Studying the performance impact of computer-generated material transitions will allow for the design of stronger educational robot components.
Daniel Aukes is an assistant professor in engineering at the Polytechnic School, and runs the IDEAlab. He was a Wyss Institute Postdoctoral Fellow in Technology Development at Harvard University from 2013-2015, focusing on the design and manufacturing of laminate robots in conjunction with Rob Wood and the Harvard Microrobotics Laboratory.
Total projects: 10
Studying how to create a soft robotic elephant trunk will lead to greater degrees of motion and flexibility than common robotic arms.
Developing control of a walking gait for biped soft robotics will serve as a platform for roboticists working on systems operating in uncertain areas.
Developing an underwater robot control system that uses pressure to calculate depth and position will control its vertical position at a given time.
Designing passively actuated glider wings will help extend the movement range of a cheap educational robot.
Studying the automated planning of multi-material manufacturing will simplify the creation of robust and low-cost robots for education or research.