Frontiers Conference at the University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh researchers play a leading role in a White House conference, co-hosted by Pitt and Carnegie Mellon, on the future of innovation.

Robert A. Gaunt

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Secondary Appointment, Bioengineering


Gaunt’s research interests are in the areas of sensorimotor control and the development of neuroprosthetic devices. His research aims to restore sensations of touch and movement so that a person’s prosthetic limb feels like it is a part of them. He also works on methods to restore or improve bladder function through electrical stimulation of the spinal cord and peripheral nerves.

Ultimately, his endeavors aim to understand how we use sensory information to regulate our actions and to leverage this in the design of prosthetic technologies that restore such functions to people living with spinal cord injuries, amputations, and other related bodily traumas.