Bio-inspired robotics to understand arrhythmic motion

Throughout their lives, animals encounter situations that determine evolutionary fitness: they must evade predators, find food, find mates, etc. Arrhythmic motion is often key to surviving these encounters, and is often only expressed in natural conditions. I develop techniques to record animal motion in the field, tools to quantitatively characterize this motion, and bio-inspired robotic systems to test hypotheses regarding the evolution, ecology, and control of arrhythmic motion.

Fieldwork + Labwork