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ME Course Column: Bio-inspired Robotics

Feb. 25, 2022

Bio-inspired robotics is the interface of biology and engineering – motivating the development of technology from artificial muscles and medical devices to gecko-inspired adhesives and robots that run, fly and swim. MCEN 4228/5228: Bio-inspired Robotics introduces engineers to this area of study.


Science documentary series "Evolve" features Jayaram's research

Feb. 15, 2022

The new show looks at how animals can help humanity solve some of the world's biggest problems, which leads biologists to Professor Kaushik Jayaram. His research group is developing robots inspired by one of nature's greatest survivors – cockroaches.

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Video: Kaushik Jayaram on Bio-Inspired Engineering

July 27, 2021

Inspired by the natural world, Kaushik Jayaram heads up the Animal Inspired Movement and Robotics Laboratory (AIM-RL) at CU Boulder. The group aims to develop robotic devices that benefit and enhance human capabilities in the areas of search and rescue, inspection and maintenance, personal assistance, and environmental monitoring.

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Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer available to college in fall

Sept. 4, 2020

Researchers in the college will soon have access to a Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer testing platform. With it, they can perform mechanical load and displacement tests of materials, devices and components that were not possible previously.


Return to Research: Animal Inspired Movement and Robotics Lab hits the ground running

June 30, 2020

CU Boulder researchers are gradually and safely returning to campus to continue their work in the lab. Read about Assistant Professor Kaushik Jayaram and graduate student Parker McDonnell's return to research.