We are studying the biomechanics of insect righting themselves from an upside-down orientation, and use them as inspirations to develop robots capable of doing so. We also use our bio-inspired robots as physical models to study the principles of dynamic self-righting.

More information will become available once our results are published.

Related publications:

  1. Li C, Kessens CC, Young A, Fearing RS, Full RJ (2016). Cockroach-inspired winged robot reveals principles of ground-based dynamic self-righting, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, accepted (Selected as a Highlight Paper, 20 out of 840) PDF
  2. Li C, Wöhrl T, Lam HK, Full RJ (2015). Self-righting behavior of cockroaches, Bulletin of the American Physical Society 60 Abstract
  3. Li C, Wöhrl T, Lam HK, Full RJ (2015). Fast, flipping cockroaches: dynamic, self-righting behavior,Integrative and Comparative Biology 55 Abstract