Alon Wolf

Full CV
Office: 212, DK

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  • 1995 - B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Technion - I.I.T., Israel
  • 1998 - M.Sc.,Mechanical Engineering, Technion - I.I.T., Israel
  • 2002 - Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Technion - I.I.T., Israel

Research Interests

  • Fundamental kinematics.
  • Kinematic synthesis and design of mechanisms.
  • Medical robotics.
  • Biomechanics.
  • Hyper redundant (snake) robots.

Guest Appointments

  • 2004-current   University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine;Department of Surgery Adjunct Assistant Professor
  • 2003-current   ICAOS-Institute for Computer Assisted Orthopedic Surgery, West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA Research Scientist
  • 2003-current   The Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA Adjunct Faculty
  • 2002-2003; Mechanical Engineering Departement , Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh,PA Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Honors and Awards

  • Best Paper Award- Biorob 2006, IEEE Internationl Conference on Biorobotics and Biomechatronics (2006).
  • Awarded for high academic achievements by the dean of graduate study, Technion Israel (2001)
  • Teaching Assistant Award for Consistent Excellency, Technion, Israel (1999)
  • Teaching Assistant Award for Excellency, Technion Israel (1995)
  • Excellency Scholarship, Technion Israel (1995-2002)
  • Technion's President Excellency for High Academic Achievements, Technion  Israel (1995)
  • Enlisted on the dean's list, Technion Israel (1994)

  • Wolf A, Shoham M, Shnider M, Roffman M, "Morphometric Study of the Human Lumbar Spine for Operation-Workspace Specifications",  Spine, Vol 26 Number 22, pp. 2472-2477, 2001.
  • Wolf A, Shoham M, Park FC, "An Investigation of the Singularities and Self-Motions of the 3-UPU Robot", Advances in Robots Kinematics, Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 165-174, 2002.
  • Wolf A, Shoham M, "Investigation of Parallel Manipulators Using Linear Complex Approximation", ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol 125, pp 2003.564-572,
  • Wolf A, Shoham M, Shnider M, Roffman M, "Feasibility Study of a Mini, Bone-Attached, Robotic System for Spinal Operation: Analyses and Experiments", Spine, Vol 29 Issue 2, pp. 220-228, 2004.
  • Wolf A, Shoham M, Ottaviano E, Ceccarelli M, "An Investigation of the Singularities of the CaPaMan: A 3-DOF Parallel Manipulator, Using Line Geometry Tools", Mechanism and Machine Theory Vol 39(1), pp. 75-95, 2004.
  • Wolf A., Jaramaz B, Lisien B, DiGioia AM III, "Mini Bone Attached Active-Robotic System for Joint Arthroplasty", International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, Vol 1(2), pp. 101-121, 2005.
  • Wolf A, DiGioia AM III, Mor AB, Jaramaz B, "A Kinematic Model for Estimating Cup Alignment Error During Total Hip Arthroplasty", Journal of Biomechanics, Vol 38 (11), November 2005, Pages 2257-2265.
  • Wolf A, DiGioia AM III,Mor AB, Jaramaz B, "Cup Alignment Error-Model During Total Hip Arthroplasty", Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, Vol 437, pp 132-137, 2005.
  • Wolf A, Choset H,Brown HB, Casciola R, "Design and Control of a Mobile Hyper-Redundant Urban Search and Rescue Robot", International Journal of Advanced Robotics, Vol 19 (8) pp.221-248, 2005.
  • O'Halloran D, Wolf A, Choset H, "Design of a High-Impact Survivable Robot", Journal of Mechanism and Machine Theory, Vol 40 (12), pp 1315-1416, 2005.
  • Shamas E, Wolf A, Choset H, "Three Degrees of Freedom Joint for Spatial Snake Robots", Journal of Mechanism and Machine Theory, Vol(41), pp 170-190, 2006.
  • Wolf A, DiGioia AM III, Jaramaz B, "Computer Guided Total Knee Arthroplasty", MIS Techniques in Orthopedics, Eds. Giles R. Scuderi, Alfred J. Tria, and Richard A. Berger, pp. 390-407, Springer-Verlag, 2005.
  • Wolf A, DiGioia AM III, Jaramaz B, "How can CAOS Support Minimally Invasive THR and TKR?", Minimally Invasive Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty, Springer-Verlag, pp. 182-185, 2004
  • Abraham NJ, Wolf A, Choset H, "A Potential Function Approach to Surface Coverage for a Surgical Robot", Journal of Computer Aided Surgery, In press.
  • Wolf A, Shoham M, "Task Based Synthesis of Parallel Robots Using Screw Theory Tools", Journal of Mechanism and Machine Theory, In press.