Gravish·lab
Gravish
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lab


The science & engineering of
dynamic & dexterous movement
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, UC San Diego

 

We aim to further the scientific understanding of movement and manipulation in biological systems and to apply this knowledge towards new engineering paradigms in robot design, fabrication, and control. To accomplish this we work at the intersections of robotics, physics, and biology. Our current focus is on movement and manipulation in milli-scale robot and biological systems. We develop new fabrication techniques for construction of robots at millimeter scales. Experiments with agile and dexterous organisms can aid in developing intuition and understanding of effective movement strategies at small scales.

  • Micro-robotics fabrication
  • Mechanism design for stable, dynamic movement
  • Biomechanics of rapid flight maneuvers
  • Manipulation in biology
  • Swarm robots and biology
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News

  • 1 September 2022

    We are happy to announce Prof. Gravish has been promoted to Associate professor.

  • 1 July 2022

    What a great Spring and Summer. We said goodbye to masters students Jordan Banh, Zhe Yong, Garam Kim, David Zhu, who all successfully defended their theses!

  • 3 June 2022

    Congratulations to Wei Zhou who successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled “Design of oscillatory movement for ground-based locomotion and synchronized movement in bioinspired robotics.”

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Openings

Graduate students: We encourage interested students to contact PI Gravish about potential opportunities.

Post-docs: We do not currently have any funded post-doctoral positions however students who are interested can contact PI Gravish to discuss co-applying for post-doctoral funding.

Undergrads: We are happy to have talented undergraduates work with graduate students on indendent research projects. Contact PI Gravish with an email to get more information.

Recent papers

77. Publications. 2023.                           
76. Design of a Soft Everting Robot for Exploration in Granular Media. IEEE RoboSoft. 2023.    (In Review).       Conference                     
75. The bumpy road ahead: The role of terrain roughness on animal walking, and where to go from here. Journal of Experimental Biology. 2023.    (In Review).       Journal                     
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