09/2020: We were granted a patent on the bistable gripper for aerial grasping and perching.
07/2020: We publish a paper in Soft Robotics to demonstrate how twisted-and-coiled actuators can enable soft robots with programmable motions (CSU News)
05/2020: We publish a paper in Science Advances to demonstrate how elastic instability can enhance the performance of soft robots (Lead by Prof. Yin at NCSU).
03/2020: Together with Opterus R&D, we receive a STTR grant from DARPA to investigate self-reconfigurable ground robots.
12/2019: Haijie passed his preliminary exam, and Jiefeng passed his qualify exam. Congratulations!
10/2019: We publish a paper in Science Advances to unravel the coupled mechanical and computational intelligence in the upside-down landing of flies (Lead by Dr. Cheng at PennState).
08/2019: Ben Pawlowski defended his master thesis on “Modeling, Simulation, and Control of Soft Robots”. During his stay in the lab, Ben has published 1 journal paper and 4 peer-reviewed conference papers.
04/2019: Our group members have recently won several awards (congratulations to all!):
Brandon Tighe has won the 2nd place in Multicultural Undergraduate Research Art and Leadership Symposium (MURALS) as well as the junior researcher award on E-days.
Jordan Julian has won the high honors in Celebrate Undergraduate Research and Creativity Showcase (CURC) for his research on walking robots.
10/2018: Jiefeng and Ben’s paper on embedded shape morphing using twisted-and-coiled actuators is selected as a finalist for the best student paper in the 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS).
08/2018: We received a grant from NSF to investigate vision guided perching for small flying robots, collaborating with Dr. Bo Cheng at Penn State. Thanks NSF for the support!
05/2018: We received the Research Initiation Award from National Science Foundation (NSF) to investigate embedded and continuous shape morphing using twisted-and-coiled actuators. Thanks NSF for the support!
01/2018: Anthony Demario defended his master thesis on “3D printable walking robot with soft joints and links”.
2017 & Before
12/2017: Ali Abbas defended his master thesis on “Modeling of Twisted and Coiled Artificial Muscle for Actuation and Self-Sensing”.
08/2015: Established the Adaptive Robotics Lab at the Energy Institute of Colorado State University.