Welcome to the Bio-Inspired Robotics Technology and Healthcare lab , at Arizona State University. Our mission at BIRTH lab is to give "birth" to new technologies inspired by nature. Specifically, we study animal bio-mechanics, physics of interfacial forces, and robotics to develop bio-inspired smart structures for effective interactions with complex environments. As an illustration, we recently developed active mechanisms for control of friction, adhesion, and drag for snake robots to effectively interact with solid and granular environments. There is a wide range of applications for our research at BIRTH lab including efficient all-terrain vehicles, space exploratory systems, and bio-medical instrumentation.

Latest News

September 2020:

Andrew Thoesen starting his job as an Engineering Associate at Exponent. Congratulations!

August 2020:

Papers published in Advanced Materials, Soft Robotics, and Physical Review E journals. Congrats to all of the co-authors!

Aprill 2020:

Nana Kwame Okwae, Alex Petras, and Dakota Edwards defended their Master theses. Congrats!

November 2019:

Andrew Thoesen defended his doctoral thesis. Congrats, Dr. Thoesen!

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