A robot called mCLARI designed by engineers at CU Boulder poses next to a spider.

Robots can’t outrun animals (yet). A new study explores why

April 29, 2024

The question may be the 21st century’s version of the fable of the tortoise and the hare: Who would win in a foot race between a robot and an animal? In a new perspective article, a team of engineers from the United States and Canada, including CU Boulder roboticist Kaushik...

Advanced Intelligent Systems cover with a tiny robot.

CU Boulder robotics research showcased in Advanced Intelligent Systems

Jan. 9, 2024

Kaushik Jayaram's bioinspired robotics are on the cover of the latest issue of the journal Advanced Intelligent Systems. The article, "Design of CLARI: A Miniature Modular Origami Passive Shape-Morphing Robot," discusses the design and creation of Jayaram's compliant legged articulated robotic insect. Jayaram is an assistant professor in the Robotics...

A robot the size of a penny.

Jayaram and team win IROS Best Paper Award on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics

Oct. 31, 2023

Assistant Professor Kaushik Jayaram’s Animal Inspired Movement and Robotics Laboratory recently won the IROS Best Paper Award on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics , rising above around 3,000 other academic papers that were submitted to the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Along with Jayaram as the PI...

Heiko Kabutz and Kaushik Jayaram.

Tiny robot research featured in Daily Camera

Sept. 13, 2023

Kaushik Jayaram's bug-inspired robots are being spotlighted by the Boulder Daily Camera. An assistant professor in the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Robotics Program, Jayaram is an expert in bioinspired robotics and biomechanics. He is the creator of CLARI - Compliant Legged Articulated Robotic Insect. The...

3D printed hand

Jayaram part of team that earns Outreach Award for STEM education

Aug. 23, 2023

Assistant Professor Kaushik Jayaram is part of an interdisciplinary team who have received a University of Colorado Boulder Outreach Award for their efforts to get the next generation of STEM programming into rural K-12 schools in Colorado. New science standards in Colorado require students to learn by working through problems...

Kaushik and student in a field at night

Video: Kaushik Jayaram on Bio-Inspired Engineering

July 12, 2023

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. As an...