Dr. Robert Scheidt

Robert Scheidt
Dr. Robert ScheidtMarquette University

Engineering Hall, 342

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-6124Google Scholar


Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering


MCW Department of Neurology

Founder and Co-Director

NeuroMotor Control Laboratory (NMCL)


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Professional Preparation

  • Ph.D., 1998, Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University 
  • M.S., 1992, Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University 
  • B.S., 1989, Electrical Engineering, Marquette University

Courses Taught

BIEN 3310 Control Systems for Biomedical Engineering—An introduction to the principles of control systems theory for biomedical engineers

BIEN 3300 Signals & Systems for Biomedical Engineering—Covers mathematical models of continuous-time signals and systems, such as the time domain viewpoint and the frequency domain viewpoint

BIEN 4220/5220 Embedded Medical Instrumentation—Fundamentals of microcontroller systems design and analysis and the application to embedded biomedical instrumentation

BIEN 4280 Biocomputers Design Lab 1—Software design and validation, microprocessors, computer architecture, real-time computing, embedded software, graphical user interface and networking

BIEN 4610/5610 Introduction to Rehabilitation Robotics—Introduction to the fundamentals of robotics as it is applied to rehabilitation engineering with topics such as the analysis and design of robot manipulators, forward and inverse kinematics, dynamics and control

BIEN 4931/5931 Special Topics In BME—Mechanisms and Models of Motor Control

BIEN 6931 Special Topics In BME—Computational Models: Perception Action Cognition

BIEN 6931 Special Topics In BME—Machine Learning: Perception, Action & Cognition

BIEN 6600 Neuromotor Control—Overview of current issues in neuromotor control and movement biomechanics with a special emphasis on the study of normal and impaired human movement

BIEN 8110 Research Methodologies I—Formulating research aims and hypotheses, reviewing pertinent scientific literature, planning experimental approaches with statistical design, and conducting pilot work to yield preliminary results 

BIEN 8120 Research Methodologies 2—Focuses on effectively communicating research findings through both oral and written means, emphasizing the graphical representation of data and the conceptual aspects of scientific presentations and manuscripts, culminating in the creation of a scientific manuscript for peer review




Research Interests

  • Human motor control
  • Rehabilitation engineering
  • Human psychophysics of sensorimotor adaptation and learning
  • Systems identification
  • Embedded systems and product development

Recent Publications

Recent Grants

  • Scheidt, RA (Principal Investigator); McGuire, J (MPI); "Addressing arm non-use by encouraging idle-time activity during early recovery from stroke.” Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, R21 (July 1, 2022–June 30, 2024).
  • Scheidt, RA (Principal Investigator); Mrotek, LA (Co-PI); “Augmenting kinesthetic feedback to improve hemiparetic arm control after stroke." Sponsored by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, R15 (Jun 2017–May 2024).
  • Scheidt, RA (Principal Investigator); Beardsley, Scott A (Co-PI); Mrotek, LA (Co-PI); Nielson, Kristy (Co-PI); “Neural mechanisms of error correction during manual interception of moving targets.” Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (September 1, 2021–February 28, 2023).

Investigator working in the lab.

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