Research Overview


Towards Statistical Mechanics of Locomotor Transitions in Complex Terrain

University of Pennsylvania, GRASP Lab Seminar, December 6, 2019. Abstract


Conference Talks

Body lateral deformation and compliance help snakes and snake robots stably traverse large steps

SICB 2020, January 6, 2020. Abstract


Cockroach-inspired winged robot reveals principles of ground-based dynamic self-righting

IROS 2016 Highlight Paper, October 12, 2016. PDF


Invited Presentations

  1. National Academy of Sciences Journal Summit, Early Career Researcher Panel (panel speaker, planned), 2020
  2. Arnold & Mabel Beckman Foundation, Beckman Young Investigators Program (planned), 2020
  3. University of Colorado, Boulder, Robotics Labs (seminar), 2020
  4. Colorado State University, Dept. of Mechanical Engr. (seminar), 2020
  5. Society for Integrative & Comparative Biololgy, Symposium on Long Limbless Locomotors over Land (talk), 2020 Video
  6. University of Pennsylvania, GRASP Lab (seminar), 2019 Video
  7. United States Naval Academy, Biomechanics Seminar, 2019
  8. Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering Alumni Reception (talk), 2019
  9. Johns Hopkins University, Laboratory for Computational Sensing & Robotics (seminar), 2019
  10. University of Akron, Biomimicry Research Innovation Center (seminar), 2019
  11. National Academy of Sciences, Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium (poster), 2019
  12. Johns Hopkins University, Faculty Forum (talk), 2019
  13. Arnold & Mable Beckman Foundation, Beckman Symposium (poster), 2018
  14. Robotics Science & Systems (RSS), Small Legged Robot Design & Control Workshop (talk), 2018
  15. Robotics Science & Systems (RSS), Unusual Appendages Workshop (talk), 2018
  16. Natl. Cong. Theoret. & Applied Mech., Mechanics in Biology Symposium (talk), 2018
  17. Arnold & Mable Beckman Foundation, Beckman Young Investigators Program (talk), 2018
  18. Army Research Laboratory, Autonomous Systems Division (seminar), 2018
  19. JHU Applied Physics Laboratory, Intelligent Systems Center (seminar), 2017
  20. Conf. Intel. Robots Sys. (IROS), Robotics-Inspired Biology Workshop (talk), 2017
  21. HRG Group, Inc., Robotics Forum & Expo (talk), 2017
  22. Georgetown University, Dept. of Physics (seminar), 2017
  23. University of Pennsylvania, GRASP Lab (seminar), 2016
  24. Univ. of Maryland, College Park, Robotics Center (seminar), 2016 Video
  25. International Congress of Entomology, Bioinspiration Symposium (talk), 2016
  26. Army Research Office, Terrain Modeling Workshop (talk), 2016
  27. Johns Hopkins University, Laboratory for Computational Sensing & Robotics, Industry Day (talk), 2016
  28. University of California, Berkeley, Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (talk), 2015
  29. Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Career Award at the Scientific Interface Program (talk), 2015
  30. Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering (seminar), 2015
  31. Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Dept. of Mechanical Science & Engineering (seminar), 2015
  32. Arizona State University, Sch. for Engr. of Matter, Transport & Energy (seminar), 2015
  33. Johns Hopkins University, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering (seminar), 2015 Video
  34. Ohio State University, Dept. of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (seminar), 2015
  35. Carnegie Mellon University, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering (seminar), 2015
  36. University of California, San Diego, Dept. of Physics (seminar), 2015
  37. California Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical & Civil Engineering (seminar), 2015
  38. Virginia Tech, of Biomedical Engineering & Mechanics (seminar), 2015
  39. Yale University, Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (seminar), 2015
  40. Pennsylvania State University, Dept. of Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering (seminar), 2015
  41. University of California, Berkeley, Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science (seminar), 2015
  42. Georgia Institute of Technology, Dept. of Applied Physiology (seminar), 2010
  43. SPIE Defense, Security, & Sensing Conference (talk), 2010
  44. Army Research Laboratory, Micro Autonomous Systems & Technology, Collaborative Technology Alliances (talk), 2009