Our group is interested in using microrobots as platforms to investigate biomechanics, fluid mechanics, and other interesting physical phenomena at the millimeter scale. Leveraging meso-scale fabrication methods, we develop microrobots and microrobotic devices that demonstrate novel functions unseen in larger, traditional robots.

 An aerial robot powered by soft actuators (Nature, 11.4.2019)

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This is the first heavier-than-air aerial robot that is solely actuated by soft actuators. In addition to demonstrating controlled flight, this robot can sense and survive in-flight collisions.