Developing control of a walking gait for biped soft robotics will serve as a platform for roboticists working on systems operating in uncertain areas.
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
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.