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Gait Optimization for Bio-Inspired Robotics

A bio-inspired platform for a search and rescue vehicle with optimized stride length and frequency at various saturation levels of sand is the goal of this research. Measurements and observations of the animal, Basiliscus basiliscus or the basilisk lizard, have provided baseline stride length, frequency, weight, and gait parameters. Variance of stride length and frequency

Adhesion of Octopus Bimaculoides

The suckers of an octopus have amazing adhesive properties both in and out of water. There are some relationships and questions that the research into suction of the octopus bimaculoides aims to accomplish. These aims include: centralized v. decentralized adhesion of the suckers, passive v. active adhesion, function of tentacles by location, and suction v.