I am interested in movement dynamics in biology and robotics. I am driven by developing new methods for analysis and generation of locomotion using tools from robotics, computer vision, and physics.
Glenna comes to the gravishlab with a background in physics and organismal biomechanics. Glenna is studying the dynamics and control of high-speed legged locomotion in small insects (ants) to better understand the limitations of legged locomotion in small-scale systems.
Physics of soft-robot locomotion on sandy terrain.
Flapping-wing fluid mechanics of compliant actuators.
Shivam is working on self-excited piezoelectric actuators for robust and multi-modal (swimming, running, flying) locomotion in insect scale robots.
Jason (Minsong) Jiang is a masters student investigating mechanical designs for dynamic, resonantly actuated, flapping wing microrobots.
Optimal control and path-planning for insect flight in complex environments.
Jhonathan is working with Daniel Ortiz on locomotion physics of soft-robots on sandy terrain.