August 2021: Dr. Marvi is promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure. Congrats!
July 2021: Mahdi defended his doctoral thesis. Congrats, Dr. Ilami!
October 2020: Hosain defended his doctoral thesis. Congrats, Dr. Bagheri!
September 2020: Andrew Thoesen started 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!
April 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!
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.
January 2018: Dr. Marvi received funding from The Kern Family Foundation to work on Bio-inspired ideas for addressing semi-conductor industry needs.
January 2018: Dr. Marvi received The Origins Project award from ASU.
June 2018: Dr. Marvi was invited to give a talk at Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Mechanical Engineering, Atlanta, GA.
June 2018: Dr. Marvi was invited to give a talk at National Congress for Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, Symposium on Mechanics in Biology, Chicago, IL.
March 2018: Dr. Marvi was invited to give a talk at New Mexico State University, College of Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series, Las Cruces, NM.
March 2017: Dr. Marvi and his collaborators received funding from DOD-NAVY: Office of Naval Research (ONR) to work on Octopus-inspired Autonomous Arms for Soft Robotics with Adaptive Motions.
August 2017: Dr. Marvi received funding from The Kern Family Foundation, Bio-inspired robotics for addressing local industry needs.
September 2017: Dr. Marvi was invited to give a talk at IEEE-IROS Conference, Workshop on Robotics-inspired Biology, Vancouver, Canada.
August 2017: Dr. Marvi was invited to give a talk at Intel, Chandler, AZ.
July 2017: Living Machines Conference paper and poster presentation - H. Bagheri et al.
July 2017: Travel funding - H. Bagheri
March 2017: Posters at the TEDXASU - H. Bagheri, M. Ilami, A. Thoesen.
April 2017: Two GPSA awards (V. Taduru for Research and A. Thoesen for Mentorship)
Dr. Marvi will be co-organizing a symposium at the 13th World Congress on Computational Mechanics entitled: Granular Media Modeling and Simulation Techniques.
Dr. Marvi will be co-organizing a workshop at IROS 2017 on Robotics-inspired Biology.
New jobs: D. Elson, E. Fisher, A. Apostol (Clemson), V. Taduru (Test engineer intern at Otterbox)
May 2017: New graduates: D. Elson, V. Taduru, S. White, A. Apostol
Congrats to Next Level Devils robotics team for making it to the final phase of the NASA Micro-g NExT competition.
FURI (Spring 2017) awarded to Mohammed Mahdi, Ivana Ninkovic, and Andre Apostol. Congrats guys!
July and September 2016: Dr. Marvi was invited to give a talk at Medtronic, Tempe, AZ.
Congrats to Fall 2016 Graduate:
Applied Project: Ethan Fisher
Dr. Marvi gave an invited talk at the GRASP Lab at UPenn. - June 2016
Dr. Marvi co-chaired a session and gave an invited talk at the 2nd World Congress on Automation and Robotics.
FURI (Fall 2016) awarded to Douglas Elson, Michael Bejarano, and Shawn White. Congrats guys!
Outstanding SEMTE Honors Thesis Finalist (Spring 2016) awarded to Carolyn Harvey. Congrats Carolyn!
Thesis: Sunil Mate, Carolyn Harvey
Applied Project: Daniel Sanchez, Peng Wei
Other Graduates: Paige Farrell and David McKenna
BIRTH Lab end of year social
BIRTH Lab welcomes new lab members: Hosain and Mahdi (Ph.D. students), Abir, Mercedes, Sujal, and Ranga (Master's students), and Daniel, Douglas, and Michael (Undergrad students). - Feb. 3, 2016
Nov 2015: Congrats to Carolyn, Paige, and Shawn for receiving FURI award!
Sep 2015: 9 Master's and 5 Undergraduate students have joined BIRTH lab in last two weeks. Click here for details.
Aug 2015: The birth of Arizona State University's "BIRTH Lab"(Bio-Inspired Robotics, Technology and Healthcare Lab).