Meghan Huber is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at UMass Amherst and the principal investigator of the Human Robot Systems Laboratory. The mission of the lab is to (1) improve human-robot physical interaction using principles from human neuromotor control and perception and (2) advance how humans and robots learn to guide the physical interactive behavior of one another.

Her prior research focused on assessing and enhancing complex motor skill learning using virtual environments. She also developed multiple virtual rehabilitation systems for in-home use and worked on teams developing virtual training simulations for medical and military purposes.

Before joining UMass Amherst, she was a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a member of the Newman Laboratory under the direction of Professor Neville Hogan from 2016-2020. She received her Ph.D. in Bioengineering from Northeastern University in 2016 under the advisement of Prof. Dagmar Sternad, her M.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from The University of Texas at Dallas in 2011, and her B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Rutgers University in 2009. During her doctoral training, she was also a Visiting Junior Scientist in the Autonomous Motion Department at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen, Germany in 2014.

Recent News

Paper published in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation
“Learning and transfer of complex motor skills in virtual reality: A perspective review” by Danielle Levac, Meghan Huber, and Dagmar Sternad is now available in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation.
1st Place Presenter Award at the MIT MERE 2019
Meghan Huber won a first place presenter award at the MIT Mechanical Engineering Research Exhibition (MERE) for her poster on "Visual perception of joint stiffness from multi-joint motion" with co-authors A. Michael West, Jr., Charlotte Folinus, and Neville Hogan.
Joining MIE faculty at UMass Amherst 2020
Starting January 2020, I will be an assistant professor at UMass Amherst in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering department and leading the Human Robotic Systems Laboratory.