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.
We study how animals move and function using concepts from biology, physics, engineering, and other disciplines.
Soft robotics is a field of robotics that focuses on the design and development of robots made from soft, flexible materials.
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.