Collage of bio organisms like starfish and sea worms and the robots they inspired including multi-limbed and swarm type robots
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We explore nature to obtain insights for the development of new robotic components/systems that are functional, cost-effective, safer, and collaborative. Our bio-inspired robotics research delves into three primary areas.

Research Areas

  • Comparative Biomechanics

    We study how animals move and function using concepts from biology, physics, engineering, and other disciplines.

  • Soft Robotics

    Soft robotics is a field of robotics that focuses on the design and development of robots made from soft, flexible materials.

  • Swarm Robotics

    We design and control groups of simple and relatively inexpensive robots to study how they coordinate their actions and behaviors using local communication and interaction with their environment.