Robomechanics Lab - Information on my research group.
Prospective Students - Interested in working with me? Find opportunities here.
Locomotion Seminar - Subscribe to the CMU Locomotion Seminar group or look at the calendar.
Workshop at RSS on Appendage Use July, 2018At RSS I am hosting a workshop called Unusual Appendages: Novel, multi-modal, or multi-functional uses for limbs, tails, and other body parts . We have a great list of speakers and it should be an interesting discussion about different ways animals and robots use limbs.
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.
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