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

November 2019:

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

May 2019:

Dr. Marvi and collaborators from ASU received funding from SRP to work on amphibious pipe-inspector robots. 

January 2019:

Dr. Marvi and collaborators from ASU received funding from NSF Signals in the Soil (SitS) program to work on active self-boring robots.

July 2018:

Dr. Marvi and collaborators from NMSU received funding from DOE National Energy Technology Lab (DOE NETL) to work on A Lizard-inspired Tube Inspector (LTI) Robot.

May 2018:

Dr. Marvi received funding from The ASU DoD Seed Program to work on Octopus-inspired Decentralized Control Strategies for Highly Deformable Soft Robots.

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