Biomimetics and Dextrous Manipulation Lab


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Research Interests

I am studying birds and insects to design bio-inspired aerial robots that can serve as research platforms for collecting data on ecosystems and the natural environment.


Roderick, W. R. T., Cutkosky, M. R. & Lentink, D. (2017) Touchdown to take-off: at the interface of flight and surface locomotion. Interface Focus 7, 20160094.

Roderick, W. R. T., Jiang, H., Wang, S., Lentink, D. & Cutkosky, M. R. (2017) Bioinspired Grippers for Natural Curved Surface Perching. In Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems (pp. 604-610). Springer, Cham.

Pope, M. T., Kimes, C. W., Jiang, H., Hawkes, E. W., Estrada, M. A., Kerst, C. F., Roderick, W. R. T. Han, A. K., Christensen, D. L., & Cutkosky, M. R. (2017) A Multimodal Robot for Perching and Climbing on Vertical Outdoor Surfaces. IEEE Trans. Robot.

Wu, X. A., Christensen, D. L., Suresh, S. A., Jiang, H., Roderick, W. R. T. & Cutkosky, M. (2017) Incipient Slip Detection and Recovery for Controllable Gecko-Inspired Adhesion. IEEE Robot. Autom. Lett. 2, 460467.

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