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