Robomechanics Lab - Information on my research group.
Perspective Students - Interested in working with me? Find opportunities here.
Locomotion Seminar - Subscribe to the CMU Locomotion Seminar group or look at the calendar.
New Class: Robot Dynamics & Analysis April, 2018My second new class will start in Fall 2018, called 24-760 Special Topics: Robot Dynamics and Analysis. In this class students will learn modeling techniques for robots and other hybrid dynamical systems with a focus on contact conditions, friction, timestepping simulation, and contact invariant optimization. Students will write their own simulation and optimization code in Matlab in order to better understand the challenges and tradeoffs involved in modeling and analysis.
New Class: Robot Design & Experimentation October, 2017In Spring 2018, I will be teaching a new class called 24-775 Special Topics: Robot Design and Experimentation. This should be a fun class for students, as the majority of the time is dedicated to a student-selected project. The theme this year will be "Bioinspired Robotics", and the class will start with a trip to the Pittsburgh Zoo!
New Lab Website July, 2017The Robomechanics Lab has a new lab website! This will give us a central place to post pictures and videos, the latest publications and news articles, as well as information for perspective students.
TCS Hall Groundbreaking April 13th, 2017The Robomechanics Lab was proud to participate in the groundbreaking for the new TCS Hall, named for the generous gift from Tata Consulting Services. PhD student Catherine Pavlov participated in the bricklaying, RHex delivered a brick, and Minitaur entertained the crowds.
Robots That Can Go Anywhere
Interview and overview of my current research in the Robomechanics Lab, featuring many of my current students.
RHex the Parkour Robot