Matthew Pan is a PhD candidate at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He received his B.A.Sc. from The University of Waterloo in Mechatronics Engineering with Biomechanics Option, and M.A.Sc. from UBC in Mechanical Engineering. Since September 2009, Matthew has been engaged as research assistant at the Collaborative Advanced Robotics and Intelligent Systems (CARIS) Laboratory under the direction of Elizabeth Croft. He will be working as a lab associate at Disney Research during the summer and fall of 2016.
Matthew’s research interests generally fall within the categories human-machine interaction and biomedical engineering. His prior work has involved haptic displays, affective computing and human-computer interaction (HCI). He is currently engaged in research investigating novel methods of performing human-robot co-operative manipulation of objects (e.g., handover and co-operative lifting of objects).