Biomimetics and Dextrous Manipulation Lab


Raised in Southern California, I received a B.S. in M.E. from UCSB in 2019 and an M.S. in M.E. from Stanford in 2021, where I'm continuing my studies as a Ph.D candidate.

Lake Snag: Lassen Volcanic National Park

It has been my goal in coursework and research to learn as much as I can about design methods, biomechanics, soft robotics, mechatronics, and controls. With these skills, I aim to design actuators, perception systems, and methodologies that will enable robots to enhance human wellbeing. I envision this being realized through facilitating the seamless integration of robotic and sensory systems into human-centric environments. I have worked on projects ranging from the design and analysis of synthetic, bio-inspired adhesives (Mussel-Inspired Adhesives) to stretch-insensitive, high coverage tactile sensors (Stretchable Tactile Sleeve), using gecko-inspired adhesives and passive design principles that expand end-effector potential (Gecko Adhesive Gripper), training neural networks to recognize types of human touch through distributed triaxial force information (Triaxial Touch Gestures). I'm currently working on utilizing triaxial tactile sensors to improve manipulation potential in densely cluttered scenes such as the cabinets and refrigerators in our homes (coming soon to ICRA 2024).

Outside of coursework and research, I enjoy endurance sports, backpacking and camping, watching soccer and football, reading fantasy books, and taking care of houseplants.


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