UCSB Robotics on YouTube
LittleDog on YouTube
The Robotics Laboratory
at UCSB develops novel control
for autonomous robots. Our
primary focus is robot locomotion, where
underactuation and stochasticity are key challenges, particularly:
- supervised autonomy
- legged locomotion
- multi-limb mobility (e.g., climbing)
- dexterous skating
- lower-limb exoskeletons
Katie Byl, Principal Investigator. (link to ECE faculty profile).
. NSF CAREER - Robust Bipedal Locomotion
. NSF NRI - Versatile Locomotion: from Walking to Dexterous Climbing with a Human-Scale Robot
. Army ICB: Biomimetic Gecko-like Robot
. Army Robotics CTA: Agile Locomotion with RoboSimian
. UCSB: Agile/Robust Hopping on Rough Terrain
. DARPA Robotics Challenge (Team RoboSimian, with JPL/Caltech)
- youtube video of RoboSimian
. Army ICB: Bio-Inspired Biped Robot Locomotion
. Army Robotics CTA: Robust Flexible-spine Bounding
. OSD: Autonomous System Interfaces ("RobotAcademy", with Toyon)
The Robotics Lab at UCSB is affiliated with:
the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Eng. (ECE),
the Dept. of Mechanical Eng. (ME), and
the Center for Control, Dyn. Sys. and Computation (CCDC).
Katie Byl, PI
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We are not actively recruiting undergraduate and graduate
researchers at this time; see "New Members" link at top left of page.
Katie's doctoral work was under that guidance of Prof.
Robot Locomotion Group at MIT, with Neville Hogan as committee chair.
As a postdoctoral fellow, Katie was researching
microrobotic flapping-wing robots
with Prof. Rob Wood