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 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.
Washington Post Article October, 2016
CMU-Silicon Valley professor Vivek Wadhwa and I wrote an article called, "Robots could eventually replace soldiers in warfare. Is that a good thing?" that appeared in The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, and Singularity Hub, among other venues. We discuss the moral implications of autonomous weapons systems and the need for a ban. The article is largely based on my Journal of Military Ethics paper.
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