, I left for Norway on a full time mission for my church. I returned to CalPoly in January 2005 and graduated cum laude with a BS in Physics in May 2006. I began graduate studies at Georgia Tech that fall and received a Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering in May, 2009.
Iím currently researching how to gain the advantages of position control over rate control for teleoperated, heavy, off-road, hydraulic equipment.