Kaushik Jayaram

As the principal investigator of this group, our lab's research combines biology and robotics to, uncover the principles of robustness that make animals successful at locomotion in natural environments, and, in turn, inspire the design of next generation of novel robots for effective real-world operation. We are currently working with a number of arthropod model organisms including cockroaches, spiders, centipedes, etc. and developing a variety of multifunctional autonomous soft robots ranging from penny to a puppy sizes.