Professor S.K. Gupta (ME/ISR) is quoted in an article in Science News about new research that reveals when crawling, a caterpillar’s stomach advances an entire step forward before the outside of its body catches up.
Gupta, the director of the Maryland Robotics Center, told the publication the discovery could have ramifications for engineers who design soft-bodied robots. Such robots could be used to search tight places such as mine shafts, spaces behind walls or the rubble of a fallen building.
| Read the story on the Science News website |
Pioneering flight of ‘Robo Raven’ is major breakthrough for micro air vehicles
'Open-source' robot offers new opportunities for education
Maryland Robotics Center featured on live TV broadcast
2010 Maryland Robotics Day draws large crowd
Article by Gupta, Hopkins and Spranklin selected as a 'Highlight of 2009'
Robo Raven highlighted in children's magazine
Bergbreiter one of '25 women in robotics you need to know about'
Exaggerated gait allows limbless R2G2 robot to move quickly in confined spaces, rough terrain
Bruck, Smela, Yu receive NSF grant for compliant multifunctional robotic structures
Galloway, Justh, Krishnaprasad publish chasing and flocking research in Proceedings of the Royal Society A
August 3, 2010