I am a part of several projects involving gecko-inspired adhesives. I have worked on manufacturing, testing, modeling, and developing practical applications including human climbing, climbing robots, and grasping.
Here are some links to recent projects:
- Kickstarter project making light-up shoes that use an accelerometer to react to movement with colorful patterns: BLINKY.SHOES
- Measuring the stress distribution on a gecko's toe using a custom-built sensor
- Developing a human-sized device for climbing with gecko-inspired adhesives. Video: New York Times
- Gripping devices to grasp space junk and to enable flying robots to land on walls and ceilings
- Manufacturing gecko-inspired adhesives using a micromachining process
- Analysis and Measurement of Stress Distributions in Gecko Toes and Synthetic Adhesives, Ph.D. thesis, Stanford University (2015).
- Stress Distribution and Contact Area Measurements of a Gecko Toe using a High-Resolution Tactile Sensor, Bioinspir. Biomim. 10, 016013 (2015).
- Human Climbing with Efficiently Scaled Gecko-Inspired Dry Adhesives, J. R. Soc. Interface 12, 20140675 (2015).
- Adhesive Stress Distribution Measurement on a Gecko, Living Machines 2014 pp. 386-388 (2014).
- Dynamic Surface Grasping with Directional Adhesion, IEEE/RSJ IROS 2013 pp. 5487 - 5493, (2013).
- Microwedge Machining for the Manufacture of Directional Dry Adhesives, ASME J. Micro Nano-Manuf. 1, 011001 (2013).
- The Gecko’s Toe: Scaling Directional Adhesives for Climbing Applications, IEEE/ASME Trans. Mechatron. 18, 518-526 (2013).
Eric V. Eason, Ph.D.
Biomimetics and Dexterous Manipulation Lab
Department of Mechanical Engineering
easone [sticky] stanford [bot] edu
424 Panama Mall
Center for Design Research
Building 560, Room 101
Stanford, CA 94305