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Biomechanics, Bio-inspired Robotics
Animals are extremely agile. However, we are still far from understanding exactly how they can maneuver so rapidly. This is crucial for understanding predator/prey interactions, in terms of the success (or failure) of hunts, the associated energetic costs and injury risks to animals. This understanding will enable a comprehensive view of locomotion, which has natural implications for biomechanics, ecology, evolutionary biology, and will be equally important to fast legged robots if they are to move at high-speed outside the safety of the laboratory.
In our lab, we utilise techniques from robotics ranging from trajectory optimisation, computer vision, sensor fusion to physical robots. This provides new insight to biology but also novel developments in robotics.