The Extraordinary Think And Do (TANDO) Tank
Delbert Tesar (1994)
electro-mechanical actuators
embedded intelligence
human rehabilitation systems
long duration lunar base habitat operation
open architecture vehicles

Dr. Delbert Tesar earned his PhD in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1964. He joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin in 1985, where he directs the Robotics Research group. In 2005, Tesar received the Engelberger International Robotics Award for Education from the Robotic Industries Association. He has served on several national science boards, including the Air Force Science Advisory Board, the NRC Space Station Panel, and the Army Science Board. Dr. Tesar researches the development of advanced component and system technology for intelligent machines and robotics. More specifically, he is concerned with performance, condition-based maintenance and fault tolerance for applications in space, manufacturing, military operations, freight train operations, human orthotics, and microsurgery. His work seeks to demonstrate the benefits of standardized, modular design of robotics, allowing these systems to be easily adapted to a broad spectrum of applications. This work is embodied in 30(+) patents for intelligent actuators as a driver for all open architecture electro-mechanical systems. This actuator tech base exceeds commercial practice by 3 to 4 orders of magnitude.

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John Sibley Butler (1989)
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