talon with ball

The OctArm grips a ball for an agility test at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, TX.



Research Interests:

  • Human Experimental Psychology; Haptic Perception & Kinesthesis (Dynamic Touch), Visual Depth Perception
  • Human Factors & Ergonomics; Teleoperation of Robotic Systems

Selected Publications:

  • Moore, K., Rhodes, W., Csencsits, M., Kowka, M., Gomer, J., & Pagano, C. (2006). Interface evaluation for soft robotic manipulators. In G. R. Gerhart, C. M. Shoemaker, & D. W. Gage (Eds.) Unmanned Systems Technology VIII: Proceedings of SPIE The International Society of Optical Engineering Defense and Security Symposium, April 17-21, 2006, Kissimmee Florida (pp. 62301C1– 62301C11), Bellingham, WA. (PDF)
  • Pagano, C. C. (2004). Implications of Dynamic Touch for Human Factors/Ergonomics: Contributions from Ecological Psychology - Dynamic Touch in Varying Media and for Proprioception. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 48th Annual Meeting (p1321-1325), September, 2004. (PDF)
  • Pagano, C. C., & Cabe, P. A. (2003).  Constancy in Dynamic Touch: Length Perceived by Dynamic Touch Is Invariant Over Changes in Media. Ecological Psychology, 15, 1-17. (PDF)
  • Pagano, C. C., Grutzmacher, R. P., & Jenkins, J. C. (2001). Comparing Verbal and Reaching Responses to Visually Perceived Egocentric Distances. Ecological Psychology, 13, 197-226.
  • Pagano, C. C., & Turvey, M. T. (1998). Eigenvectors of the inertia tensor and perceiving the orientation of limbs and objects. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 14, 331-359. (PDF)
  • Pagano, C. C., & Bingham, G. P. (1998). Comparing measures of monocular distance perception: Verbal and reaching errors are not correlated. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 24, 1037-1051. (PDF)