Adhesion and Applications: Grasping and climbing vertical surfaces with gecko-inspired controllable, directional dry adhesives. Research includes the continued development of StickybotIII, new adhesives and manufacturing methods, and new applications such as perching UAVs and grasping space junk.

Mobile Manipulation

Mobile Manipulation: Selectively compliant, under-actuated hands with tactile sensing. Research includes underwater hand and grasp analysis and development of artificial skins with pressure, shear and dynamic tactile sensors. Multi-limbed climbing also involves grasping surfaces and manipulating the robot's own body.

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