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Education
Professional Positions
Honors and Awards
Professional Affiliations
Patents
Publications

Presentations

Research – Professional Service to Societies, Agencies and Institutes
University Facility Directorships
Service to Journals
Consulting / Advisement
Service to the University of California at Berkeley

Education

Community Service & Public Outreach

Education

Ph.D. State University of New York at Buffalo 1984
M.A. State University of New York at Buffalo 1982
B.A. State University of New York at Buffalo 1979
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Professional Positions

Goldman Professor University of California, Berkeley 1999 – 2001
Chancellor’s Professor University of California, Berkeley 1996 – 1999 
Professor
 University of California, Berkeley 1995 – present 
Associate Professor
 University of California, Berkeley 1991 – 1995 
Assistant Professor
 University of California, Berkeley 1986 – 1991 
Post doctoral Lectureship
 The University of Chicago, 1984 – 1986 
NSF Research Assistant
 S.U.N.Y. Buffalo, Summers 1979 – 1984 
Teaching Assistant
 S.U.N.Y. Buffalo, 1979 – 1984

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Honors and/or Awards

California Academy of Sciences Fellow
Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) top 100 speaker (30th Anniversary, Vancouver, Canada)
American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow (Nov)
National Academy of Sciences Mentor in the Life Sciences
Goldman Professorship – U.C. Berkeley
Chancellor’s Professorship – U.C. Berkeley
Distinguished Teaching Award – U.C. Berkeley
Friday Evening Lecturer – MBL, Woods Hole
G.W. Thorn Award – Distinguished Alumni, S.U.N.Y. Buffalo
National Academy of Sciences Invited Speaker – Annual Meeting 1995
Frontiers of Science Speaker – National Academy of Sciences
Invited Scholar – Oklahoma Scholars Leadership Enhancement Program
Presidential Young Investigator Award, NSF
COCOS Foundation Lecturer, Duke University
Master’s Scholar Award, Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools
Excellence in Teaching Award for Graduate Students, S.U.N.Y. Buffalo Sigma Xi, Willard B. Elliot Award – Outstanding Research Accomplishments
Scholarship, Duke University Marine Laboratory
Graduate Fellow, S.U.N.Y. Buffalo
Phi Beta Kappa, S.U.N.Y. Buffalo
Summa Cum Laude, S.U.N.Y. Buffalo
Outstanding Undergraduate Senior Award – Biology, S.U.N.Y Buffalo
Phi Eta Sigma – Honor Society, S.U.N.Y Buffalo

Professional Affiliations

Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology (formerly the American Society of Zoologists)
American Society of Biomechanics
American Physiological Society
European Society of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Sigma Xi – Scientific Research
Society of Experimental Biology
International Society of Neuroethology
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Patents

Inventors: Full, R. J., Fearing, R., Kenny, T. & Autumn, K. 2011. “Adhesive microstructure and method of forming same.” Japanese National Patent No. 2001-550314. Based on International Patent Application No. PCT/US2000/033495.

Inventors: Full, R. J., Fearing, R., Kenny, T. & Autumn, K. 2007. “Adhesive microstructure and method of forming same (part 4)”. United States Patent #7,828,982

Inventors: Full, R. J., Fearing, R., Kenny, T. & Autumn, K. 2007. “Adhesive microstructure and method of forming same (part 3)”. United States Patent #7,229,685.

Inventors: Full, R. J., Fearing, R., Kenny, T. and Autumn, K. 2006. “Adhesive microstructure and method of forming same (part 2)”. United States Patent No. 7,011,723.

Inventors: Full, R.J., Fearing, R., Kenny, T. and Autumn, K., May 2004. “Adhesive Microstructure and Method of Forming the Same.” United States Patent No. 6,737,160.

Ranked among top 10 Nanotechnology Patents in 2007.

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Publications

Journal Publications

Jayaram, K. and R. J. Full. Cockroaches traverse crevices, crawl rapidly in confined spaces, and inspire a soft, legged robot. PNAS. In prep.

Jayaram. K., J. Mongeau, A. Mohapatra, B. McRae, P. Birkmeyer, R. S. Fearing and R. J. Full. Cockroach head-on collisions reveal robust exoskeleton’s role in control. PNAS. In prep.

Dudek, D.M., S. Dastoor, and R. J. Full. An insect leg’s passive recovery from perturbations in swing during rapid running.J. Exp. Biol. In prep.

Full, R. J., R. Dudley, M.A.R. Koehl, T. Libby and C. Schwab. An interdisciplinary learning laboratory course facilitating epistemological development, mutualistic teaming and original discovery. Integrative and Comparative Biology. In press.

Qian, F., Zhang, Korff, W., Umbanhowar, P., Full, R.J. and Goldman, D. Principles of foot design in robots and animals determining terradynamic performance on flowable ground. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics. In press.

Mongeau, J., S. N. Sponberg, J. P. Miller, R. J. Full.2015.Sensory conditioning within antenna enables rapid implementation of whole-body feedback control for high-speed maneuvers in cockroaches. J. Exp. Biol. In press.

Li, C., A. O. Pullin, D. W. Haldane, H. K. Lam, R. S. Fearing, and R. J. Full. 2015. Terradynamically streamlined shapes in animals and robots enhance traversability through densely cluttered three-dimensional terrain. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics. 10.4 (2015): 046003.

Mongeau, J., A. Demir­, C. J. Dallmann, K. Jayaram, N.J. Cowan and R. J. Full. 2014. Mechanical processing via passive dynamic properties of the cockroach antenna can facilitate control during rapid running. J. Exp. Biol. Volume: 217. Issue: 18, 3333-3345.

Gillies, A.G., A. Henry, H. Lin, A. Ren, K. Shiuan, R. S. Fearing, and R. J. Full.2014. Gecko toe and lamellar shear adhesion on macroscopic, engineered rough surfaces. J. Exp. Biol. 217, 283-289. doi: 10.1242/​jeb.092015.

Mongeau, J., A. Demir, J. Lee, R. J. Full, and N. J. Cowan.2013. Locomotion-mediated active sensing with sensor reconfiguration via passive mechanics. J. Exp. Biol. 216, 4530-4541. doi:10.1242/jeb.083477.

Revzen, S., S. A. Burden, T. Y. Moore, J. M. Mongeau and R. J. Full. 2013. Instantaneous kinematic phase reflects neuromechanical response to lateral perturbations of running cockroaches. Biol. Cyb. (3 February). doi:10.1007/s00422-012-0545-z

Mongeau, J., B. McRae, A. Jusufi, P. Birkmeyer, A. Hoover, R. S. Fearing and R. J. Full. 2012. Rapid inversion: Running animals and robots swing like a pendulum under ledges. PLoS ONE. 7. Issue 6. E38003.

Libby, T., T. Moore, E. Chang-Siu, D. Li, D. Cohen, A. Jusufi and R. J. Full. 2012. Tail assisted pitch control in lizards, robots and dinosaurs. Nature 481, 181–184 (12 January 2012) doi:10.1038/nature10710.

Jusufi, A., Y. Zeng, R. J. Full and R. Dudley. 2011. Aerial righting reflexes in flightless animals. Integrative and Comparative Biology.51 (6): 934-437 doi:10.1093/icb/icr114.

Sponberg, S, T. Libby, C. Mullens, and R. J. Full. 2011. Shifts in a single muscle’s control potential of body dynamics. Phil. Trans. Royal Soc. B. 366, 1606-1620. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2010.0368.

Sponberg, S., A. Spence, C. Mullens, and R. J. Full. 2011. A single muscle’s multifunctional control potential of body dynamics for postural control and running. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B. 366, 1592-1605 doi: 10.1098/rstb.2010.0367.

Hill, G. C., Soto, D. R., Peattie, A. M., Full, R. J. and T. W. Kenny. 2011. Orientation angle and the adhesion of single gecko setae. J. R. Soc. Interface, 8, 926-933; doi:10.1098/rsif.2010.0720

Jusufi, A., D. T. Kawano, T. Libby and R J Full. 2010. Righting and turning in mid-air using appendage inertia: reptile tails, analytical models and bio-inspired robots. Bioinspir. Biomim. 5 045001. doi: 10.1088/1748-3182/5/4/045001

Weihmann, T., M. Karner, R. J. Full and R. Blickhan. 2010. Jumping kinematics in the wandering spider Cupiennius salei. J. Comp. Physiol. A: Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology, 196, 6; 421-438, DOI: 10.1007/s00359-010-0527-3.

Spence, A.J., S. Revzen, J. Seipel, C. Mullens, K. Yeats, and R. J. Full. 2010. Insects running on elastic surfaces. Journal of Experimental Biology. 213, 1907-1920.

Herreid, C.F and R.J. Full. 2010. How to survive an academic job interview. J. College Sci. Teaching. Jan/Feb. 10-15.

Schwenk, K., D. K. Padilla, G. S. Bakken and R. J. Full. 2009. Grand challenges in organismal biology. Journal of Comparative and Integrative Biology. 49(1):7-14; doi:10.1093/icb/icp034

Jusufi, A., D. I. Goldman, S. Revzen, and R. J. Full. 2008. Active tails enhance arboreal acrobatics in geckos. PNAS. 105, 4215–4219.

Sponberg, S. and R. J. Full. 2008. Neuromechanical response of musculo-skeletal structures in cockroaches during rapid running on rough terrain. J. exp Bio. 211, 433-446.

Spenko, M.J., G. C. Haynes, J. A. Saunders, M. R. Cutkosky, A. A. Rizzi, R. J. Full, D. E. Koditschek. 2008. Biologically inspired climbing with a hexapedal robot. Journal of Field Robotics. Volume 25, Issue 4-5, 223-242.

Lee, J., S. Sponberg, O. Loh, A. Lamperski, R.J. Full, and N. Cowan. 2008. Templates and anchors for antenna-based wall following in cockroaches and robots. IEEE Transactions on Robotics. 24, 130-143.

Peattie, A.M. and R.J. Full. 2007. Phylogenetic analysis of the scaling of wet and dry biological fibrillar adhesives. PNAS, 104, 18595-18600.

Bartsch, M.S., Federle, W., Full, R.J. and Kenny, T.W. 2007. A multiaxis force sensor for the study of insect biomechanics. Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 16, 709-18.

Dudek, D. M. and R. J. Full. 2007. An isolated insect leg’s passive recovery from dorso-ventral perturbations. J. exp. Biol. 210, 3209-3217.

Nishikawa, K., Biewener, A. A., Aerts, P., Ahn, A. N., Chiel, H. J., Daley, M. A., Daniel, T. L., Full, R. J., Hale, M. E., Hedrick, T. L., Lappin, A. K., Nichols, T. R., Quinn, R. D., Satterlie, R. A., Szymik, B. 2007. Neuromechanics: an integrative approach for understanding motor control. Integr. Comp. Biol. 47, 16-54.

Peattie AM, Majidi C, Corder A, Full RJ. 2007. Ancestrally high elastic modulus of gecko setal beta-keratin. J R Soc Interface. 4, 1071-1076.

Spagna, J.C., D. I. Goldman, P-C. Lin, D. E. Koditschek and R. J. Full. 2007. Distributed mechanical feedback in arthropods and robots simplifies control of rapid running on challenging terrain. Bioinsp. Biomim. 2, 9–18.

Ahn, A.N., K. Meijer and R.J. Full. 2006. Determinants of muscle power: isometric, isotonic, and history dependent properties of two insect leg muscles innervated by the same motor neuron. J. exp Bio. 209, 3370-3382.

Goldman, D.I., Chen, T.S., Dudek, D.M. and Full, R.J. 2006. Dynamics of rapid vertical climbing in cockroaches reveals a template. J. exp Bio. 209, 2990-3000.

Dudek, D. M. and R. J. Full. 2006. Passive mechanical properties of legs from running insects. J. exp Bio. 209, 1502-1515.

Holmes, P., Full, R.J., Koditschek, D. and Guckenheimer, J. 2006. Dynamics of legged locomotion: Models, analyses, and challenges. SIAM Review (SIREV) 48 (2), 207-304.

Cowan, N.J, Lee, J. and R.J. Full. 2006. Task-level control of rapid wall following in the American cockroach. J. exp Bio. 209, 1617-1629.

Autumn, K., Hsieh, S. T., Dudek, D. M., Chen, J., Chitaphan, C. and Full, R. J. 2006. The dynamics of vertical running in geckos. J. exp Bio. 209, 260-272.

Chen, J.J., A.M. Peattie, K. Autumn, and R.J. Full. 2006. Differential leg function in sprawled-posture quadrupedal trotters. J. exp Bio. 209, 249-259.

Huffard, C.L.,Boneka, F. and R. J. Full. 2005. Underwater bipedal locomotion by octopuses in disguise. Science, Vol. 307, Issue 5717, 1927.

Cowan, N. J., Ma, E. J., Cutkosky, M. and Full, R. J. 2005. A biologically inspired passive antenna for steering control of a running robot. In Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics (ed. B. Siciliano, O. Khatib and F. C. A. Groen). Heidelberg, Springer. Volume 15. pg. 541-550. DOI10.1007/11008941_58.

Koditschek, D.E., Full, R.J. and Buehler, M. 2004. Mechanical aspects of legged locomotion control. Arthropod Structure & Development. 33 (3): 251-272.

Seipel, J.E., P. J. Holmes, R. J. Full. 2004. Dynamics and stability of insect locomotion: a hexapedal model for horizontal plane motions. Biol. Cyber. 91, 76-90.

Full, R.J. 2003. See how they run, crawl, hop, hover, fly, swim… J. exp. Biol. 206: 4188-4189.

Cham, J.G., Bailey, S.A., Clark, J.E., Full, R.J. and Cutkosky, M.R, 2002.Fast and robust: hexapedal robots via shape deposition manufacturing. Int. Journal of Robotics Research. 21(10-11): 869-882.

Federle, W., Riehle, M., Curtis, A. and Full, R.J., 2002. An integrative study of insect adhesion: Mechanics and wet adhesion of pretarsal pads in Ants. Int. Comp. Biology. 42, 1100-1106.

Jindrich, D.L. and Full, R.J. 2002. Dynamic stabilization of rapid hexapedal locomotion. J. exp Bio. 205, 2803-2823.

Autumn, K., Sitti, M., Liang, Y.A., Peattie, A.M., Hansen, W.R., Sponberg, S., Kenny, T., Fearing, R., Israelachvili, J.N. & Full, R.J. 2002. Evidence for van der Waals adhesion in gecko setae. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 99 (19), 12252-12256.

Schmitt, J., Garcia, M., Razo, R.C., Holmes, P. and Full, R.J. 2002. Dynamics and stability of legged locomotion in the horizontal plane: A test case using insects. Bio. Cyber. 86 (5), 343-353.

Full, R.J., Kubow, T., Schmitt J., Holmes, P. and Koditschek D.2002. Quantifying dynamic stability and maneuverability in legged locomotion. Int. & Comp. Biology 42, 149-157.

Ahn, A.N. and Full, R.J. 2002. A motor and a brake: two leg extensor muscles acting at the same joint manage energy differently in a running insect. J. exp Bio. 205, 379-389.

Altendorfer, A., N. Moore, H. Komsuoglu, M. Buehler, H.B. Brown Jr., D. McMordie, U. Saranli, R. Full, D.E. Koditschek. 2001 “RHex: A Biologically Inspired Hexapod Runner,” Autonomous Robots.11, 207-213.

Full, R.J. 2001. Using Biological Inspiration to Build Artificial Life That Locomotes. In: Evolutionary Robotics From Intelligent Robotics to Artificial Life, International Symposium, Tokyo, Japan, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. (ed. T. Gomi), Springer-Verlag Berlin. pg. 110-120.

Bailey, S.A., Cham, J.G., Cutkosky, M.R. and Full, R.J. 2000. Biomimetic Robotic Mechanisms via Shape Deposition Manufacturing. In Robotics Research: the Ninth International Symposium. (eds. J. Hollerbach and D. Koditschek), Springer-Verlag, London, pp. 403-410.

Full. R.J. 2000. Biological inspiration: Lessons from many-legged locomotors. In: Robotics Research Ninth International Symposium. J. (eds. Hollerbach and D. Koditschek), Springer-Verlag London, pp. 337-341.

Autumn, K., Liang, Y., Hsieh, T, Zesch, W., Chan, W.-P., T. Kenny, Fearing, R., and Full, R.J. 2000. Adhesive force of a single gecko foot-hair. Nature. 405,681-685.

Dickinson, M.H. Farley, C.T., Full, R.J., Koehl, M. A. R., Kram, R., and Lehman, S. 2000. How animals move: An integrative view. Science 288, 100-106.

Full, R.J. and Koditschek, D. E. 1999. Templates and Anchors – Neuromechanical hypotheses of legged locomotion on land. J. exp Bio. 202, 3325-3332.

Weinstein, R., and Full, R.J. 1999. Intermittent locomotion increases endurance in geckos.Physiol. Zool. 72:732-739.

Jindrich, D.L. and Full, R.J. 1999. Many-legged maneuverability: dynamics of turning in hexapods. J. exp Bio. 202, 1603-1623.

Kubow T. M. and R.J. Full. 1999. The role of the mechanical system in control: A hypothesis of self-stabilization in hexapedal runners. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. London B. 354, 849-862.

Martinez. M.M., Full, R.J. and Koehl, M.A.R. 1998. Underwater punting by an intertidal crab: a novel gait revealed by the kinematics of pedestrian locomotion in air versus water. J. exp Bio. 201, 2609-2623.

Full, R. J., Stokes, D. R., Ahn, A. and Josephson, R. K. 1998. Energy absorption during running by leg muscles in a cockroach. J. exp Bio. 201, 997-1012.

Weinstein, R., and Full, R.J. 1998. Performance limits of low temperature continuous locomotion are exceeded when locomotion is intermittent in ghost crabs. Physiol. Zool. 71, 274-284.

Autumn, K., Farley, C. Emshwiller, M. and Full, R.J. 1997. Low cost of locomotion in the banded gecko: a test of the nocturnality hypothesis. Physiol. Zool. 70, 660-669.

Kram, R., Wong, B. and Full, R.J. 1997. Three dimensional kinematics and limb kinetic energies of running cockroaches. J. exp Bio. 200, 1919-1929.

Full, R.J., Yamauchi, A. and Jindrich, D.L. 1995. Maximum single leg force production: cockroaches righting and running on photoelastic gelatin. J. exp. Bio. 198, 2441-2452.

Full, R.J. and Ahn, A. 1995. Static forces and moments generated in the insect leg: comparison of a three-dimensional musculoskeletal computer model with experimental measurements. J. exp Bio. 198, 1285-1298.

Ting, L.H., Blickhan, R. and Full, R.J. 1994. Dynamic and static stability in hexapedal runners. J. exp Bio. 197, 251-269.

Queathem, L. and Full, R.J. 1994. Variation in jump force production within an instar of the grasshopper Schistocerca americana. J. Zool. London. 235, 605-620.

Weinstein, R., Full, R.J. and Ahn, A.N. 1994. Moderate dehydration decreases locomotor performance of the ghost crab, Ocypode quadrata. Physiol. Zool. 67, 873-891.

Weinstein, R., and Full, R.J. 1994. Thermal dependence of locomotor energetics of the ghost crab, Ocypode quadrata. Physiol. Zool. 67, 855-872.

Autumn, K., Weinstein, R. and Full, R.J. 1994. Low cost of locomotion increases performance in a nocturnal gecko. Physiol. Zool. 67, 237-261.

Blickhan, R. and Full, R.J. 1993. Similarity in multilegged locomotion: Bouncing like a monopode. J. comp. Physiol. 173, 509-517.

Full, R.J., Earls K., Wong, M. A., Caldwell, R.L. 1993. Locomotion like a wheel? Nature. 365: 495.

Blickhan, R., Full, R.J. and Ting, L.H. 1993. Exoskeletal strain: evidence for a trot-gallop transition in rapid running ghost crabs. J. exp Bio. 179, 301-321.

Full, R.J. and Koehl, M.A.R. 1993. Drag and lift in running insects. J. exp Bio. 176, 89-103.

Full, R.J. and Weinstein, R.B. 1992. Integrating the physiology, mechanics and behavior of rapid running ghost crabs: slow and steady does not always win the race. Amer. Zool. 32, 382-395.

Weinstein, R.B. and Full, R.J. 1992. Intermittent locomotion alters endurance in an eight-legged ectotherm. Amer. J. Physiol. 262, R852-859.

Gatten, R., Miller, K. and Full, R.J. 1992. Locomotion energetics at rest and during exercise. In Environmental Physiology of Amphibians. (eds. M.E. Feder and W. Burggren). University of Chicago Press. New York. pp. 275-377.

Full, R.J. 1991. Animal motility and gravity. Physiologist.34, S15-18.

Full, R.J. and Blickhan, R. and Ting, L.H. 1991. Leg design in hexapedal runners. J. exp Bio. 158, 369-390.

Anderson, B.D, Feder, M.E. and Full, R.J. 1991. Energetic consequence of a gait change in toads. J. exp Bio. 158, 133-148.

Full, R.J. and Tu, M.S. 1991. Mechanics of rapid running insects: two-, four-, and six-legged locomotion. J. exp Bio. 156, 215-231.

Full, R.J. and Tullis, A. 1990. Capacity for sustained terrestrial locomotion in an insect: energetics, thermal dependence and kinematics. J. comp. Physiol. 160, 573-581.

Full, R.J. Zuccarello, D.A. and Tullis, A. 1990. Effect of variation in form on the cost of terrestrial locomotion. J. exp. Biol. 150, 233-246.

Full, R.J. and Tullis, A. 1990. The energetics of ascent: insects on inclines. J. exp. Biol. 149, 307-317.

Full, R.J. and Tu, M.S. 1990. The mechanics of six-legged runners. J. exp. Biol. 148, 129-146.

Full, R.J., Caldwell, R.L. and Chow, S. 1989. Smashing energetics: prey selection and feeding efficiency of the stomatopod, Gonodactylus bredini. Ethology. 82, 134-147.

Full, R.J., Anderson, B.D., Finnerty, C.M. and Feder, M.E. 1988. Exercising with and without lungs: I. The effects of metabolic cost, maximal oxygen transport and body size on terrestrial locomotion in salamander species. J. exp. Bio. 138, 471-485.

Feder, M.E., Full, R.J. and Piiper, J. 1988. Elimination kinetics of acetylene and freon 22 in resting and active salamanders. Resp. Physiol. 72, 229-240.

Blickhan, R. and R.J. Full. 1987. Locomotion energetics of the ghost crab: II. Mechanics of the center of mass during walking and running. J. exp. Bio. 130, 155-174.

Full, R.J. 1987. Locomotion energetics of the ghost crab: I. Metabolic cost and endurance. J. exp. Bio. 130, 137-154.

Full, R.J. 1986. Locomotion without lungs: energetics and performance of a lungless salamander, Plethodon jordani. Am. J. Physiol. 251, R775-R780.

Herreid II, C.F. and R.J. Full. 1986. Energetics of hermit crabs during locomotion: the cost of carrying a shell. J. exp. Bio. 120, 297-308.

Herreid II, C.F. and R.J. Full. 1986. Locomotion of hermit crabs (Coenobita compressus ) on beach and treadmill. J. exp. Bio. 120, 283-296.

Full, R.J., C.F. Herreid II and J.A. Assad. 1985. Energetics of the exercising wharf crab, Sesarma cinereum. Physiol. Zool. 58: 605-615.

O’Mahoney, P.J. and R.J. Full. 1984. Respiration of crabs in air versus water. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 79A: 275-282.

Full, R.J. and C.F. Herreid II. 1984. Fiddler crab exercise: energetic cost of running sideways. J. exp. Biol. 109: 141-161.

Herreid II, C. F., P.J. O’Mahoney and R.J. Full. 1983. Locomotion in land crabs: respiratory and cardiac response of Gecarcinus lateralis. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 74A: 117-124.

Herreid II, C.F. and R.J. Full. 1983. Cockroaches on a treadmill: aerobic running. J. Insect Physiol. 30: 395-403.

Full, R.J. and C.F. Herreid II. 1983. The aerobic response to exercise of the fastest land crab. Am. J. Physiol. 244: R530-R536.

Herreid II, C.F., R.J. Full and D.A. Prawel. 1981. Energetics of cockroach locomotion. J. exp. Biol. 94: 189-202.

Herreid II, C.F., D.A. Prawel and R. J. Full. 1981. Energetics of running cockroaches. Science. 212: 331-333.

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Book Chapters

Komsuoglu, H., Sohn K., Full, R. J. and Koditschek, D. E. 2009. A Physical Model for Dynamical Arthropod Running on Level Ground in Experimental Robotics. Volume 54/2009. Springer: pp. 303-317. DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-00196-3_36.

Revzen, S., Koditschek, D.E. and Full, R.J. 2008. Towards Testable Neuromechanical Control Architectures for Running. Sternad, D. (ed.). Progress in Motor Control – A Multidisciplinary Perspective. New York: Springer. pp. 25-55.

Klavins, E. Komsuoglu, H., Full. R.J. and Koditschek, D. E. 2002. The role of reflexes versus central pattern generators in dynamical legged locomotion. In: Neurotechnology for Biomimetic Robots. MIT Press. pp. 351-382.

Kornbluh, R., Full, R.J., Meijer, K., Pelrine, R. and S.V. Shastri. 2002. Engineering a muscle: an approach to artificial muscle based on field-activated electroactive polymers In: Neurotechnology for Biomimetic Robots. (eds. J. Ayers, J. L. Davis, A. Rudolph) MIT Press. pp. 137-172.

Full, R.J. and Meijer, K. 2001. Metrics of natural muscle. In: Electro Active Polymers (EAP) as Artificial Muscles, Reality Potential and Challenges. (ed. Y. Bar-Cohen), SPIE & William Andrew/Noyes Publications. pg. 67-83.

Abbas, J., and Full, R. J. 2000. Neuro-mechanical interaction in cyclic movements. In Biomechanics and Neural Control of Posture and Movement. (eds. J. M. Winters and P. E. Crago) Springer-Verlag, New York, Inc. p.177-191.

Full, R.J. and Farley, C. T. 2000. Musculoskeletal dynamics in rhythmic systems. In Biomechanics & Neural Control of Posture & Movement. (eds. J.M. Winters & P.E. Crago). Springer Vaerlag-New York, Inc. p. 192-205.

Weinstein, R.B. and Full, R.J. 2000. Intermittent locomotor behaviour alters total work. In Experimental Biology Reviews: Biomechanics in Animal Behaviour (eds. P. Domenici and R.W. Blake). BIOS Scientific Publishers Ltd. p.33-48.

Full, R.J. Invertebrate locomotor systems. 1997. In: The Handbook of Comparative Physiology. (ed. W. Dantzler). Oxford University Press. pp. 853-930.

Full, R.J. 1993. Integration of individual leg dynamics with whole body movement in arthropod locomotion. In: Biological Neural Networks in Invertebrate Neuroethology and Robots. (eds. R. Beer, R. Ritzmann and T. McKenna). Academic Press. Boston. pp. 3-20.

Blickhan, R. and Full, R.J. 1992. Mechanical work in terrestrial locomotion. In: Biomechanics: Structures and Systems A Practical Approach. (ed. A. Biewener). IRL at Oxford University Press. New York. pp. 75-96.

Biewener, A. and Full, R.J. 1992. Force platform and kinematic analysis. In: Biomechanics: Structures and Systems A Practical Approach. (ed. A. Biewener). IRL at Oxford University Press. New York. pp 45-73.

Full, R.J. 1991. Concepts of efficiency and economy in land locomotion. In: Efficiency and Economy in Animal Physiology. (ed. R.W. Blake). Cambridge University Press, New York. pp. 97-131.

Full, R.J. 1989. Mechanics and energetics of terrestrial locomotion: From bipeds to polypeds. In: Energy Transformation in Cells and Animals. (ed. W. Wieser and E. Gnaiger). Georg Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart. pp. 175-182.

Herreid, C.F. and R.J. Full. 1988. Energetics and locomotion. In Biology of the Land Crab (eds. W. Burggren and B.R. McMahon). pp. 333-377. Cambridge University Press. New York.

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Published Proceedings

Chang-Siu, E., Libby, T., Tomizuka, M., Full, R. J., 2011. A lizard-inspired active tail enables rapid maneuvers and dynamic stabilization in a terrestrial robot. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), pp.1887-1894, 25-30, doi: 10.1109/IROS.2011.6094658. Best Paper Award Finalist. Sept 2011.

Humbert, J. S., Chopra, I., Fearing, R. S., Full, R. J., Wood, R. J., and Dickinson, M. H. 2009. Development of Micromechanics for Micro Autonomous Systems (ARL-MAST CTA Program). Proc. SPIE, Vol. 7318, 73180L; doi:10.1117/12.820881.

Clark, J.E., Goldman, D.I., Lin, P., Lynch, G., Chen, T.S., H. Komsuoglu, H., Full, R.J., and Koditschek, D.E. 2007. Design of a Bio-inspired Dynamical Vertical Climbing Robot.” Proceedings of Robotics: Science and Systems.

Full, R. J. and Sponberg, S. 2007. The reciprocal relationships amongst research, teaching, and learning.” Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Reinvention Convention: Transforming the Culture: Undergraduate Education and the Multiple Functions of the Research University.

Hill, G.C., Soto, D.R., Lue, S.J., Peattie, A.M., Full, R.J. and Kenny, T.W. 2007. Investigating the role of orientation angle on gecko setae adhesion using a dual-axis MEMS force sensor. TRANSDUCERS ’07 & Eurosensors XXI. 2007 14th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems. IEEE. pp. 2263-6. Piscataway, NJ, USA.

Clark, J.E., Goldman, D.I., Chen, T.S., H. Komsuoglu, H., Full, R.J., and Koditschek, D.E. 2007. Toward a dynamic climbing robot. CLAWAR 2006, 9th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots.

Rizzi, A.A., Haynes, G.C., Full R.J. and Koditschek, D.E. 2006. Gait generation and control in a climbing hexapod robot. SPIE-Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. Proceedings of the SPIE – The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol.6230, no.1, 2006, pp. 623018-1-12.

Saunders, A., Goldman, D., Full, R., and Buehler, M. 2006. The RISE climbing robot: body and leg design. In SPIE Unmanned Systems Technology VII, volume 6230, Orlando, FL., 623017-1-13.

Autumn, K., M. Buehler, M. Cutkosky, R. Fearing, R. J. Full, D. Goldman, R. Groff, W. Provancher, A. E. Rizzi, U. Saranli, A. Saunders and D. Koditschek. 2005. Robotics in Scansorial Environments” in Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology VII, eds. G. R. Gerhart, Charles M. Shoemaker, D. W. Gage, Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 5804, 291-302.

Koditschek, D. E., Full, R. J. and Buehler, M. A principled approach to bioinspired design of legged locomotion systems. In SPIE-Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. Proceedings of SPIE – the International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 5422, no.1, 2004, pp. 86-100.

Cowan, N.J, Ma, E.J., Cutkosky, M. and Full, R.J. 2003. “A biologically inspired passive antenna for steering control of a running robot.” In: Robotics Research: the 11th International Symposium. Springer-Verlag. (Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics).

Bartsch M.S, Federle W.,Full, R.J, and Kenny, T.W. 2003. Small insect measurements using a custom MEMS force sensor. Transducers ’03. 12th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems. Digest of Technical Papers (Cat. No.03TH8664). IEEE. Piscataway, NJ, USA. Part vol.2, pp.1039-42.

Qibing, P., Pelrine, R., Stanford, S., Kornbluh, R. D., Rosenthal, M. S., Meijer, K. and Full, R. J. Multifunctional electroelastomer rolls and their application for biomimetic walking robots. In SPIE-Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. Proceedings of SPIE – the International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 4698, 2002, pp. 246-53. USA.

Qibing, P., Pelrine, R., Stanford, S., Kornbluh, R., Rosenthal, M., Meijer, K. and Full, R. Multifunctional electroelastomer rolls. In Electroactive Polymers and Rapid Prototyping. Symposia (Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings Vol.698). Mater. Res. Soc. 2002, pp. 165-70. Warrendale, PA, USA.

Pelrine, R, Kornbluh, R.D,, Qibing Pei, Stanford, S, Seajin Oh, Eckerle J,Full R.J., Rosenthal, M.A., and Meijer K. 2002. Dielectric elastomer artificial muscle actuators: toward biomimetic motion. SPIE-Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. Proceedings of SPIE – the International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 4695, pp.126-37. USA.

Meijer, K., Libby, T.M. and R.J. Full. 2001. Preflexive and reflexive components of stability: cockroach as a model musculo-skeletal system. 25th Annual Meeting of the Amer. Soc. Biomechanics. 143-144.

Bartsch, M., Federle, W., Full, R. and Kenny, T. Exploring insect biomechanics with micromachined force sensors. In TRANSDUCERS ’01. EUROSENSORS XV. 11th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors and Actuators. Digest of Technical Papers. Springer-Verlag. Part vol.2, 2001, pp.1662-5 vol.2. Berlin, Germany.

Meijer, K., M. Rosenthal and R.J. Full. 2001. Muscle-like actuators? A comparison between three Electroactive Polymers. In: Smart structures and materials 2001: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices, Proc. SPIE. Vol. 4329; 2-12.

Clark, J. E., Cham, J. G., Bailey, S. A., Froehlich, E. M., Nahata, P. K., Full, R. J. and Cutkosky, M. R. Biomimetic design and fabrication of a hexapedal running robot. In Proceedings 2001 ICRA. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (Cat. No.01CH37164). IEEE. Part vol.4, 2001, pp.3643-9 vol.4. Piscataway, NJ, USA.

Liang, Y.A.; Autumn, K.; Hsieh, S.T.; Zesch, W.; Wai Pang Chan; Fearing, R.S.; Full, R.J.; Kenny, T.W. (2000). Adhesion force measurements on single gecko setae. Technical Digest. Solid-State Sensor And Actuator Workshop (Trf Cat. No.00trf-0001), Hilton Head Island, Sc, USA) Cleveland, OH, USA: Transducers Res. Found. P.33-8. Xvi+376 pp.

Altendorfer, R., U. Saranli, H. Komsuoglu, D. Koditschek, H. B. Brown Jr., M. Buehler, N. Moore, D. McMordie, R. Full. 2000. “Dynamic Evidence for Spring Loaded Inverted Pendulum Running in a Hexapod Robot,” ISER2000, Honolulu, Hawai, Dec 2000.

Full, R. J. and Meijer, K. 2000. Artificial muscles versus natural actuators from frogs to flies. In Smart Structures and Materials 2000: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) (ed. Yoseph Bar-Cohen). Proc. SPIE Vol. 3987, p. 2-9.

Bailey, S. A., Cham, J. G., Cutkosky, M. R., Full, R. J. 2000. “Comparing the Locomotion Dynamics of a Cockroach and a Shape Deposition Manufactured Biomimetic Hexapod” 2000. International Symposium on Experimental Robotics (ISER2000), Honolulu, HI, December 10-13, 2000.

Bartsch, M. S., Partridge, A., Pruitt, B. L., Full, R. J. and Kenny, T. W. A three-axis piezoresistive micromachined force sensor for studying cockroach biomechanics. In Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS). 2000 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. ASME. 2000, pp.443-8. New York, NY, USA.

Full, R.J. And Meijer, K. 2000. Artificial muscles versus natural actuators from frogs to flies. Proceedings Of The SPIE – The International Society For Optical Engineering, Vol.3987, (Smart Structures And Materials 2000: Electroactive Polymer Actuators And Devices (Eapad), Newport Beach, CA, USA, 6-8 March 2000.) Spie-Int. Soc. Opt. Eng, 2000. P.2-9.

Garcia, M., Kuo, A., Peattie, A., Wang, P., Full, R.J. 2000. “Damping And Size: Insights and Biological Inspiration” Proceedings of the International Symposium on Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines.

Xu, X., Cheng, W., Dudek, D., Hatanaka, M., Cutkosky, M. R. and Robert J. Full, 2000. “Material Modeling for Shape Deposition Manufacturing of Biomimetic Components.” ASME Proceedings, DETC/DFM 2000, Baltimore, Maryland, September 10-14, 2000.

Full, R.J. 1994. The importance of mechanical systems in understanding arthropod neural control of locomotion. Proc. An. Yale Workshop on Adaptive and Learning Systems. 8, 21-26.

Full, R.J., Tu, M.S. and Ting, L. 1989. Dynamics of insect locomotion compared to hexapod walking machine models. Proc. Amer. Soc. Mech. Engineering. DSC 17, 35-40.40.
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Published Conference Abstracts

Li, C., Wohrl, T., Lam, H.K., and Full, R.J. 2015.Self-righting behavior of cockroaches. Bulletin of the American Physical Society. APS March Meeting 2015. Volume 60, Number 1.

Jinn, J., Nirody, J., Jusufi, A., Libby, T., Jacobs, L.F., and Full, R.J. 2015.Quadrupedal locomotion on the water’s surface by geckos. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. West Palm Beach, FL. January 3-7, 2015.

Jayaram, K., and Full, R.J. 2015. Body size limit predictions for mechanically mediated maneuvers. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. West Palm Beach, FL. January 3-7, 2015.

Li, C., Wohrl, T., Lam, H.K., and Full, R.J. 2015.Fast, flipping cockroaches: dynamic, self-righting behavior. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. West Palm Beach, FL. January 3-7, 2015.

Full, R.J., Dudley, R., Koehl, M.A.R., Libby, T., and Schwab, C. 2015. The impact of discovery-based instruction on interdisciplinary research skills. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. West Palm Beach, FL. January 3-7, 2015.

Lee, J.S., Haldane, D., Fearing, R., and Full, R.J. 2015. Biologically inspired collapsible spines increase performance in legged robot. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. West Palm Beach, FL. January 3-7, 2015.

Qian, F,. Zhang, T., Korf, W., Umbanhowar, P.B., Full, R.J., and Goldman, D.I. 2015. Principles of foot design in robots and animals determining terradynamic performance on flowable ground. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. West Palm Beach, FL. January 3-7, 2015.

Libby, T., Johnson, A.M., and Full, R.J. 2015. Scaling of effectiveness for inertial reorientation. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. West Palm Beach, FL. January 3-7, 2015.

Hunt, N. Jinn, J., Libby, T., Jacobs, L.F., and Full, R.J. 2015. Learning to launch: targeted leaping from a dynamic obstacle in squirrels. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. West Palm Beach, FL. January 3-7, 2015.

Li, C., A. O. Pullin, D. W. Haldane, R. S. Fearing, and R. J. Full. 2014. Shape-assisted body reorientation enhances trafficability through cluttered terrain. Bulletin of the American Physical Society. 67th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics
Volume 59, Number 20.

Jayaram, K., Goldman, D., Full, R.J. 2014. Mechanics of confined space frictional legged crawling, World Congress of Biomechanics. Boston, July 6-11, 2014.

Jayaram, K., Goldman, D., Full, R.J. 2014. Performance limited by friction in confined spaces by the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana, Society of Experimental Biology, Annual Meeting, Manchester, July 1-4, 2014.

Libby, T., Hwang, M., Koh, M., Xie, B. and Full, R.J. 2014.Ground reaction forces during rapid escape turns in lizards. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. Austin, TX. January 3-7, 2014.

Hunt, N., Moon, H.S., Hammond, A., Burnett, N.P., Pritchard-Berman, M. and Full, R.J. 2014.Stability of cockroaches running rapidly on rigid rods. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. Austin, TX. January 3-7, 2014.

Springthorpe, D., Ng, P. and Full, R.J. 2014.Effect of moisture content on burrowing performance of ghost crabs. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. Austin, TX. January 3-7, 2014.

Jayaram, K, Goldman, D. and Full, R.J. 2014.Effect of friction on cockroaches running in confined spaces. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. Austin, TX. January 3-7, 2014.

Li, C. and Full, R.J. 2014. Insects traversing grass-like vertically compliant beams. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. Austin, TX. January 3-7, 2014.

Burden, S.A., Sastry, S.S. and Full, R.J. 2014.Optimization for models of legged locomotion: parameter estimation, gait synthesis, and experiment design. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. Austin, TX. January 3-7, 2014.

Jayaram, K., Springthorpe, D., Haldane, D., McKinley, S., DiRocoo, A., Full, R.J. 2013. Challenges of confined space locomotion – a case study using the American cockroach, SEB Annual Meeting 2013, Valencia, Spain, July 2-7, 2013.

Mongeau, J.-M., Sponberg, S.N. and Full, R.J. 2013. Unit responses from antenna in cockroaches generate control input predicted from control-theoretic model of wall following. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. San Francisco, CA. January 3-7, 2013.

Gillies, A. G., Lin, H., Henry, A., Ren, A., Shiuan, K., Fearing, R. S. and Full, R. J. 2013. Gecko toe and lamella adhesion on macroscopically rough surfaces. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. San Francisco, CA. January 3-7, 2013.

Jusufi, A., Byrnes, G.T. and Full, R.J. 2013. Gliding Geckos Perch on a Tree Trunk Assisted by Active Tails. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. San Francisco, CA. January 3-7, 2013.

Dallmann, C.J., Mongeau, J.-M., Jayaram, K., Mahavadi, A. and Full, R.J. 2013. Dynamic response of antenna flagellum in the American cockroach. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. San Francisco, CA. January 3-7, 2013.

Gudenus, V., Libby, T., Haldane, D.W., and Full, R.J. 2013. Designing bio-inspired tailed robots to turn using bendable backs. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. San Francisco, CA. January 3-7, 2013.

Jayaram, K., Springthorpe, D., Haldane, D., Mckinley, S., Dirocco, A. and Full, R.J. 2013. Running in confined spaces by the American cockroach. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. San Francisco, CA. January 3-7, 2013.

Springthorpe, D., Gravish, N., Mazouchova, N., Goldman, D.I. and Full, R.J. 2013. Burrowing biomechanics of the ghost crab. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. San Francisco, CA. January 3-7, 2013.

Burden, S.A., Revzen, S., Moore, T.Y., Sastry, S.S. and Full, R.J. 2013. Using reduced-order models to study dynamic legged locomotion: Parameter identification and model validation. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. San Francisco, CA. January 3-7, 2013.

Libby, T., Gudenus, V., Harrington, P. and Full, R.J. 2013. Coordination between inertial and impulsive mechanisms during rapid turns in lizards. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. San Francisco, CA. January 3-7, 2013.

Libby, T., Moore, T., Chang-Siu, E., Li, D., Jusufi, J., Cohen, D., and Full, R.J.2012. Tail assisted pitch control in a lizard, robot, and dinosaur. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. Charleston, SC. January 3-8, 2012.

Mongeau, J.-M., McRae, B., Jusufi, A., Birkmeyer, P., Hoover, A.M., Fearing, R. and Full, R.J.2012. Rapid inversion: running cockroaches, geckos, and robots swing like a pendulum under ledges. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. Charleston, SC. January 3-8, 2012.

Chang-Siu, E.H., Libby, T., Full, R.J. and Tomizuka, M. 2012. Tailbot – robot with inertial assisted control by an active tail inspired by lizards.Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. Charleston, SC. January 3-8, 2012.

Mongeau, J.-M., Alexander, T. and Full, R.J. 2012.Neuromechanical feedback during dynamic recovery after a lateral perturbation in rapid running cockroaches. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. Charleston, SC. January 3-8, 2012.

Jayaram, K., Merritt, C. and Full, R.J. 2012. Robust climbing in cockroaches results from fault tolerant design using leg spines. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. Charleston, SC. January 3-8, 2012.

Jusufi, A., Libby, T. and Full, R.J. 2012. Scales assist scaling in lizards: keeled, subcaudal scale arrays engage substrate during rapid vertical climbing. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. Charleston, SC. January 3-8, 2012.

Full, R.J., Jayaram, K., Mongeau, J.M., Birkmeyer, P., Hoover, A. and Fearing, R.S. 2011. Role of robustness in running: bio- and bio-inspired exoskeletons. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. Salt Lake City, UT. January 3-7, 2011.

Jusufi, A., Zeng, Y., Full, R.J. and Dudley, R. 2011. Aerial righting responses: A comparative approach. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. Salt Lake City, UT. January 3-7, 2011.

Revzen, S., Guckenheimer, J.M. and Full, R. J. 2011. Subtle differences in gaits: the perspective of data driven Floquet analysis. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. Salt Lake City, UT. January 3-7, 2011.

Libby, T. and Full, R. J. 2011. Active muscle enhances rapid perturbation recovery in an insect limb. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. Salt Lake City, UT. January 3-7, 2011.

Jayaram, K., Merritt, C., Cherian, A. and Full, R.J. 2011. Running without feet: the role of tarsi during high-speed horizontal locomotion in cockroaches. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. Salt Lake City, UT. January 3-7, 2011.

Demir, A., Samson, E.G., Mongeau, J.-M., Jayaram, K., Full, R. J. and Cowan, N.J. 2011. A tunable, multisegmented robotic antenna for identifying and testing biomechanical design. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. Salt Lake City, UT. January 3-7, 2011.

Moore, T., Burden, S., Revzen, S., and Full, R. J. 2010. Adding inertia to test stability predictions in rapid running insects. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. Seattle, WA. January 3-7, 2010.

Jayaram, K., J.-M. Mongeau, B. McRae, and R.J. Full. 2010. High-Speed Horizontal to Vertical Transitions in Running Cockroaches Reveals a Principle of Robustness. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. Seattle, WA. January 3-7, 2010.

Mongeau, J.-M., Jayaram, K., Lee, J., Full, R.J., and N. Cowan. 2010. Mechanical Feedback of Antenna-Substrate Interaction Simplifies Cockroach Antennal Navigation.Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. Seattle, WA. January 3-7, 2010.

Spence, A. J., S. Revzen, J. Seipel, C. Mullens, K. Yeats, and R. J. Full. 2009. Insects running on elastic surfaces: The role of feedforward control. Society of Experimental Biology Meeting Glasgow, UK, 2009. Abstract.

Jusufi, A. Gao, P., Full, R.J., Dudley, R. Gliding Geckos actively use tails for turning. 2009. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. Boston, MA. January 3-7, 2009.

Revzen, S., Guckenheimer, J.M., Full, R.J. 2009. Study of Neuromechanical Control of Rhythmic Behaviors by Floquet Analysis. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. Boston, MA. January 3-7, 2009.

Sponberg, S., Mongeau, J.M., Miller, J.P., Full, R.J. 2009.Decoding Cockroach Antennal Tactile Navigation Using Naturalistic and White Noise Stimuli in a Control Theoretic Framework. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. Boston, MA. January 3-7, 2009.

Jusufi, A., Revzen, S. and Full, R.J. 2008. “Tail-induced Air-righting Maneuver Reorients Geckos.” Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. San Antonio, TX January 2-6, 2008.

Seipel, J. and R.J. Full. 2008. “A Clock-Controlled Hip-Torqued Model for Locomotion.” Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. San Antonio, TX January 2-6, 2008.

Peattie, A. M., A.B. Corder and R.J. Full. 2008. “Effect of Variation in Length and Width on Single Seta Force in Geckos.” Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. San Antonio, TX January 2-6, 2008.

Revzen, S. M. S. Berns, D. E. Koditschek, R. J. Full. 2008. “Determining Neuromechanical Control Architecture Using Kinematic Phase Response to Perturbations.” Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. San Antonio, TX January 2-6, 2008.

Mullens, C., Sponberg S. and Full R. J. 2008. “Direct manipulation of extensor muscle phase affects swing trajectory, foot placement and turning dynamics in a running insect.” Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. San Antonio, TX January 2-6, 2008.

Sponberg, S., Libby, T. and Full R. J. 2008. “Rewriting the motor code to a muscle in a running insect alters function from energy absorption to production.” Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. San Antonio, TX January 2-6, 2008.

Sponberg, S., Spence, A., Mullens, C. and Full R. J. 2008. “Effective Fields for Muscles in the Neuromechanical Control of Running and Station-Keeping Cockroaches.” Society of Experimental Biology, Glasgow Scotland, UK March 31-April 4, 2007. Published Abstract: Comp. Biochem. & Physio. A—Mole. & Ing. Physio., 146 4: S112-S113 19 Suppl. S: APR., 2007.

Sponberg, S., Spence, A., Mullens, C.; Full R. J. 2008. “Effective fields in control muscles: efficacy of control depends on biomechanical context in an insect.” American Society of Biomechanics Final Program and Abstracts, Palo Alto, CA August 22-25th, 2007.

Full, R.J. and S. Sponberg. 2007. Reciprocal Relationships Among Research, Teaching, and Learning. Proceedings of the 3rd Nation Conference of the ReInvention Center. Published. Presentation and summary available on-line at http://www.reinventioncenter.miami.edu/conference2006/robertfull/summary.htm

Sponberg, S., A. Spence, C. Mullens and R.J. Full. 2007. Effective fields for muscles in the neuromechanical control of running and station-keeping cockroaches. Journal of Comp. Physiology A. 1464 S1: S112-S113. Society of Experimental Biology Annual Meeting. March 31 – April 4, 2007 Glasgow, Scotland.

Hill, G. C., Soto, D. R, Lue S. J., Peattie A M, Full, R, J., Kenny T. W. 2007. Investigating the role of orientation angle on gecko setae adhesion using a dual-axis MEMS force sensor. APS Meetings, March 5-9, 2007, Denver, CO.

Spence, A., S. Revzen, K. Yeats, C. Mullens and R. J. Full. 2007. Insects Running on Compliant Surfaces. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. Jan 3-7 Phoenix, AZ.

Revzen, S., J. Bishop-Moser, A. Spence and R. J. Full. 2007. Testing Control Models In Rapid Running Insects Using Lateral Ground Translation. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. Jan 3-7

Weingarten, J., H. Komsuoglu, T. Kubow, M. Wehner, P. Jennings, N. Zvarik, D. Koditschek and R. J. Full. 2007. Using Bio-inspired Robots as Physical Models in the Teaching Laboratory. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. Jan 3-7 Phoenix, AZ.

Goldman, D.I., W. L. Korff, M. Wehner, M. Berns and R. J. Full. 2007. The Mechanism of Rapid Running in Loosely Packed Sand.Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. Jan 3-7 Phoenix, AZ.

Peattie, A. M., C. Majidi, A.B. Corder and R.J. Full. 2007. Similar Elastic Modulus of Setal Keratin for Two Species of Gecko. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. Jan 3-7 Phoenix, AZ.

Libby, T. and R. J. Full. 2007. Passive Muscle Facilitates Rapid Perturbation Recovery in an Insect Leg. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. Jan 3-7 Phoenix, AZ.

Jusufi, A., D. I. Goldman, and R.J. Full. 2007. Active Tail Stabilizes Rapid Vertical Running in Geckos. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. Jan 3-7 Phoenix, AZ.

Sponberg, S., A. Spence, C. Mullens and R.J. Full. 2007. Effect of Rewriting the Neural Code to Muscles in Running and Stationary Insects. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. Jan 3-7 Phoenix, AZ.

Seipel, J., R.J. Full and P. Holmes. 2007. Effects of leg number and posture for a class of simple three-dimensional point-mass running models. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. Jan 3-7 Phoenix, AZ.

Dudek, D.M., P. Holmes, M. Srinivasan, K. Rogale, R. Kukillaya and R.J. Full. 2007. The relevance of resonant frequency in running cockroaches modeled by a spring-loaded, inverted pendulum. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. Jan 3-7 Phoenix, AZ.

Peattie, A. M., A.B. Corder and R.J. Full. 2006. Effect of Morphological Variation on Single Seta Force in Geckos. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. Jan 4-8 Orlando, FL.

Dudek, D.M., S. Dastoor, and R.J. Full. 2006. Rapid Recovery From An Impulse Perturbation To A Leg In Running Insects. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. Jan 4-8 Orlando, FL.

Sponberg, S., A. Spence, and R.J. Full. 2006. Testing Neural Control Models for Antenna-based Tactile Navigation in Cockroaches. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. Jan 4-8 Orlando, FL.

Goldman, D.I., T. C. Chen, and R.J. Full. 2006. A Template for Rapid Vertical Climbing. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. Jan 4-8 Orlando, FL.

Revzen, S., D. Koditschek, and R.J. Full. 2006. Testing Feedforward Control Models In Rapid Running Insects Using Large Perturbations. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. Jan 4-8 Orlando, FL.

Spagna, J.C., D.I. Goldman and R.J. Full. 2005. Contribution of a Distributed Foot to Running Performance in Arthropods. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. Jan 4-8 San Diego, CA.

Peattie, A. M., S. M. Delannoy, A. P. Russell and R.J. Full. 2005. Deformation of isolated gecko setal arrays: bending or buckling? 1. Kinematics. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. Jan 4-8 San Diego, CA.

Goldman, D.I., Dudek, D.M. and Full, R.J. 2005. Dynamics of Rapid Vertical Climbing in Hexapods. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. Jan 4-8 San Diego, CA.

Huffard, C.L. and Full, R.J. 2005. Underwater bipedal locomotion by octopuses in disguise. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. Jan 4-8 San Diego, CA.

Sponberg, S., C. Chang, and R.J. Full. 2005. Feedforward, sensory independent control in cockroaches running over rough surfaces.Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. Jan 4-8 San Diego, CA.

Cowan, N. J. Lee, and R.J. Full. 2005. Dynamical Control of Antennal Wall Following in the American Cockroach. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. Jan 4-8 San Diego, CA.

Dudek, D.M. and R.J. Full. 2004. Mechanical properties of the support tripod in running insects.Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. Jan 4-9 New Orleans, LA.

Peattie, A.M., M. Sitti, R.S. Fearing, R. J. Full. 2004. Using a simple beam model to predict morphological variation in adhesive gecko hairs. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. Jan 4-9 New Orleans, LA.

Full, R.J., J. Seipel and P. Holmes. 2004. Dynamic Stability Model Predicts Constraints In Sprawled Posture Running. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program and Abstracts. Jan 4-9 New Orleans, LA. p. 286.

Full, R. J., T. Kubow, M. Garcia, W. Schwind and D. Kodistchek 2003. Can a simple neural oscillator generate rapid running in cockroaches? Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Irschick, D. J. and R. J. Full 2003. Running without a back: Experimental manipulations of axial bending in geckos and effects on kinematics and force dynamics. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Toronto, ON, Canada. Annual Meeting & Exhibition Final Program & Abstracts. 2003. 202. Phoenix, AZ.

Irschick, D.J., S. Bocchi and R. J. Full. 2001. Does power limit climbing performance? Loading small climbing lizards. American Zoologist. 416. 1481.

Federle W. and Full R J. Thin liquid films and ant adhesion. 2001 American Zoologist.416. 1441.

Peattie, A. M., M. S. Garcia, A. D. Kuo, P.C. Wang and R. J. Full. 2001. Damping estimates in insect legs indicate a role in control. American Zoologist. 41.

Libby, T., K. Meijer and R. J. Full. 2001. Partioning preflex and reflex contributions toward cockroach leg stability: a simulation study. American Zoologist. 41.

Dudek, D.M. and R.J. Full. 2001. Leg function in running insects: resilience and impedance of legs linked to a body. American Zoologist. 41.

Full, R. J. 2000. Bestowing biological inspiration and getting novel insight from engineering and entertainment. American Zoologist. 40 6: 1022.

Full, R. J. 2000. Stability and maneuverability in sprawled posture, legged locomotion. American Zoologist. 40 6: 1021-1022.

Meijer, K.; Libby, T. M.; Full, R. J. 2000. Passive stability provided by the musculo-skeletal properties of an insect leg. In: American Zoologist. 40 6: 1129-1130.

Anderson, B. D.; Full, R. J.; Garcia, M. 2000. A spring-mass model of centipede locomotion. American Zoologist. 40 6: 928.

Dudek, D. M.; Full, R. J. 2000. Spring-like behavior of the legs of running insects. American Zoologist. 40 6: 1002-1003.

Jindrich, D. L.; Full, R. J. 2000. Dynamic stabilization of rapid hexapodal locomotion. American Zoologist. 2000. 40 6: 1077.

Chen, J.J., A.M. Peattie, K. Autumn, and R.J. Full.1999.Differential leg function in sprawled-posture quadrupedal trotters. American Zoologist. 39 5: 106A.

Ahn A.N and Full R.J. 2000. History-dependent properties result in differential function between muscles innervated by the same motor neuron. Society of Experimental Biology, Exeter, England, 2000.

Meijer, K. and R.J. Full 2000. Stabilizing properties of the coxa-femur extensor muscles of the cockroach (Blaberus discoidalis). Society of Experimental Biology, Exeter, England, 2000.

Meijer K., S. V. Shastri and R.J. Full. 1999. Evaluating the muscle-like properties of an ElectroActive Polymer actuator. In: Utilization of Electroactive Polymers: Advanced Technologies for the Commercial Development of Novel Applications October 28-29, Coronado, CA, USA.

Autumn, K., Hsieh, T.; Zesch, W.; Chan, W.-P.; Fearing, R.; Full, R. J. 1999. How gecko feet work. American Zoologist. 39 (5): 105A.

Ahn, A. N. and Full, R. J. 1999. Muscles stimulated by the same motor neuron function differently in running roaches. American Zoologist, v.39, n.5.:117A-118A.

Meijer, K. and Full, R. J. 1999. Stabilizing properties of invertebrate skeletal muscle. American Zoologist, v.39, n.5.:117A.

Anderson, B. D. and Full, R. J. 1998. Mechanical energy of a virtual stride in centipedes. American Zoologist. 38:81A.

Jindrich, D. L.; Full, R. J. 1998. Kinematic variability during constant average speed running in cockroaches. American Zoologist. 38:81A.

Full, R. J.; Autumn, K.; Chung, J. I.; Ahn, A. 1998. Rapid negotiation of rough terrain by the death-head cockroach. American Zoologist. 38:81A.

Kubow, T.; Full, R. J. 1998. Effects of changing morphology on running stability shown by linearization of a two dimensional hexapod model. American Zoologist. 38:81A.

Autumn, K.; Hsieh, S. T.; Dudek, D. M.; Chen, J.; Chitaphan, C.; Full, R. J. 1998. Function of feet in ascending and descending geckos. American Zoologist. 38:84A.

Autumn, K.; Hsieh, S. T.; Dudek, D. M.; Chen, J.; Chitaphan, C.; Full, R. J. 1998. Dynamics of geckos running vertically. American Zoologist. 38:84A.

Full, R. J.; Kubow, T.; 1997. The role of the mechanical system in control. Biona. 13:215-216.

Ahn, A N; Full, R J. 1997. A motor and a brake: Similar EMGs in two adjacent leg extensor muscles result in completely different function. American Zoologist. 37:107A.

Kubow, T M; Full, R J. 1997. Stability analysis of a 2D hexapedal model shows that nonlinear properties are important to the dynamics of running. American Zoologist 37:174A.

Jindrich, D L; Full, R J. 1997. Requirements for self-stabilizing running in hexapods. American Zoologist 37:176A.

Full, R J; Glasheen, J; Autumn, K; Jagger, A E; Yamauchi, A. 1997. Dynamics of cockroach climbing: Vaulting, bouncing or powering over a step? American Zoologist 37:177A.

Kubow, T.M., Glasheen, J.W. and Full, R. J. 1996. Sprawled posture with opposing leg forces yields dynamic stability in a 2D insect model. Amer. Zool. 36: 9A.

Martinez, M. M., Full, R. J. and Koehl, M A R. 1995. Mechanics of aquatic pedestrian locomotion in crabs. Amer. Zool. 35: 4A.

Tullis, A. and Full, R J. 1995. The energetics and kinematics of running upside-down. Amer. Zool. 35: 141A.

Full, R. J., and Chang, K. 1995. Tuned tracks for hexapedal runners? Amer. Zool. 35: 142A.

Martinez, M., Full, R.J. and Koehl, M.A.R. 1995. Kinematics of crabs locomoting in water versus air. Pro. of the Amer. Soc. of Biomech. 19: 237-238.

Ahn, A., Eckel, C.M. and Full, R.J. 1995. Extensor and flexor function in exoskeletons: Musculo-skeletal model of an insect leg. Pro. of the Amer. Soc. of Biomech. 19: 239-240.

Anderson, B.D. and Full, R.J. 1995. The kinetics of centipede locomotion. Pro. of the Amer. Soc. of Biomech. 19: 107-108.

Jindrich, D.L. and Full, R.J. 1995. Mechanics of turning in hexapods. Pro. of the Amer. Soc. of Biomech. 19: 105-106.

Anderson, B.D. and Full, R.J. 1995. The locomotor mechanics of metachronal gaits in the centipede Scolopendra heros. Physiol. Zool. 68: 58.

Jindrich, D.L. and Full, R.J. 1995. Dynamics of turning in a running cockroach. Physiol. Zool. 68: 57.

Martinez, M.M., Full, R.J. and Koehl, M.A.R. 1995. Kinematics of intertidal crabs locomoting through water and air. Physiol. Zool. 68: 58.

Full, R.J. 1995. Biological inspiration toward the design of hexapedal robots: stability and maneuverability. Physiol. Zool. 68: 56.

Ahn, A. and Full, R.J. 1995. Effect of phase, cycle frequency and activation kinetics on power output by an insect leg extensor during oscillatory motion using a three-dimensional computer model. Physiol. Zool. 68: 45.

Full, R.J., Kram, R. and Wong, B. 1994. Mechanical energy of swinging six legs. Amer. Zool. 34: 45A.

Anderson, B.D. and Full, R.J. 1994. Locomotor mechanics of the centipede Scolopendra heros. Amer. Zool. 34: 45A.

Jindrich, D.L. and Full, R.J. 1994. Turning behavior of cockroaches. Amer. Zool. 34: 38A.

Weinstein, R.B., Harrison, J.F. and Full, R.J. 1994. Intracellular muscle pH recovers rapidly in ghost crabs following exercise to exhaustion. Physiologist 37: A80.

Full, R.J., Kram, R. and Wong, B. 1994. Instantaneous joint power of running roaches. Physiologist 37: A75.

Queathem, E.J. and Full, R.J. 1994. Ontogenetic change in the energetic cost of locomotion in the cockroach. Physiologist 37: A74.

Autumn, K. and Full, R.J. 1994. Phylogenetic patterns of nocturnality and physiological capacity in geckos. Physiologist 37: A61.

Eckel, C., Ahn, A. and Full, R.J. 1993. Three dimensional simulation of flexor musculo-apodeme function in insects. Amer. Zool. 32: 29A.

Yamauchi, A., Wong, B., Kram R., and Full, R.J. 1993. Strategy of scaling steps in insects. Amer. Zool. 32: 29A.

Hoekstra, H., Queathem, E. and Full, R.J. 1993. Molting alters maximum force production in insects. Amer. Zool. 32: 29A.

Lee, C.S., Full, R.J., and Weinstein, R.B.. 1993. Exercising intermittently increases endurance in an insect. Amer. Zool. 33: 29A.

Full. R.J., Kram, R., and Wong, B. 1993. Instantaneous power at the leg joints of running roaches. Amer. Zool. 33: 140A.

Ahn, A. and Full, R.J 1993. Predicting static joint moment from estimates of muscle moment. Amer. Zool. 33: 140A.

Queathem, E., Hoekstra, H. and Full, R.J. 1993. Effect of the molt cycle on the energetics of running in insects. Amer. Zool. 33: 139A.

Van Laarhoven, M., Weinstein, R.B. and Full, R.J. 1993. Intermittent locomotion does not increase performance in anaerobic fiddler crabs. Amer. Zool. 33: 139A.

Yamauchi. A. and Full, R.J. 1992. Cockroaches running and righting on jello: a comparison of force production. Amer. Zool. 32: 46A.

Ahn, A., Full, R.J. and Earls, K. 1992. Partitioning of joint moment among muscles in an insect leg. Amer. Zool. 32: 31.

Full, R.J., Ting, L. and Blickhan, R. 1992. Minimization of moments in multi-legged locomotion: roaches and robots. Amer. Zool. 32: 35A.

Lee, C.S. , Full, R.J. and Weinstein, R.B. 1992. Intermittent locomotion in insects. Amer. Zool. 32: 39A.

Weinstein, R.B. and Full, R.J. 1992. Foraging ghost crabs move intermittently. Amer. Zool. 32: 45A.

Full, R.J., Blickhan, R. 1992. Generality of a spring-mass model in predicting the dynamics of many-legged terrestrial locomotion. Physiologist. 35: 185.

Weinstein, R.B. and Full, R.J. 1992. Exercising intermittently alters distance capacity in the lizard, Teratoscincus przewalskii. Physiologist. 35: 187.

Weinstein, R.B. and Full, R.J. 1991. Intermittent locomotion increases distance capacity at low temperature in the ghost crab. Amer. Zool. 31: 141A.

Ahn, A. Weinstein, R.B. and Full, R.J. 1991. Increased temperature and water loss decrease performance of the ghost crab. Amer. Zool. 31: 141A.

Autumn, K., Weinstein, R.B. and Full, R.J. 1991. Low cost of locomotion permits activity at low temperatures in a nocturnal gecko. Amer. Zool. 31: 141A.

Full, R.J., Blickhan, R. and Ting, L. 1991. Gait changes in ghost crabs: evidence from exoskeletal strain. Amer. Zool. 31: 140A.

Full, R.J., Earls K., Wong, M. A., Caldwell, R.L. 1991. Locomotion like a wheel?: backward somersaulting stomatopods. Amer. Zool. 31: 140A.

Ting, L., Full, R.J., Blickhan, R. and Tu, M.S. 1990. Is static stability important in hexapedal runners? Amer. Zool. 30:135A.

Tan, I.C. and Full, R.J. 1990. Energetics of obstacle negotiation: insects traversing irregular terrain. Amer. Zool. 30:135A.

Wong, S.K., Full, R.J., Wallin, H., Ekbom, B. and Tan, I.C. 1990. Do beetles travel at their minimum cost of locomotion in the field? Amer. Zool. 30:136A.

Weinstein, R.B. and Full, R.J. 1990. Effect of temperature on the locomotion energetics of the ghost crab. Amer. Zool. 30:136A.

Anderson, B.D, Full, R.J. and Chen, T. 1990. Mechanics of centipede locomotion. Amer. Zool. 30:135A.

Weinstein, R.B. and Full, R.J. 1990. The importance of rest pauses during intermittent exercise in the ghost crab, Ocypode quadrata. Physiologist 33:A36.

Full, R.J. and Min, C. 1990. Do insects have a maximal oxygen consumption? Physiologist 33:A89.

Anderson, B.D, Full, R.J. and C.F Herreid, C.F. 1990. Energetics of undulations in centipedes. Physiologist 33:A36.

Weinstein, R.B. and Full, R.J. 1989. Intermittent activity: how relevant are steady-state limitations? Amer. Zool. 29:127A.

Zuccarello, D.A. and Full, R.J. 1989. Interspecific variation in the cost of locomotion on land. Amer. Zool. 29:128A.

Pham, D.T. and Full, R.J. 1989. Effect of variation in morphology on the metabolic cost of locomotion: 4- vs. 6-legged cockroaches. Amer. Zool. 29:128A.

Tullis, A. and Full, R.J. 1989. Energetics of ascent. Amer. Zool. 29:128A.

Ting, L.H., Full, R.J. and Blickhan, R. 1989. Leg design and function in hexapedal runners. Amer. Zool. 29:140A.

Full, R.J. and Koehl, M.A.R. 1989. Drag and lift on rapid running insects. Amer. Zool. 29:140A.

Tu, M.S. and Full, R.J. 1989. Mechanics of one gram, high-speed hexapedal runners. Amer. Zool. 29:140A.

Anderson, B.D, Feder, M.E. and Full, R.J. 1989. Energetics of sustainable locomotion in toads: does a gait change conserve energy? Amer. Zool. 29:141A.

Full, R.J. and Pham, D. 1989. Hot hexapedal runners: exercise induced heat production in the American cockroach. Pro. Int. Union Physiol. Sci. 17:296.

Anderson, B.D., Feder, M.E. and Full, R.J. 1988. Energetics of sustained walking versus hopping in the toad, Bufo woodhousei fowleri. Amer. Zool. 28:121A.

Zuccarello, D.A. and Full. R.J. 1988. The effect of form, loading and sex on locomotion energetics. Am. Zool. 28:120A.

Tullis, A. and Full, R.J. 1988. Exercise induced endothermy in running cockroaches. Am. Zool. 28:120A.

Tu, M.S. and Full, R.J. 1988. Terrestrial locomotion mechanics: A comparison of 2-, 4-, 6, and 8-legged runners. Am. Zool. 28:120A.

Full, R.J., Tu, M.S. and Tullis, A. 1988. Bouncing endothermic insects. Europ. Soc. of Comp. Physiol. and Biochem. 167:66.

Full, R.J., Anderson, B.D., Finnerty, C.M. and Feder, M.E. 1987. Lunged versus lunged salamanders: Terrestrial locomotion energetics and endurance. Amer. Zool. 27: 8A.

Feder, M.E., Full, R.J. and Piiper, J. 1987. Kinetics of inert gas elimination in resting and active lungless salamanders: Can cutaneous gas conductance be adjusted? Physiologist. 30: 158.

Full, R.J. and K. Prestwich. 1986. Anaerobic metabolism of bouncing gaits in ghost crabs.” Amer. Zoo. 26: 88A.

Full, R.J. and C.F. Herreid. 1986. Energetics of multilegged locomotion. Pro. Int. Union Physiol. Sci. 16: 403.

Full, R.J. and R. Blickhan. 1985. Ghost crab locomotion: the efficiency of traveling sideways. Amer. Zool. 55A: 25.

Blickhan R. and R.J. Full. 1985. Ghost crab locomotion: the mechanical energy changes of the center of mass. Amer. Zool. 55A, 25.

Herreid, C.F., D.A. Sperrazza, R.B. Weinstein and R.J. Full. 1985. Energetics of locomotion of crawling caterpillars. Physiologist 28: 277.

Full, R.J. 1985. Exercising without lungs: energetics and endurance in a lungless salamander, Plethodon jordani . Physiologist 28: 342.

Full, R.J., J.A. Assad and C.F. Herreid. 1984. The economics of cockroaches exercising with loads. Amer. Zool. 24: 124A.

Herreid, C.F. R.J. Full, R.B. Weinstein and G.M. Sadlo. 1984. Does the number of legs affect the cost of locomotion? Amer. Zool. 24: 123A.

Herreid, C.F. and R.J. Full. 1984. Hermit crab energetics on treadmill and beach: the energetic cost of shell carrying. Amer. Zool. 24: 123A.

Full, R.J. 1984. Exercising crabs: an intraspecific comparison of the cost of locomotion as a function of mass. Pro. Roch. Acad. Sci. 16: 24.

Harwitz, J.M. and R.J. Full. 1984. Long distance crabs: the effects of training. Pro. Roch. Acad. Sci. 16: 23.

Assad, J.A. and R.J. Full. 1984. Aerobic response to loading in cockroaches. Pro. Roch. Acad. Sci. 16: 23.

Harwitz, J.M., R.J. Full and C.F. Herreid II. 1983. Training the sideways runner. Amer. Zool. 23: 957.

Assad, J.A., R.J. Full and C.F. Herreid II. 1983. Cockroaches pulling paper clips: an energetic evaluation of loading. Amer. Zool. 23: 957.

Full, R.J. 1983. Running ghosts (Ocypode quadrata ): a comparison of large and small crabs. Amer. Zool. 23: 957.

Full, R.J., J.A. Assad and C.F. Herreid II. 1982. Net lactate production during sustained exercise in the fiddler crab. Amer. Zool. 22: 959.

Assad. J.A., R.J. Full and C.F. Herreid II. 1982. Enigmatic energetics of exercising marsh crabs. Amer. Zool. 22: 959.

Harwitz. J.M. and R.J. Full. 1982. Exercising cockroaches: the effects of training. Pro. Roch. Acad. Sci. 15: 25.

Full, R.J. 1982. Energetic cost of locomotion in crabs: an evaluation of aerobic and anaerobic contributions. Pro. Roch. Acad. Sci. 15: 2.

Assad, J.A. and R.J. Full. 1982. Aerobic response to locomotion in the marsh crab. Pro. Roch. Acad. Sci. 15: 10.

Prawel, D.A., R.J. Full and C.F. Herreid II. 1981. Locomotion energetics of cockroaches: cost of transport. Pro. Roch. Acad. Sci. 14: 257.

Full, R.J. and C.F. Herreid II. 1981. The aerobic response to exercise in the fastest pedestrian invertebrate. Amer. Zool. 21:917.

Herreid II, C.F., R.J. Full and S.M. Woolley. 1981. Hermit crab locomotion: energetic cost of carrying a shell. Physiologist. 24: 57.

Full, R.J. and C.F. Herreid II. 1980. Energetics of running sideways. Amer. Zool. 20: 909.

Herreid II, C.F. and R.J. Full. 1980. Energetics of running tarantulas. Physiologist. 23: 40.

Full, R.J., D.A. Prawel and C.F. Herreid II. 1979. Effect of temperature on the energetic cost of running in the cockroach. Amer. Zool. 19: 898.

Carlson, D., R.J. Full, A. Schueckler and C.F. Herreid II. 1979. Effect of air flow on oxygen consumption in mice. Amer. Zool. 19: 864.

Herreid II, C.F., D.A. Prawel and R.J. Full. 1979. Energetics of running cockroaches. Physiologist. 22: 55.

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Research Presentations and Invited Lectures

International – Invited Symposia and Presentations

United States. Plenary Lecture, 7th International Conference on Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines. “Motion Science of Animals and Machines – An Exemplar of Convergence”. (Cambridge, MA) (June) 2015

United States. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Workshop on Robotics Inspired Biology. “Challenges of Bioinspired Robotics and Robot Enabled Biology”. (Seattle, WA) (May) 2015

Switzerland. Plenary Lecture, 2nd The Biomimicry Europe Innovation and Finance Summit. “The Challenges of Biological Inspiration: From Idea to Innovation.” (Zurich, Switzerland) (Sept) 2014

Spain. Plenary Lecture, 13th International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior. “Principles of Robustness in Motion Science of Animals, Animations and Robots.” (Castellón, Spain) (July) 2014

United States. Symposium Co-organizer (2), Chair and Introduction, 7th World Congress of Biomechanics. “Design of Feet in Relation to Locomotion and Maneuvering on Challenging Terrain.” (Boston, USA) (July) 2014

China. Plenary Lecture, 4th International Conference on Bionic Engineering. “Biological Inspiration: How We Learn from Nature to Design Robots, Adhesives and Exoskeletons. “ (Nanjing, PRC) (August) 2013

England. Royal Veterinary College. “Robustness – Inspiration for the Next Generation Robot.” (London, UK) (August)   2013

England. Plenary Lecture, Living Machines, 2nd International Conference. “Robustness – Inspiration for the Next Generation Robot.“ (London, UK) (July) 2013

England. Cambridge University.Department of Zoology. “Robustness – Inspiration for the Next Generation Robot.” (Cambridge, UK) (July) 2013

United States. Plenary Talk. “Robustness in Animals as Inspiration for the Next Generation Robot.” IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. (San Francisco, USA). 2011

United States. NSF Sponsored U.S.-Japan Workshop on Bio-inspired Engineering of Next-Generation Sensors and Actuators. “Cautions on extracting principles from Nature to inspired the design of sensors and actuators.” (Berkeley, USA). 2011

Germany. Plenary Lecture. BIOKON. International Industrial Convention of Biomimetics.“How We Learn from Nature to Design Robots, Exoskeletons and Adhesives.” (Berlin, GER) 2011

England. Meeting Opening Plenary Lecture. Cold Spring Harbor, Wellcome Trust Conference on Engineering Principles in Biological Systems. “Neuromechanical Systems Biology: A Tale of Tails.” (Cambridge, UK) 2009

England. Cambridge University.Department of Zoology. “Neuromechanical Systems Biology. Gripping Geckos, Bipedal Bugs and Galloping Ghost Crabs.” (Cambridge, UK) 2009

Switzerland. Keynote Address. Ecoles Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Research Day.“Biological Inspired Robots.” (Lausanne, Switzerland) 2009

Switzerland. Ecoles Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. Summer Research Institute Seminar Series. “Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos: Biological Inspiration.” (Lausanne, Switzerland) 2008

Switzerland. Workshop on Control of Locomotion: From Animals to Robots. Meeting of Robotics: Science & Systems. “Biological Perspective on Neuromechanical Control Architectures.” (Zurich, Switzerland) 2008

England. Royal Veterinary College. “Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos: Neuromechanical Systems Biology.“ (London, UK) 2008

England. Meeting Opening Plenary Lecture. Biological Approaches for Engineering.“The Challenges of Providing Biological Inspiration.” (Southampton, UK) 2008

Italy. Advanced Robotics Technology and Systems Laboratory. The Sant’ Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa. “Neuromechanical Systems Biology.” (Pisa, ITA) 2007

Italy. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Workshop on Biomimetic Robotics. “From Bio-inspiration to Robotic Implementation”. (Rome, Italy) 2007

England. University of Bath Workshop. Biologically Inspired Robots. (Bath, UK) 2004

Japan. Keynote Address. 2nd International Symposium on Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines. “Biorobotics in the Age of Integration.” (Kyoto, Japan) 2003

Canada. World Congress of Biomechanics. Symposium on Self-Stability. “Scaling of Damping: Implications for Stability.” (Calgary, Canada) 2002

Germany. Symposium on Systems Approach to Motor Behavior. “BioInspiration: From Template to Anchor.” (Bielefeld, Germany) 2002

Germany. “Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos: BioInspiration for Animation, Adhesives and Robots.” Berlin Institute of Advanced Studies. (Berlin, Germany) 2002

Japan. Symposium on Evolutionary Robotics From Intelligent Robotics to Artificial Life “Using Biological Inspiration to Build Artificial Life that Locomotes.” (Tokyo, Japan) 2001

Germany. Keynote Address. 2nd International Conference on Motion Systems. Friedrich-Schiller-Universitat. “Control and Stability: From Galloping Ghosts to Gripping Geckos.” (Jena, Germany) 2001

England. Society of Experimental Biology. Symposium on Mechanical Function of Muscle: Molecules to Movement. “The role of muscle in the control of dynamically coupled systems.” (Exeter, England) 2000

Japan. Symposium at International Biological Award Presentation supported by the Emperor of Japan and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). “Neuromechanics: Lessons from Many-Legged Locomotors.” (Nagoya, Japan) 1999

Scotland. Symposium on Design of Life: The Science of Biomechanics. Society of Experimental Biology. “Biomechanical templates and anchors: Invertebrate legged locomotion on land.” (Edinburgh, Scotland) 1999

Scotland. Symposium on Biomechanics and Behavior. Society of Experimental Biology. “Intermittent Work Alters Distance Capacity.” (Edinburgh, Scotland) 1999

England. Symposium on Neuromechanics. Society of Experimental Biology “The role of the mechanical system in the neuromuscular control of arthropod walking and running.” (York, UK) 1998

Germany. Keynote Address. International Conference on Motion Systems. Friedrich-Schiller-Universitat. “The role of the mechanical system in control.” (Jena, Germany) 1997

Mexico. Neural Control of Movement Conference. Workshop. “Human locomotion: What should our next step be?” (Cancun, Mexico) 1997

Canada. Intersociety Conference and the American Physiological Society. Symposium on linking muscle mechanics to energetics: from cross-bridge to locomotion. The Integrative Biology of Exercise. “3D Dynamic models: Multiple muscle systems to whole body terrestrial locomotion.” (Vancouver, Canada) 1996

England. Symposium Organizer. Symposium on Comparative physiology and robotics. 4TH International Congress of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry sponsored by the International Union of Biological Sciences.“Biological inspiration toward the design of hexapedal robots: stability and maneuverability.” (Birmingham, UK) 1995

USSR. Symposia on Current concepts in gravitational biology. International Union of Physiological Sciences. Meeting on Gravitational Biology. “Comparative animal motility and gravity.” (Leningrad, U.S.S.R.) 1990

Finland. Proceeding of the International Union of Physiological Sciences, XXXI Congress. “Hot hexapedal runners: exercise induced heat production in the American cockroach.” (Helsinki, Findland) 1989

Austria. International Symposia on Energy transformation in cells and animals. 10th Conference of the European Society of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry. “Bouncing endothermic insects.” (Innsbruck, Austria)  1988

Canada. University of British Columbia. Department of Zoology. “Terrestrial locomotion energetics and performance: From running sideways to exercising without lungs.” (Vancouver, Canada) 1988

Canada. Proceeding of the International Union of Physiological Sciences, XXX Congress. “Energetics of multi-legged locomotion.” (Vancouver, Canada) 1986

West Germany. Max Planck Institut. “Energetics and endurance in arthropods and some lower vertebrates.” (Goettingen, West Germany) 1985

 

National – Invited Symposia and Presentations

Santa Fe Institute. Annual Science Board Symposium. “Robustness in Complex Environments: Leaping lizards, crashing cockroaches, and running robots.” (NM) (May) 2015

International Society of Optics and Electronics (SPIE). Symposium on Defense and Security. Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications VII. “Bio-inspired principles of terrestrial motion science.” (Baltimore, MD) (April) 2015

San Diego Zoo. Plenary Lecture. 4th Annual Conference on Biomimcry: Accelerating the Development of Nature’s Solutions. “The Challenges of Biological Inspiration: From Idea to Innovation.” (San Diego, CA) Nov .2013

American Association of Advancement of Sciences – Local. Inaugural Meeting. Invited Speaker. “Curiosity-based Research: Animals, Robots & Adhesives” (Mountain View, CA) April 2013

15th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines (CLAWAR). Plenary & Meeting Opening Lecture. “Robustness in Animals as Inspiration for the Next Generation Robot” Johns Hopkins University. (Baltimore, MD) July 2012

Wyss Institute. Keynote Lecture. Symposium on Rhythm & Noise. Harvard University. “Neuromechanical Control Architectures: Diversity Enables Discovery.” (Cambridge, MA) 2012

National Science Foundation. IGERT PI Meeting. “Leaping lizards, bio-inspired robots and dinosaurs.” (Washington, DC) 2012

National Science Foundation / Army Research Office. Meeting Opening Presentation. Workshop on Why Animals are Better: Integration of Physics, Engineering and Biology. (Washington, DC) 2012

National Science Foundation / Army Research Office. Workshop on Why Animals are Better: Integration of Physics, Engineering and Biology. “Robustness.” (Washington, DC) 2012

Bio Mechanical Engineering Conference at Stanford. Keynote Speaker. Stanford University. “Leaping Lizards, Gripping Geckos & Crashing Cockroaches Inspire Mobile Robots.” (Stanford, CA) 2012

CalTech Neuromorphic Engineering Student Society Retreat. “Neuromechanical Systems Biology.” (Dana Point, CA) 2011

Cold Spring Harbor. “Neuromechanical Systems Biology.” (Cold Spring Harbor, NY) 2011

San Diego Zoo. Plenary Lecture. Symposium on Biomimcry. “Making it Real: From Idea to Innovation.” (San Diego, CA) 2011

Micro-Autonomous Systems Technology (MAST). Collaborative Technology Alliance (CTA). Center on Microsystems Mechanics. Mobile Robotics Inc. “Ambulation.” (Joppa, MD) 2011

Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology. Symposium on Bioinspiration: Applying Mechanical Design to Experimental Biology. “Role of robustness in running: bio- and bio-inspired exoskeletons.” (Salt Lake City, UT) 2011

Entomological Society of America. Symposium on Bio-Inspiration. “Biological Inspiration: Running Robotics, Artificial Muscles and Computer Animation” (San Diego, CA) 2010

Humanitarian Demining. Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Harvard University. “Bio-inspired mobility in challenging terrains.” (Cambridge, MA) 2009

Biotechnology Symposium. Special Session on Interfacing Biotechnology and Engineering. California State University, Los Angeles. “Biological Inspiration: Robots, Artificial Muscles and Gecko-inspired Adhesives.” (Los Angeles, CA) 2009

Micro-Autonomous Systems Technology (MAST). Collaborative Technology Alliance (CTA). Center on Microsystems Mechanics. Univ. of Maryland. “Ambulation.” (College Park, MD) 2008

Mathematical Biosciences Institute. Co-organizer. Symposium on Neuromechanics of Locomotion. Ohio State University. “Biological Perspective on Neuromechanical Control Architectures.” (Columbus, OH) 2008

Bio-X Symposium. Life in Motion. Stanford University. “Using Dynamic Models to Test Neuromechanical Control Hypotheses.” (Stanford, CA) 2007

Cold Spring Harbor Banbury Center. Design Principles in Biological Systems. “Challenges of an Integrative Systems Biology.” (Cold Spring Harbor, NY) 2007

American Association of Advancement of Sciences Annual Meeting. Sustainable Partners in Search and Rescue, Environmental Monitoring and Exploration.” Robotics Seminar Part I: Robots – Our Future’s Sustainable Partner. “Biologically Inspired Robot Motion.” (San Francisco, CA) 2007

National Science Foundation. Workshop Speaker and Session Leader at National Research Council Committee on Conceptual Basis of Biology for the 21st Century. “Toward an Integrative Biology.” (Arlington, VA) 2006

Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology. Symposium on Biomechanics and Neuromuscular Control. “Principles of Neuromechanics: Integration of Experiments, Mathematical and Physical Models.” (Orlando, FL) 2006

Google Science Foo. Google Inc. “Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos Bio-Inspired Computer Animation, Robotics, Artificial Muscles and Adhesives.” (Mountain View, CA) 2006

Symposium on Biologically-inspired Design and Engineering. Keynote Address. Georgia Institute of Technology. “Galloping Ghosts, Gripping Geckos and Bipedal Bugs: Bio-Inspired Robots, Adhesives and Artificial Muscles” (Atlanta, GA) 2006

Progress in Motor Control V – A Multidisciplinary Approach. Penn State University. “Neuromechanical Integration: Templates and Anchors.” (College Park, PA) 2005

Robotics Institute 25th Anniversary. Plenary Lecture. Robots and Thought. Grand Challenges Symposium. Carnegie Mellon University. “Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos: BioInspired Computer Animation, Robotics, Artificial Muscles and Adhesives.” (Pittsburgh, PA) 2005

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Biodynotics Program. “Biological Inspiration for a Dynamic Climbing Robot.” (Pittsburgh, PA) 2005

National Science Foundation. U.S. Automation from the Leading Edge of Research. Robots: Highlighting The WTEC International Study of Robotics. RiSE and RHex Demonstration. (Arlington, VA) 2005

Inaugural Robotics: Science and Systems Conference. Meeting Opening Plenary Lecture. MIT. “Biological Inspiration in the Design of Legged Robots.” (Cambridge, MA) 2005

International Union of Physiological Sciences Satellite Symposium. Symposium on Biophysical and Biomechanical Adaptation and Bioinspired Engineering. California Institute of Technology. “Extending the Preflex: Perturbation Rejection, Distributed Feet and Task Level Control.” (Pasadena, CA) 2005

Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology. “Dynamic Stability Model Predicts Constraints In Sprawled Posture Running.” (New Orleans, LA) 2004

American Chemical Society Meeting. Symposium on Interface of Polymers and Biomimetics. “Evolutionary Nanotechnology: Gecko Adhesive Mechanisms.” (Anaheim, CA) 2004

Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology. “Can a simple neural oscillator generate rapid running in cockroaches?” (Toronto, Canada) 2003

22nd Highlands Forum on Life Sciences Complexity and National Security. Invitation from Secretary of Defense and DARPA. “Programming Work to Go Anywhere: Bio-Inspired Robots, Artificial Muscles and Adhesives.” (St. Michaels, MD) 2003

Bio2003. Biotechnology Industry Organization. Session on More than Medical-Emerging Application for Biotechnology in Biodefense. “Biological Inspiration.” (Washington, DC) 2003

Meeting of the National Science Collections Alliance. Plenary Lecture. University of California at Berkeley.“Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos: Natural History Leading to Computer Animation, Robotics and Adhesives” (Berkeley, CA)  2003

Defense Science Research Council. “Dynamic Energy Storage Systems.” Workshop on Dynamically Stable Malleable Materials and Structures. (Washington, DC) 2003

Power of Design Conference. Young Presidents Organization. Quadrus Club. “Biological Inspiration.” (Palo Alto, CA)   2003

University of California Systemwide Biomedical Engineering Symposium. Plenary Lecture. University of California at San Diego.“Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos: BiopInspired Robots, Adhesives and Artificial Muscles” (San Diego, CA)    2003

Boz, Allen and Hamilton – DARPA Study Group. Meeting on Cognitive Arthropods. “Problems and Challenges in BioRobotics.” (Washington, DC) 2003

American Physiological Society. Organizer. Symposium on The Influence of Comparative Physiology on Engineering: Neuromuscular Biological Inspiration toward the Design of Artificial Muscle and Robots. “Inspiration from Comparative Physiology in the Design of Artificial Muscles, Skeletons and Control Systems.” (San Diego, CA) 2002

Association for Computing Machinery. Special Interest Group on GRAPHics and Interactive Techniques (ACM SIGGRAPH) “Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos: BioInspiration for Computer Animation.” (San Antonio, TX) 2002

Sigma Xi – Scientific Research Society. “Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos: BioInspiration for Animation, Adhesives and Robots.” (Berkeley, CA) 2002

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Bio-Vision Seminar Series “Biological Inspiration for Robotics.” (Arlington, VA) 2002

Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology. Opening Meeting Plenary Presentation. “Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos: BioInspiration for Animation, Adhesives and Robots.” (Anaheim, CA) 2002

Fortune 500 CEO Public Relations Seminar. “Bouncing Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos: All in the Name of Bioinspiration.” (Naples, FL) 2002

Technology Panel of the Defense Science Board of the United States. “Biological Inspiration for Robotics.” (Arlington, VA) 2001

Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology. Co-organizer. Symposium on Stability and Maneuverability. “Stability And Maneuverability In Sprawled Posture, Legged Locomotion.” (Chicago, IL) 2001

Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Plenary Presentation. “Dynamics of Galloping Ghosts, Gripping Geckos and Running Robots.” (Snowbird, UT) 2001

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Meeting on Controlled Biological Systems. “Computational Neuromechanics and Component Technologies for Climbing.” (Breckenridge, CO) 2001

National Research Council – Study Group. Co-organizer with D. Koditschek. Workshop on Frontiers at the Interface between Computing and Biology. Beckman Center. “Challenges and Opportunities in Bio-Inspired Computing and Enabling Technologies.” (Irvine CA) 2001

American Society of Biomechanics. “Preflexive and reflexive components of stability: cockroach as a model musculo-skeletal system. (San Diego, CA) 2001

Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology. Organizer. Symposium on Intermittent Locomotion. “The Next Step for Locomotion.” (Atlanta, GA) 2000

Neural Information Processing Systems Conference. “Neuromechanical Integration: From Galloping Ghosts to Gripping Geckos.” (Denver, CO) 2000

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA. Symposium on Robotic Explorers. “An Insect Inspired Hexapod Running Machine.” (Pasadena, CA) 2000

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Focus 2000 Meeting. Symposium Organizer. “Biology on the Move, From Molecules to Organisms.”(Washington, DC) 2000

Society of Optical Engineering. Keynote. Smart Structures Meeting. Symposium on Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices. “Artificial muscles versus natural actuators from frogs to flies.” (Newport Beach, CA)    2000

7th Annual Pacific Rim Conference on Exercise Science & Sports Medicine. Keynote Presentation. “Animal and Robot Athletes.” (Berkeley, CA) 2000

International Society of Robotics Research. Plenary Lecture. “Biological inspiration: lessons from many-legged locomotors.” (Snowbird, UT) 1999

International Conference on Field and Service Robotics. Plenary Lecture. “Biological inspiration: lessons from many-legged locomotors.”Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA) 1999

JASON Project. “Biological inspiration: lessons from many-legged locomotors.” (McClean, VA)  1999

Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology. “Rapid negotiation of rough terrain by the death-head cockroach.” (Denver, CO) 1999

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Controlled Biological Systems Meeting. “Computational Neuromechanics: Programming Work in Biological Systems.” Presented with University of Michigan. (Washington, DC) 1999

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Controlled Biological Systems Meeting. Demonstration presented with IS Robotics Inc. (now iRobot). “Component technologies of climbing.” (Washington, DC) 1999

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Controlled Biological Systems Meeting. “Component technologies of climbing.” Presented with IS Robotics Inc. (Tucson, Arizona) 1999

NASA, Goddard. “Biological inspiration: lessons from many-legged locomotors.” (Goddard, MD) 1999

Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications. Symposium on Animal Locomotion and Robotics. “Neuromechanics of self-stabilization and maneuverability in polypeds.” (Minneapolis, MN) 1998

Clinical Gait Society. Presidential Keynote Address. “Diversity enables discovery: lessons from many-legged animals and robots.” (San Diego, CA) 1998

Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology. “Dynamics of Cockroach Climbing: Vaulting, Bouncing or Powering Over A Step?” (Boston, MA) 1998

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA. Symposium on Biomorphic Explorers. “Inspiration from nature toward the design of surface-roving biomorphic explorers.” (Pasadena, CA) 1998

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Controlled Biological Systems Meeting. “Neuromechanics of self-stabilization, maneuverability and gripping in polypeds.” (San Diego, CA) 1998

Office of Naval Research. Naval EOD Technology Center. Workshop and Symposium onLegged locomotion – muscle-like actuators. “Self-stabilization, maneuverability and gripping.”(Indian Head, MD) 1998

Santa Fe Institute. Workshop on Neuromechanics. “Neuromechanical Systems, Approaches, Techniques and Variables: When do they matter most?” (NM) 1998

Swedish Medical Center. University of Washington. Pinkham Lecture Series Continuing Medical Education Workshop. “Walking machines and the biomechanics of movement.” (Seattle, WA) 1997

Office of Naval Research. Workshop and symposium held in the MIT Leg Laboratory onPattern generation vs the use of dynamic feedback and hybrid approaches. “Polyped self-stabilization, preflexes and performance.”(Boston, MA) 1997

Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology. Symposium on Muscle properties and organismal function: shifting paradigms. “Muscles inside skeletons: a 3D leg musculo-skeletal model.” (Albuquerque, NM) 1996

Defense Sciences Research Council. Workshop on Mesoscopic Machines. “Animal locomotion: biological inspiration toward the design of new meso-robots.” (San Diego, CA) 1996

Naval Undersea Warfare Center. Autonomous Robotic Systems For U.S. Navy Littoral Operations Workshop. “Biological inspiration for the design of legged, amphibious robots.” (Newport RI) 1996

IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Workshop on Recent trends on robot locomotion. “Lessons from many-legged locomotors.” (Albuquerque, NM) 1997

The Ninth Engineering Foundation Conference on Biomechanics and Neural Control of Movement. Symposium Organizer. Symposium on Rhythmic Movement in Natural and Artificial Systems. “The challenge of integrating musculo-skeletal mechanics with the neural control – a comparative view.” (Columbus, OH) 1996

IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Workshop on “Bio-Mechatronics,” sponsored by the East Japanese Railway Corp. “Biomechanics of bouncing insects – Implication for robot design.” (Minneapolis, MN) 1996

Association for Computing Machinery. Special Interest Group on GRAPHics and Interactive Techniques (ACM SIGGRAPH) “The AAPE center at U. C. Berkeley: Using Data Acquisition, Analysis, Presentation, and Exchange to address Biological Complexity.” (New Orleans, LA) 1996

National Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting. “Diversity enables discovery: Lessons from many legged locomotors.” (Washington, DC) 1995

Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology. “Tuned tracks for hexapedal runners?” (Washington, DC) 1995

American Society of Zoologists. “Mechanical energy of swinging six legs.” (St. Louis, MO) 1995

American Society of Biomechanics. Symposium on Comparative Locomotion. “Muscles inside a skeleton: Isolated muscle function and musculo-skeletal modeling of running insects.” (Stanford University, CA) 1995

American Physiological Society. “Instantaneous joint power of running roaches.” (San Diego, CA) 1994

National Academy of Sciences 6th Annual Symposium on the Frontiers of Science. Beckman Center. “Animal locomotion and robot design.” (Irvine, CA) 1994

Adaptive and Learning Systems Conference. Yale University. “The importance of mechanical systems in understanding arthropod neural control of locomotion.” (New Haven, CT) 1994

American Society of Zoologists. “ Instantaneous power at the leg joints of running roaches.” (Los Angeles, CA) 1993

Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency. “Inspiration from crustaceans toward the design of legged amphibious robots.” (Washington, DC) 1993

National Academy of Sciences Study Center. Office of Naval Research. Symposium on Aquatic Locomotion. “Biomechanics of crab locomotion.” (Woods Hole, MA) 1993

American Society of Zoologists. “Minimization of moments in multi-legged locomotion: roaches and robots.” (Vancouver, Canada) 1992

National Academy of Sciences Study Center. Office of Naval Research. Symposium on Control of Invertebrate Legged Locomotion. “Mechanics of legged locomotion in invertebrates.”(Woods Hole, MA) 1991

Pacific Coast Entomological Society. California Academy of Sciences. “Inspiration from insects: the design of legged robots.” (San Francisco, CA) 1991

American Society of Zoologists. “Gait changes in ghost crabs: evidence from exoskeleton strain.” (Atlanta, Georgia) 1991

American Society of Zoologists. Symposium on The Compleat Crab. “Energetics and endurance of continuous and intermittent activity in ghost crabs (Ocypode quardata).” (San Antonio, TX) 1990

American Physiological Society. “Do insects have a maximal oxygen consumption?” (Orlando, FL) 1990

American Society of Zoologists. “Drag and lift on rapid running insects.” (Boston, MA) 1989

American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Division of Dynamics and Control. Symposium on Locomotion and lower extremity control. “Dynamics of insect locomotion compared to hexapod walking machines.” (San Francisco, CA) 1989

American Society of Zoologists. Symposium on Concepts of efficiency in biological systems. “Cost of transport and the efficiency of invertebrate terrestrial locomotion.” (San Francisco, CA) 1988

American Society of Zoologists. “ Exercising with and without lungs: a comparative study of gas exchange and endurance in salamanders.” (New Orleans, LA) 1987

American Society of Zoologists. “Anaerobic metabolism of bouncing gaits in ghost crabs.” (Nashville, TN) 1986

American Physiological Society. Symposium on Physiological limitations to performance: A comparative approach. “Exercise limitations in many-legged travelers: arthropod terrestrial locomotion.” (New Orleans, LA) 1986

American Society of Zoologists. “Ghost crab locomotion: the efficiency of traveling sideways.” (Baltimore, MD) 1985

American Physiological Society. “Exercising without lungs: energetics and endurance in a lungless salamander, Plethodon jordani.” (Niagara Falls, NY) 1985

American Society of Zoologists. “Economics of cockroaches exercising with loads.” (Denver, CO) 1984

American Society of Zoologists. “Running ghosts (Ocypode quadrata): a comparison of large and small crabs.” (Philadelphia, PA) 1983

Rochester Academy of Science. St. John Fisher College. “Exercising crabs: an intraspecific comparison of the cost of locomotion as a function of mass.” (Rochester, NY) 1983

American Society of Zoologists. “Net whole body lactate production during sustained exercise in the fiddler crab.” (Louisville, KY) 1982

Rochester Academy of Science. “Energetic cost of locomotion in crabs: an evaluation of aerobic and anaerobic contributions.” (S.U.N.Y. College at Brockport, NY) 1982

American Society of Zoologists. “Aerobic response to exercise in the fastest pedestrian invertebrate.” (Dallas, Texas) 1981

American Society of Zoologists. “Energetics of running sideways.” (Seattle, WA)  1980

American Society of Zoologists. “The effect of temperature on the energetic cost of locomotion in the cockroach.” (Tampa, FL) 1979

 

University Presentations

Tufts University. Kenneth Roeder Memorial Lecture. Department of Biology. “Bioinspiration from Neuromechanics.” (Medford, MA) (April) 2015

Georgia Institute of Technology.Department of Bioengineering. “Leaping lizards, Gripping Geckos and Galloping Ghost Crabs Inspire Robots.” (Atlanta, GA) 2012

Virginia Technical University. Kevin Granata Memorial Lecture. 5th Anniversary honoring his heroic behavior during the tragic shootings. Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics. “Neuromechanical Systems Biology. Gripping Geckos, Bipedal Bugs and Galloping Ghost Crabs.” (Blacksburg, VA) 2012

Brown University.Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. “Neuromechanical Systems Biology. Gripping Geckos, Bipedal Bugs and Galloping Ghost Crabs.” (Providence, RI) 2010

Wake Forest University. Keynote Presentation. 25th Annual Perspectives In Biology Seminar. “Amazing Feats of Feet: How Geckos Stick.” (Winston-Salem, NC) 2009

Wake Forest University. Keynote Presentation. 25th Annual Perspectives In Biology Seminar. “Bio-Inspired Computer Animation, Robotics, Artificial Muscles and Adhesives.” (Winston-Salem, NC) 2009

Harvard University. Department of Organismal Biology and Evolution. “Neuromechanics of Legged Locomotion: Inspiring the Design of Robots.” (Cambridge, MA) 2009

University of California, Santa Barbara. Department of Mechanical Engineering. “Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos: Control of Neuromechanical Systems.“ (Santa Barbara, CA) 2008

Wake Forest University. Department of Biology. “Bio-Inspired Computer Animation, Robotics, Artificial Muscles and Adhesives.” (Winston-Salem, NC) 2007

University of Washington. Robotics, Controls and Mechantronics Colloquium. “Neuromechanical Systems Biology.” (Seattle, WA) 2007

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Distinguished Lecturer. Dertouzos Lecture Series. Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). “Neuromechanical Systems Biology.” (Cambridge, MA) 2007

State University of New York at Buffalo. 2005-2006 Distinguished Alumni Speaker. Department of Biological Sciences. “Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos Bio-Inspired Computer Animation, Robotics, Artificial Muscles and Adhesives.” (Buffalo, NY) 2005

University of Pennsylvania. GRASP Laboratory Lecture. “Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos Bio-Inspired Computer Animation, Robotics, Artificial Muscles and Adhesives.” (Philadelphia, PA)    2005

Johns Hopkins University. XXII Alexander Graham Christie Lecture. Department of Mechanical Engineering. “Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos Bio-Inspired Computer Animation, Robotics, Artificial Muscles and Adhesives.” (Baltimore, MD)    2005

Harvey Mudd College. “Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos: BioInspired Computer Animation, Robotics, Artificial Muscles and Adhesives.” (Claremont, CA,) 2004

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories (EX-Ls)150. “Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos: BioInspiration for Animation, Adhesives and Robots.” (Berkeley, CA) 2004

University of California at Irvine. Plenary Lecture. Symposium on Exercise. Department of Biology. “Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos: BioInspiration for Animation, Adhesives and Robots.” (Irvine, CA) 2004

Harvard University. Department of Organismal Biology and Evolution. “Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos: BioInspiration for Animation, Adhesives and Robots.” (Cambridge, MA) 2004

Princeton University. Department of Aerospace Engineering and Applied Mathematics. “Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos: BioInspiration for Animation, Adhesives and Robots.” (Princeton, NJ) 2004

Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. “Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos: BioInspired Robotics, Artificial Muscles and Adhesives.” (Stanford, CA) 2003

Pennsylvania State University. Department of Kinesiology – Action Club. “Neuromechanics of Locomotion: Coupled Clocks and Leg Springs Tested in Physical Models that Run.” (College Park, PA) 2003

Pennsylvania State University. Department of Biology and Kinesiology. “Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos: BioInspiration for Animation, Adhesives and Robots.” (College Park, PA) 2003

University of Southern California. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering & Computer Science Department and Neuroscience Program. “Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos: BioInspiration for Artificial Muscles, Adhesives and Robots.” (Pasedena, CA) 2002

Case Western University. NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program invited speaker. “Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos: BiopInspired Robots, Adhesives and Artificial Muscles.” (Cleveland, OH.) 2002

Cornell University. Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. “Muscles as Multi-functional Materials.” (Ithaca, NY) 2002

Cornell University. Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. “Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos: BioInspiration for Animation, Adhesives and Robots.” (Ithaca, NY) 2002

Stanford University. AI, Geometry, Graphics, Vision, and Robotics: Stanford Broad Area Colloquium. “Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos: BioInspiration for Rapid Running Robots.” (Palo Alto, CA) 2001

California Institute of Technology. Department of Physics. “Diversity enables discovery: Insights from many legged locomotors.” (Pasadena, CA) 2000

University of California at Santa Cruz. Department of Physics. “Diversity enables discovery: Insights from many legged locomotors.” (Santa Cruz, CA) 2000

Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. “Neuromechanics: Lessons from Many-Legged Locomotors.” (Stanford, CA) 2000

San Diego State University. Carpenter Lecture. “Biological inspiration: lessons from many-legged locomotors.” (San Diego, CA) 1999

Boston University. Department of Mathematics. “Lessons for the design of legged robots.” (Boston, MA) 1997

University of Michigan. Department of Biology. “Poly-pedal animal locomotion: lessons for the design of legged robots.” (Ann Arbor, MI) 1997

University of Michigan. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science – Complex Systems Group. “3D dynamic models: multiple muscle systems to whole body terrestrial locomotion.” (Ann Arbor, MI) 1997

University of California at Irvine. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. “Poly-pedal animal locomotion: lessons for the design of legged robots.” (Irvine, CA) 1996

University of California at Irvine. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. “3D dynamic models: multiple muscle systems to whole body terrestrial locomotion.” (Irvine, CA) 1996

University of Washington. Electrical Engineering. “Diversity enables discovery: Insights from many legged locomotors.” (Seattle, WA) 1996

University of Washington. Department of Zoology. “Muscles inside skeletons.” (Seattle, WA) 1996

University of Puget Sound. Department of Biology. “Diversity enables discovery: Insights from many legged locomotors.” (Tacoma, WA) 1996

California Institute of Technology. Department of Neurobiology. “Diversity enables discovery: Insights from many legged locomotors.” (Pasadena, CA) 1996

University of Arizona. Motor Control Training Program. “Muscles inside skeletons.” (Tucson, AZ) 1995

University of Arizona. ARL Division of Neurobiology, Department of Physiology. “Diversity enables discovery: Insights from many legged locomotors.” (Tucson, AZ) 1995

Duke University. Department of Zoology. Biomechanics Group. “ Muscles inside skeletons.” (Durham, NC) 1995

Marine Biological Laboratory. “Diversity enables discovery: Lessons from many legged locomotors as inspiration for robot design.” (Woods Hole, MA) 1995

State University of New York at Buffalo. Alumni Awards Meeting. “Diversity enables discovery: Lessons from many legged locomotors.” (Buffalo, NY) 1995

Hopkins Marine Station. Stanford University. “Diversity enables discovery: Inspiration from insects: the design of legged robots.” (Monterey, CA) 1994

State University of New York at Buffalo. Department of Biological Sciences. “Diversity enables discovery: Inspiration from insects: the design of legged robots.” (Buffalo, NY) 1994

University of California at Los Angeles. Department of Biology. “Diversity enables discovery: Inspiration from insects: the design of legged robots.” (Los Angeles, CA) 1994

Scripps Oceanographic Institute. University of California at Los Angeles. “Diversity enables discovery: Inspiration from arthropods: the design of legged robots.” (Los Angeles, CA) 1994

Scripps Oceanographic Institute. University of California at San Diego. “Inspiration from arthropods: the design of legged robots.” (LaJolla, CA) 1993

University of California at Riverside. Department of Biology. “Inspiration from insects: the design of legged robots.” (Riverside, CA)   1993

Stanford University. Department of Bioengineering. “Inspiration from insects: the design of legged robots.” (Stanford, CA) 1992

Case Western Reserve University. Howard Hughes Regional Lecture. “Diversity enables discovery.” (Cleveland, OH) 1992

Case Western Reserve University. Department of Biology. “Inspiration from insects: the design of legged robots.” (Cleveland, OH,) 1991

Brown University. Department of Biology. “Mechanics of polypedal locomotion.” (Providence, RI) 1991

University of Utah. Department of Biology. “Mechanics of terrestrial locomotion.” (Salt Lake City, UT) 1991

University of Utah. Department of Biology. “Endurance capacity of terrestrial locomotion.” (Salt Lake City, UT) 1991

University of California at Irvine. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. “Energetics of terrestrial locomotion.” (Irvine, CA) 1991

University of California at Irvine. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. “Mechanics of terrestrial locomotion.” (Irvine, CA) 1991

Idaho State University. Sigma Xi Chapter. “Diversity enables discovery.” (Pocatello, ID) 1991

Idaho State University. Department of Biology. “Endurance capacity of terrestrial locomotion.” (Pocatello, ID)  1991

San Diego State University. Department of Biology. “Energetics and mechanics of terrestrial locomotion.” (San Diego, CA) 1990

Stanford University. Design Division. Department of Mechanical Engineering. “Dynamics of 6-legged runners compared to hexapedal walking machines.” (Stanford, CA) 1989

University of Oklahoma. Department of Zoology. “Locomotion energetics: from running sideways to exercising without lungs.” (Norman, OK) 1989

Scripps Oceanographic Institute. University of California at San Diego. “Energetics of terrestrial locomotion.” (LaJolla, CA) 1989

Duke University. Department of Zoology. Biomechanics Group.”Mechanics of polypedal locomotion.” (Durham, NC) 1989

Duke University. Department of Zoology. “Locomotion energetics: from running sideways to exercising without lungs.” (Durham, NC) 1989

State University of New York at Buffalo. Department of Physical Therapy. “Mechanics of terrestrial locomotion: polypeds to bipeds.” (Buffalo, NY) 1988

University of Kentucky. Department of Zoology. “Mechanics and energetics of terrestrial locomotion.” (Lexington, KY) 1987

California State, Hayward. Department of Biology. “Terrestrial locomotion energetics and performance.” (Hayward , CA) 1987

University of California at Davis. Department of Biology. ”Locomotion energetics and performance: From running sideways to exercising without lungs.” (Davis, CA) 1987

College of the Holy Cross. Department of Biology. “Locomotion without lungs” (Worcester, MA) 1987

University of Florida. Department of Biology. “Terrestrial locomotion energetics.” (Gainesville, FL) 1986

College of the Holy Cross. Department of Biology. “Locomotion energetics and performance.” (Worcester, MA) 1985

Wellesley College. “Multilegged exercise.” (Wellesley, MA) 1984

The University of Chicago. Department of Anatomy. “Invertebrate locomotion.” (Chicago, IL) 1984

Duke University Marine Laboratory. “The invertebrate runner.” (Beaufort, NC) 1981

 

Corporate/Industry presentations

Activision/Infinity ward. “Bio-inspired Motion Science.” (Los Angeles, CA) (Jan) 2015

Activision/Blizzard Entertainment. “Bio-inspired Motion Science: Bipedal Bugs, Gripping Geckos and Compressed Cockroaches Inspire Robots, Adhesives and Exoskeletons.” (Santa Barbara, CA) (Feb) 2014

Yahoo. Tech Pulse Meeting. “Biological Inspiration.” (San Jose, CA) 2011

BP. “Biological Inspiration – How We Learn from Nature”. (Berkeley, CA) 2011

ITT/ Vanguard. NextGens Technologies. “Biological Inspiration.” (Charlottesville, NC) 2010

Applied Brilliance. “Biological Inspiration.” (Ojai, CA) 2010

Procter & Gamble. “Biological Inspiration – How We Learn from Nature: Gecko Adhesion”. (Berkeley, CA) 2010

Kimberly-Clark (Adhesive Company). “Biological Inspiration – How We Learn from Nature: Gecko Adhesion”. (Berkeley, CA) 2010

Michelin (Tire Company). “Biological Inspiration – How We Learn from Nature: Gecko Adhesion.” (Berkeley, CA) 2009

Nike Inc. “Gecko Inspired Synthetic Adhesive.” (Berkeley, CA) 2009

Willow Garage (Robot company). “Bio-inspired Motion.” (Menlo Park, CA). 2008

Blizzard Entertainment. “The Science of Motion: Bipedal Bugs, Somersaulting Shrimp, and Galloping Ghosts.” (Irvine, CA) 2008

Lockheed Martin, Nitto Denko, Henkel, Avery Dennison, North Safety, Kimberly-Clark, Johnson & Johnson and Nike Inc. “Biology Inspiration’ Gecko Inspired Adhesion Symposium, CiBER. (Berkeley, CA) 2008

KLA-Tencor Microsoft.“The Science of Motion: Bipedal Bugs, Somersaulting Shrimp, and Galloping Ghosts.” Microsoft Graphics Advisory Board Summit. (Seattle, WA) 2008

Tata Chemicals Innovation Centre. “Biological Inspiration – How We Learn from Nature: Gecko Adhesion”. (Berkeley, CA) 2008

Kimberly-Clark (Adhesive Company). “Biological Inspiration – How We Learn from Nature: Gecko Adhesion”. (Berkeley, CA) 2008

Avery-Dennison (Adhesive Company). “Biological Inspiration – How We Learn from Nature: Gecko Adhesion” (Pasadena, CA) 2008

Nike Inc. “Gecko Inspired Synthetic Adhesive.” (Beaverton, OR) 2008

Samsung. “Biological Inspiration – Materials.” Leading the Next Symposium. (Berkeley, CA) 2007

General Motors. Workshop on Bio-inspired materials & Systems. “Biological Inspiration in the Design of Complex Systems.” (Detroit, MI) 2006

Google. Google Zeitgeist. “Bio-Inspired Robots.” (Mountain View, CA) 2006

Samsung. “Biological Inspiration.” Leading the Next Symposium. (Seoul, Korea)   2005

Mitre Corporation. “Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos: BioInspiration for Animation, Adhesives and Robots.” (Bedford, MA) 2004

Samsung. “Biological Inspiration.” Leading the Next Symposium. (Seoul, Korea)   2004

Johnson & Johnson. “Biological Inspiration.” (Newark, NJ) 2003

Tippett Studio. “Unlocking the Secrets of Biomotion.” (Berkeley, CA) 2003

DreamWorks. “Unlocking the Secrets of BioMotion.” 2003

Foundation Capital. “Simple Solutions to Complex Problems.” 2002

Deka Research & Development Corp. (Segway). “Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos: BioInspiration for Animation, Adhesives and Robots.” (Manchester, NH) 2002

Microsoft Research. “Where will you go tomorrow? BioInspiration for Animation, Adhesives and Robots.” (Redmond, WA) 2002

Nike Inc. “Biological Inspiration of Preflexive Behavior” (Beaverton, OR) 2002

Industrial Light & Magic. “Dynamic Simulations Directed by Newton? Running, Robots and Reality.” (San Rafael, CA) 2001

Nike Inc. “Biological Inspiration of Locomotion and Adhesion.” (Beaverton, OR)  2001

Global Business Network. “Clean technologies for transportation.” (Berkeley, CA) 2001

Henkel. “Gripping Geckos: Integration Provides Inspiration toward Mecho-geckos and Dry Adhesives.” (Dusseldorf, Germany) 2001

Disney Imagineering. “The design of spiders.” Disney Imagineering. (Anaheim, CA) 2000

Xerox PARC. “Gripping geckos.” (Menlo Park, CA) 2000

Pixar. “Diversity enables discovery: Lessons from many legged locomotors”, for Movie, A Bug’s Life. (Richmond, CA)  1995-96

Character Shop. “Insect Locomotion.’ Movie, the Mimic, from Mirimax Films (Los Angeles, CA) 1994

Rockwell International. “Inspiration from crustaceans toward the design of legged amphibious robots.” (Thousands Oaks, CA)  1993

National Instruments. MacWorld Convention. “Galloping ghosts and data acquisition technology.” (San Francisco, CA). Moving real-time data acquisition technology from research to teaching. Instructional Technologies Program. Sponsored by Apple Computer and National Instruments. 1989

 

University of California at Berkeley

The Seventh Warren William Chupp Distinguished Lecture. Lawrence Hall of Science. (May) 2014

Science@Cal Public Presentation. Biological Inspiration: How We Learn from Nature to Design Robots, Exoskeletons and Adhesives.” (May) 2014

Graduate Course on Biomimetics. Department of Mechanical Engineering. “Challenges of Biological Inspiration.” (April) 2014

Miller Institute. Invited Speaker. “BioMotion: Bipedal Bugs, Gripping Geckos and Leaping Lizards Inspire Robots.”(March) 2014

Panel toDiscuss the Future of Science. (MCB 15) (Feb) 2014

Exploring Biology at Berkeley (MCB 98). Guest Speaker. “Biological Inspiration.” (Oct.)   2013

Panel toDiscuss the Future of Science. (MCB 15) (Feb) 2013

Freshman Seminar. Guest Speaker. “Biological Inspiration: Running Robots, Artificial Muscles and Gecko-inspired Adhesives.” (Oct.)   2013

Freshman Seminar. Guest Speaker. “Biological Inspiration: Running Robots, Artificial Muscles and Gecko-inspired Adhesives.” Nov.  2012

Biological Division Services Seminar. “Biological Inspiration: Running Robots, Artificial Muscles and Gecko-inspired Adhesives.” 2012

Biological Division Services Teaching Staff Seminar. “Comparative Biomechanics and Physiology Courses at Berkeley.” 2012

Freshman Seminar. Guest Speaker. “Biological Inspiration: Running Robots, Artificial Muscles and Gecko-inspired Adhesives.” 2011

Graduate Division Donor Hosted Event Lecture. “Bio-inspiration.” 2011

Biomechanics Seminar. “Bio-inspired Design Challenges.” 2011

Cal Day. “Bio-Inspired Robots: Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos.”  2011

Freshman Seminar. Guest Speaker. “Biological Inspiration: Running Robots, Artificial Muscles and Gecko-inspired Adhesives.” 2010

Graduate Course on Biomimetics. Department of Mechanical Engineering. “Biological Inspiration of Dry Adhesion.” 2010

Center for Intelligent Systems. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. “The Role of Mechanical System in the Control of Locomotion.” 2010

Graduate Course on Biomimetics. Department of Mechanical Engineering. “Biological Inspiration of Dry Adhesion.” 2009

Freshman Seminar. Guest Speaker. “Biological Inspiration: Running Robots, Artificial Muscles and Gecko-inspired Adhesives.” 2009

Seminar. Department of Bioengineering. “Neuromechanics of Locomotion.” 2009

Freshman Seminar. Guest Speaker. “Biological Inspiration: Running Robots, Artificial Muscles and Gecko-inspired Adhesives.” 2008

Graduate Seminar. “How would nature do that?” Lecture. “Biological Inspiration of Fibrillar Adhesives.” 2008

Cal Day. “Biological Inspiration: Running Robots, Artificial Muscles and Gecko-inspired Adhesives.” 2008

Knight Digital Media Center. “How we learn from nature: Biological Inspiration.” 2008

Development Group. “Center for interdisciplinary Bio-inspiration in Education and Research.” 2008

Inaugural Industrial Symposium, CiBER – Center for interdisciplinary Bioinspiration in Education and Research. “Biological Inspiration – How We Learn from Nature: Gecko Adhesion.” 2008

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Robotics and Control Seminar. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. “Bio-inspired Legged Robots: Insights from Animal Neuromechanics.” 2008

Army Research Laboratory Site Visit Presentation. “Biological Inspiration for Microsystems Mechanics – Ambulation.” 2008

Cal Day. “Biological Inspiration: Running Robots, Artificial Muscles and Gecko-inspired Adhesives.” 2006

College of Letters & Science Donor Recognition Lecture. “Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos Bio-Inspired Computer Animation, Robotics, Artificial Muscles and Adhesives.” 2006

Graduate Course on Biomimetics. Guest Speaker. Department of Mechanical Engineering. “Bio-inspired Robots and Artificial Muscles.” 2005

Graduate Course on Biomimetics. Guest Speaker. Department of Mechanical Engineering. “Biological Inspiration of Dry Adhesion.” 2005

Letters & Science Intro Course 1. “Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos: BioInspired Computer Animation, Robotics, Artificial Muscles and Adhesives.” 2003

Seminar. Department of Bioengineering. “Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos: BioInspired Computer Animation, Robotics, Artificial Muscles and Adhesives.” 2003

University of California Berkeley Emeriti Association. “Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos: BiopInspired Robots, Adhesives and Artificial Muscles” 2003

Cal Homecoming and Parent Weekend. “Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos: BioInspiration for Animation, Adhesives and Robots.” 2002

Mechanics of Organisms Class. Guest Lecture. “Mechanics of locomotion.” 2002

Letters & Science Intro Course 1. “Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos: BioInspired Computer Animation, Robotics, Artificial Muscles and Adhesives.” 2002

Seminar. Department of Integrative Biology. “Gripping Geckos: Integration Provides Biology Inspiration toward Mecho-Geckos and Dry Adhesives.” 2001

Museum of Paleontology. Lawrence Hall of Science. “Dinosaurs: Movies, Robots and Reality.”   2001

Mechanical Engineering Course. Guest Lecture. “Mechanics of locomotion.” 2001

Mechanical Engineering Course. Guest Lecture. “Mechanics of locomotion.” 1999

SCIBUGS – Society of Integrative Biology Undergraduates Presentation. “The philosophy behind Integrative Biology.” 1999

Mechanical Engineering Course. Guest Lecture. “Mechanics of locomotion.” 1998

Computer Science Course. User-Interfaces to Computer Systems. Guest Lecture. “Dynamic modeling in movement.” 1998

Letters & Science Alumni Presentation. “Diversity Enables Discovery: Inspiration from Insects in the Design of Legged Robots.” (Modesto, CA) 1996

Chancellor’s Forum. “Diversity Enables Discovery: Inspiration from Insects in the Design of Legged Robots.” 1996

Cal Parents Day. “Diversity Enables Discovery: Inspiration from Insects in the Design of Legged Robots.” 1996

Commencement Speech. Department of Integrative Biology “Integrative Biology at Cal: A thank you.” 1996

Mechatronics Course. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. “Inspiration from insects: the design of legged robots.” 1995

Berkeley Alumni Association. University of California at Berkeley. “Inspiration from biology: the design of legged robots.” (Monterey Bay, CA) 1994

Seminar. Department of Biological Psychology. “Inspiration from insects: the design of legged robots.” 1993

Berkeley Alumni Association. “Inspiration from biology: the design of legged robots.” (Walnut Creek, CA) 1993

Seminar. Department of Mechanical Engineering. “The design of six-legged robots.” 1992

Seminar. Department of Integrative Biology. “Inspiration from insects: the design of legged robots.” 1992

Seminar. Department of Zoology. “Locomotion without lungs.” 1988

Seminar. Phys. Ed. Department. ” Variation in exercise energetics and performance.” 1988

Bodega Marine Laboratory. “Terrestrial locomotion energetics and performance.”  1987

Seminar. Department of Entomology. “Locomotion energetics and performance of insects and other arthropods.” 1987

Seminar. Department of Zoology. “Locomotion energetics and performance: From running sideways to exercising without lungs.” 1986
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Research – Professional Service to Societies, Agencies and Institutes

National Science Foundation – Army Research Office. Meeting Opening Presentation. Workshop on Why Animals are Better: Integration of Physics, Engineering and Biology. Themes and Modes in Locomotion Systems Science.Advisory Board. 2012

International Bionic Award. BIOKON. Judge. 2012

San Diego Zoo – Biomimicry in Business and Education 2011-present

Swiss National Science Foundation. National Centre for Competence in Research (NCCR) Robotics – Science Advisory Board.  2011-present

Wyss Institute – Biomimetics, Science Advisory Board. Harvard University. 2010-present

Research Corporation for Science Advancement. Presidential Advisory Board Member. Yearly meetings. 2009-13

National Science Foundation. Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) Workshop on Neuromechanical Engineering.  2009

Virtual Faculty Member of the Institute of Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC). Bielefeld, Germany. 2008-present

National Academies’ Research at the Interface of the Physical and Life Sciences Committee Member. Issued report identifying high priority research opportunities at this intersection, articulate the potential benefits to society, and recommend strategies for realizing them.  2007-09

Committee on Defining and Advancing the Conceptual Basis of Biology in the 21st Century. Invited participant. National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences.                                                                  2008

Founder and Elected Chair of the Comparative Biomechanics Division – Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology. 2006-11

National Academies of Science Panel on the Future of Biomaterials. Invited perspective and presentation. Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories (Berkeley, CA) 2006

NASA Advanced Planning and Integration Presidential Commission. Team member for the Autonomous Systems and Robotics Capability Roadmap to 2030 for a Moon-Mars Mission. Planned complete mission. Met with teams at all NASA space centers. 2004-05

NASA Review of Mars Technology Program Tasks in Regional Mobility at Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  2005

Google Zeitgeist, Google Inc. Zeitgeist, translated from German, means “spirit of the times.” Meeting attended by over two hundred leaders from technology and the media. Discussed biological inspiration with former Vice President Al Gore and General Colin Powell. 2006

Steering Committee of the “Towards an Integrative Biology” Program. International Union of Biological Sciences. 2005

National Science Foundation Panel Member. 2001, -05

Executive Committee as a Member at Large for the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology. Elected. 2003-06

Biology, Complex Systems, and National Security – 22nd Highlands Forum. Invited participant. Explored in a cross-disciplinary way, the future of life sciences and the relationship of life sciences research to national security interests. 2003

Evolutionary Robotics: From Intelligent Robotics to Artificial Life. Invited by Applied AI to give advice to the leaders of Japanese business on the future of manufacturing using Evolutionary Robotics. Canadian Embassy, Tokyo, Japan. 2001

Bio2003. Invited by Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to expand our view of Biodefense at the largest Biotechnology Industry Meeting in the world. 2003

US Defense Science Board. Invited by the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics) and the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Science and Technology) to present 10-30 year vision for bioinspired robotics. 2001

Engineering Research Center (ERC) Review. Invited by the National Science Foundation to review the Center for Neuromorphic Systems Engineering (CNSE) at Caltech. 2003

The Clean Revolution: Technologies from the Leading Edge. Invited to assist Clean Edge in producing a report on the environment and clean technologies as they relate to transportation for GBN Worldview Meeting. 2001

National Research Council on Bio-Inspired Computing and Enabling Technologies. Invited to provide vision of bio-inspired computing at National Academy of Sciences Study Center. 2001

Focus 2000. Invited by Undersecretary of Defense and the Director of DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Project Agency) to provide a vision for the direction of biologically inspired robotics integrating biology, information technology and physical sciences. 2000

Program Advisory Committee. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology. 1996-2001

Chair of Science Task Force. Invited to provide vision for the direction of the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology.  1999

Chair Electronic Communication Committee. Created the first World Wide Web Site for the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology. 1994-96

Student/Post-Doctoral Committee Workshop. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology. 1998

Presidential nomination committee. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology. 1998

Review Committee for the Bartholomew Award. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology. 1998

Expansion of the Biosystems, Analysis and Control Panel. National Science Foundation. Opening opportunity for biologists to collaborate with engineers. 1995

Chair Membership Committee. American Society of Zoologists. Produced 12-point action plan to move society into the next century. Suggested name change to Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology. 1990-94

Constitutional Amendment for American Society of Zoologists. Drafted amendment that allowed for the first time outstanding undergraduates to be members of the society and present at national meetings. 1987

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University Facility Directorships

Director of the Center for interdisciplinary Bionspiration in Education and Research (CiBER). 2005-present

Principal Investigator. National Science Foundation. Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program. Biological and Bio-inspired Motion Systems Operating in Complex Environments. 2009-16

Director for the Multimedia and Scientific Visualization Center using data Acquisition, Analysis, Presentation, and Exchange (AAPE) to address Biological Complexity – VLSB. 1996-2004

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Service to Journals

Editorial Board Member

Bioinspiration & Biomimetics from the Institute of Physics. Editor-in-Chief. 2013-present

Bioinspiration & Biomimetics from the Institute of Physics. Editorial board. 2006-13

Assistant Editor. Editorial Board Experimental Biology Online. 1998

 

Reviewer

Proc. Nat. Acad. Sciences

Nature

Science

Journal of Experimental Biology

Biological Cybernetics

IEEE Robotics and Automation

Journal of Comparative Physiology

Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B.

National Science Foundation

NASA Grants

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation)

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Consulting / Advisement

Science & Engineering Advisory Boards

National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) – Robotics. Swiss National Science Foundation. Science Advisory Board.  2011 – present

Wyss Institute, Harvard University. Science Advisory Board. 2010 – present

Sandbox Innovations Inc. 2008 – present

Samsung Inc. 2003-06

 

Company/Area

Adhesives – Synthetic, Gecko-inspired

Termuro 2011

Procter & Gamble 2010

Kimberly-Clark 2008, -10

Michelin 2009

Avery Dennison 2008

Nitto Denko 2008

North Safety 2008

Lockheed Martin 2008

KLA-Tencor 2008

Johnson & Johnson 2003, -08

Henkel 2001, -08

Nike 2001, -02, -09

Biologically Inspired Design – Approach & Forecasting

Swedish Biomimetics 3000, 2011

San Diego Zoo 2011,13

ITT/Vanguard 2010

Applied Brilliance 2010

Samsung. Leading the Next Symposium. Seoul, Korea 2004

General Motors. Biological Inspiration in the Design of Complex Systems 2006

Foundation Capital. Simple Solutions to Complex Problems 2002

Primordial (toy company) 1996

Robotics

Willow Garage Robot Company 2008

Microsoft Research 2002

Global Business Network. Clean technologies for transportation 2001

Deka Research & Development Corporation (Segway) 2002

Disney Imagineering. Design for It’s Tough to be a Bug! Attraction at Disneyland 2000

Boston Dynamics 2003-08, 14

SRI International 1998-2006

iRobot (IS Robotics) 1996-2003

Intelligent Inferences Systems Inc. 1995

Computer Animation

Activision/Infinity ward. “Bio-inspired Motion Science.” (Los Angeles, CA) (Jan) 2015

Activision/Blizzard Entertainment. “Bio-inspired Motion Science: Bipedal Bugs, Gripping Geckos and Compressed Cockroaches Inspire Robots, Adhesives and Exoskeletons.” (Santa Barbara, CA) (Feb) 2014

Microsoft Graphics Advisory Board. The Science of Motion 2008

Blizzard Entertainment. The Science of Motion – World of Warcraft 2008

Dreamworks. Character motion for movie, “Kung Fu Panda” 2005

Tippett Studio. Unlocking the Secrets of Biomotion 2003

Industrial Light and Magic. Dynamic Simulations Directed by Newton? 2001

Pixar. Character design for A Bug’s Life, Disney Movie 1995-96

Clorox (pesticide division). Computer simulation for commercial 1995

Character Shop. Creature design for movie, the Mimic, from Mirimax Films directed by Guillermo del Toro 1994

High-speed Video Capture & Analysis

Xcitex Inc. ProAnalyst. Motion analysis software 2007-12

Fastec 2007-11

AOS Technologies 2007-10

Redlake 1996-06

Peak Performance Technologies Inc. (motion analysis corporation) 1990-92

National Instruments. Data acquisition 1990-92

Kodak 1990-92

Education & Outreach

San Diego Zoo 2011-present

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Service to the University of California at Berkeley

University Committees

Jacobs Institute of Design Innovation Director Search Committee (July) 2015

Jacobs Institute of Design Innovation Launch Committee (Aug) 2014-present

Design Innovation Minor Committee (Sep) 2014-present

Sponsored Project Office User’s Network (SUN) (April) 2014-present

Design, development and directorship of center – the Center for interdisciplinary Bioinspiration in Education and Research (CiBER) 2005-present

Assistance and advice to the Office of Technology Licensing (OTL) and the Office of the President’s Office of Technology Transfer (OTT).                                                                                                                              2001-08

Network Advisory Committee. 2002-03

Re-accreditation of the University of California at Berkeley Committee. Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Academic Engagement Working Group to provide vision for the future of education at Berkeley. 2001-03

Educational Technology Committee. 2001

Senate Committee on Computing and Communication. 2000-01

Advisory Committee for the Formation of the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology. 2000-01

Member of Executive Committee for the UCB/UCSF Joint Department of Bioengineering. 1999

Life Sciences Complex Shop Committee. 1998-2000

Office of Media Services Director Search Committee. 1998

Commission on Campus Computing. 1997-98

Campus Ad hoc Review Committees 1996, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2006-07

Undergraduate Research Initiative Committee. 1994-96

Instructional Technologies Representative. 1994-95

Division of Biological Sciences Shop Review Committee. 1994

Chancellor’s Advisory Council on Biology. 1993-1996

Life sciences complex shop committee. 1993-96

Committee for Affairs of Gump Tropical Research Laboratory on Moorea. 1992-94

Committee on Animal Housing Space. 1992-94

Ad hoc Review Committee for Evaluation of the Behavior Station. 1992

Ad hoc Review Committee for Evaluation of Physical Education Department. 1990

Valley Life Science Building Management and Program Planning Committee. Advised committee on issues of policy, space allocation, funding allotment, retrofit, repair, networking, and equipment spending for construction of the largest academic building for biology in the country. 1988-1996

Department Committees (Zoology and Integrative Biology)

Development Committee (Jan) 2014-present

Space Committee (Aug) 2012-13

UCB Student Learning Initiative (IB) 2007

Integrative Biology Funding Initiatives Committee 2004

Safety and Facilities Committee 2000-2008

Search Committee 2003, 2004

Search Committee 2001

Computing Committee 1996,1999

Vice Chair of Integrative Biology 1994-1996

Academic Program Planning Committee 1994-1996,1998-2003, 2006-2007

Chair Search Committee 1994

Integrative Biology Executive Committee 1994-1996, 2005

Personnel and Promotion 1994-1996

Graduate Advisor 1992-1994, 1998-2007

Vice Chair of Education and Academic Program Committee 1990-1994

Development and Public Relations Committee 1990-1994

Academic Curriculum Committee 1986-1990

Chair 2007-2008

Undergraduate Advisor 1986-1992

Computing Committee 1986-1994

Awards Committee 1986-1990; 2003-2004

Research Allocation Committee 1986-1990

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Education – Professional Service to Societies, Agencies, Institutes and Schools

Center for Interdisciplinary Bio-inspiration in Education and Research (CiBER). Founder and director of center for undergraduate and graduate students with the goal of integrating research-based education and original research.   2008-present

Undergraduate Education

Tapping the Potential of All Students: Undergraduate Research for Community Colleges. Opening, Plenary Lecture on “Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Research-based Learning” North Hennepin Community College, Brooklyn Park, MN. (May) 2013

Congressional Briefing. Briefed policymakers and staffers of United States House of Representatives Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education Caucus on Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research and American Innovation. 2010

Undergraduate Research as Transformative Practice: Developing Leaders and Solutions for a Better Society. Council on Undergraduate Research Conference Meeting (CUR). Opening, plenary lecture on “The Value of Interdisciplinary Research-based Learning” 2010

Undergraduate Biology in the 21st Century. Invited by National Science Foundation to participate in workshop and offer a vision for the future. 2008

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS). Steering Committee Member and presented Plenary Lecture at annual Meeting. ABRCMS is the largest multidisciplinary student conference in the United States. Conference attracts approximately 2,600 underrepresented minorities, including 1,650 undergraduate students interested in attending graduate school, 300 graduate students/ postdoctoral scientists and 750 faculty and administrators. 2006-2012

Reinventing Undergraduate Education Conference, Transforming the Culture: Undergraduate Education and the Multiple Functions of the Research University. Invited to organize workshop and published report on The Reciprocal Relationships Among Research, Teaching, and Learning. 2006

California Science Teachers Association. Presented on the value of research-based instruction at annual meeting.  2006

Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER) Education Conference. Opening Plenary Lecture at national meeting (2006-8) and serving on Advisory Board. SENCER has established and supports a community of faculty, students, academic leaders, and others to improve undergraduate STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education by connecting learning to critical civic questions. 2006-10

Investigating Introductory Science Courses in the Undergraduate Context: A Systems Approach. Invited to participate in a workshop at The National Academies’ Center for Education in conjunction with the Board on Science Education. 2004

National Academy of Sciences Summer Institutes for Undergraduate Education in Biology. Support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Invited by Bruce Alberts, then President of the National Academy of Sciences and the Chair of The National Research Council, to assist in creating a summer institute on undergraduate biology education specifically designed for faculty at research universities. The goal of the institute is to serve as a forum for faculty to work together to improve the teaching of science to undergraduate biology students. 2003, -05

National Academies of Sciences Board on Life Sciences. Selected from the 30 participants in the Pilot Summer Institute to speak at the National Research Council’s Board on Life Sciences on research-based biology education. 2003

Graduate Education

Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) Grant. Supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Principal Investigator on 5-year graduate training grant that teaches the next generation of biologists and engineering how to learn from Nature through mutualistic teaming. In association with the Center for Interdisciplinary Bio-Inspiration in Education & Research (CiBER). 2009-16

NSF-AGEP California Alliance – Second Annual Retreat of Stanford, Berkeley, UCLA and Caltech consortium that supports over 100 underrepresented minority doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows in the physical sciences, mathematics and engineering as they advance into the professoriate and other leadership careers. Theme – The Next Generation of Researchers. Served on panels, roundtable discussion and met with students to offer career advice. (Caltech, CA). (April) 2015

The California Alliance Mentor Matching Program – Mentored underrepresented minority from Stanford. (May) 2015

German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft). Consulting for Juergen Breitkopf, Division of Research Careers, to improve the doctoral education in Germany. 2010

K-12 Education

National Youth Leadership Forum on Technology. Board of Advisors and presented Plenary Lecture. Organization serves the nation’s best high school students through a yearly conference. 2004-06

Designed and Implemented Inquiry-based Learning in Public Middle School Curriculum. Assisted in teaching 6th Grade Public Middle School Science Class that included lectures on Bio-inspired Design, student group presentations, a visit to UC Berkeley, hands-on experiments, a group project to design a Biomorphic Explorer Robot for NASA, and a simulated Mission to Mars. 1998-99

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Education – Presentations and Invited Lectures

International

Centre for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI). NightScience: Collective creativity in scientific discovery and education. “i4s Beyond the Classroom.” Faculty of Medicine – Paris Descartes University (Paris, FR) July 2013

Centre for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI). Workshop: Hands-on Experiments, Scientific Discovery Games and Citizen Science – Learning through Research for all. “Bio-inspired Design Challenges.” Faculty of Medicine – Paris Descartes University (Paris, FR)  2011

National

Convocation at the National Academy of Sciences on “Integrating Discovery-Based Research into the Undergraduate Curriculum” sponsored by the Board on Life Sciences and Science Education of the National Research Council. “Interdisciplinary Laboratory Course Facilitating Knowledge Integration, Mutualistic Teaming and Authentic Discovery.”(Washington, DC) (May) 2015

Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting. Full, R.J., Dudley, R., Koehl, M.A.R., Libby, T., and Schwab, C. “The impact of discovery-based instruction on interdisciplinary research skills.” Symposium on Leading Students and Faculty to Quantitative Biology Through Active Learning. (West Palm Beach, FL.) (Jan) 2015

Undergraduate Capstone Research Conference at Mathematical Biosciences Institute. Keynote Speaker. “Using Mathematical, Physical and Animal Models to Discover the Principles of Motion Science.” The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)  2014

Technology, Entertainment & Design Conference – Youth. “I4s Eyes Toward Tomorrow.” (New York, NY) 2011

Science Center Dedication. Grand Opening Celebration Albright College. “The Value of Interdisciplinary Research-based Learning.” (Reading, PA) 2011

Council on Undergraduate Research Conference (CUR) – Undergraduate Research as Transformative Practice, Developing Leaders and Solutions for a Better Society. “The Value of Interdisciplinary Research-based Instruction” Weber State University. (Ogden, UT)   2010

National Science Foundation /American Association for the Advancement of Science. Plenary Speaker. Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) PI Conference. “The Value of Interdisciplinary Research-Based Instruction.” (Washington, DC) 2008

Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER) Annual Meeting. Meeting Opening Plenary Lecture. “SENCER & Interdisciplinary Research-based Learning.” (Portland, Maine) 2007

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) “Research-based Education: From Galloping Ghosts to Gripping Geckos.” Plenary Lecture. (Anaheim, CA) 2006

Re-inventing Undergraduate Education Meeting on Transforming the Culture: Undergraduate Education and the Multiple Functions of the Research University. Workshop leader and speaker. “The Reciprocal Relationships Among Research, Teaching, and Learning.” (Washington, DC) 2006

Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER) Summer Institute. Meeting Opening Plenary Lecture. “The Value of Interdisciplinary Research-based Learning – the Student as Colleague.” Santa Clara University. (Santa Clara, CA)   2006

National Academe of Sciences. National Research Council. Summer Institute for Undergraduate Education in Biology. “The Value of Interdisciplinary Instruction.” Univ. of Wisconsin. (Madison, WI) 2005

Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Howard Hughes Medical Institute. “The Value of Interdisciplinary Education.” (Cambridge, MA) 2005

California Science Teachers Association Meeting. “The Value of Interdisciplinary Research-Based Instruction.” (San Francisco, CA)    2005

National Academy of Sciences. Investigating Introductory Sciences Courses in the Undergraduate Context: A Systems Approach. NRC Education Center. “The Value of Interdisciplinary Education.” (Washington, DC) 2004

Chapman University. “The Value of Interdisciplinary Education in K-12.” (Concord, CA) 2004

American Association for the Advancement of Science. Symposium: Developing Student-Scientist Relationships Through Robotics: Educating the Future Generation. “Sharing Research Discoveries Enables Students to Design Novel, Bio-inspired Robots.” (Denver, CO) 2003

National Academy of Science. Board on Life Sciences. “The Value of Interdisciplinary Instruction.” Beckman Center. (Irvine, CA) 2003

National Academe of Sciences. National Research Council. Bio 2010: Summer Institute Pilot. “The Value of Interdisciplinary Instruction.” Univ. of Wisconsin. (Madison, WI) 2003

McGraw Hill Center for Teaching and Learning. Princeton University. “Closing the Gap between Teaching and Research – Shared Discoveries.” McGraw Hill Center for Teaching and Learning. (Princeton, NJ) 2001

Workshop on Education – Meeting of Deans ands Vice Provosts of UC Universities. “Closing the gap between teaching and research.” (UCLA, Los Angeles, CA) 1998

Oklahoma Scholar Leadership Enhancement Program. Oklahoma State University. “Diversity enables discovery: Inspiration from insects in the design of legged robots.” (Stillwater, OK) 1994

University of California at Berkeley

Public Understanding of Science Panel. Molecular and Cell Biology Class 15 Feb.  2013-15

Bio-inspired Design Challenges. Integrative Biology Class 232. 2011

Cal Parents Board. “The Value of Interdisciplinary Research-Based Instruction.”   2009

Frontiers of Education Symposium. Chancellor’s Inauguration. “The Value of Interdisciplinary Instruction.” 2005

e-Berkeley Symposium. From Information Overload to Information Rich: Teaching and Critical Thinking in the Point-and-Click Age. Session C – Changing the Recipe: Designing Alternatives to the Research Project. “From Personal to Universal Discovery Research-Based Instruction in the Classroom.” 2005

The Development and Identification of Critical Thinking in Education. Lecture. Integrative Biology Class 303.    2004

The Development and Identification of Critical Thinking in Education. Lecture. Integrative Biology Class 303.    2003

Mellon Faculty Institute on Undergraduate Research. “Educating the Next Generation: Sharing Research Discoveries Enables Engagement, Creativity and Critical Thinking.”                                                                        2003

Graduate Student Instructor FORUM. “Teaching Undergraduates to Conduct Research.” 2001

Biomechanics Seminar. “Closing the Gap between Teaching and Research – Shared Discoveries.”   2001

Short Course for Faculty Advisors of GSIs and Professional Developers of GSIs. “Closing the gap between teaching and research.” 1999

Graduate Student Instructor Affairs Meeting and Graduate Student Instructor FORUM. “Rethinking teaching in light of research.”        1999

SCIBUGS – Society of Integrative Biology Undergraduates. “The philosophy behind Integrative Biology.” 1999

Letters & Science Alumni Presentation. “Closing the gap between teaching and research.”  1999

FORUM on Education – Meeting with UC President. “Shared Discoveries Program.” 1998

Graduate Student Instructor Affairs Meeting and Graduate Student Instructor FORUM. “Rethinking teaching in light of research.” 1999

Graduate Student Instructor Affairs Meeting and Graduate Student Instructor FORUM. “Development of critical thinking using the Perry model.” 1992

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Teaching

Awards

National Academy of Sciences Mentor in the Life Sciences 2005

Goldman Professorship 1998-99

Distinguished Teaching Award – UC Berkeley 1996

Featured in Education Highlight by Hoopes Laura L. Mays. CBE-Life Sciences Education. Vol. 9, Issue. 4, 390-391, doi: 10.1187/cbe.10-09-0115.                                                                                                                     2010

Undergraduate Researchers

153 Students

54 Awards / Fellowships

12 Departmental Citation, LeConte or Franklin Henry Awards

27 Journal articles with at least one undergraduate researcher

7 Published Proceedings with at least one undergraduate researcher

88 Published Abstracts with at least one undergraduate researcher

40 Presentations at National Meetings

1 University of California, Berkeley Award for Excellence in Creative Innovation 2002

3 Harvard University Professors former undergraduate researchers

Undergraduate Courses

52 Courses, 3,603 Students

Interactive Seating Design Competition, Design Innovation (1 Semester, 25 students)

Biomotion (4 Semesters, 346 students)

Physiology, Structure and Biomechanics (5 Semesters, 969 students)

The Mechanics of Organisms (6 Semesters, 480 students)

The Mechanics of Organisms Laboratory (7 Semesters, 116 students)

Comparative Animal Physiology (16 Semesters, 1,202 students)

Physiological Ecology (8 Semesters, 404 students)

Physiological Ecology Laboratory (6 Semesters, 86 students)

Graduate Courses

52 Seminars, 638 Students

Bio-inspired of Robots (1 Semester, 25 students)

Biomechanics (24 Semesters, 364 students)

Research (7 Semesters, 7 students)

Controversies in Comparative Physiology (10 Semesters, 85 students)

Invertebrate Review (3 Semesters, 31 students)

Academic Survivorship (5 Semesters, 114 students)

Locomotion (1 Semester, 22 students)

Goals of Dissemination of Research: Your Interface with the Public (1 Semester, 6 students)

Undergraduate Student Directed Research

Research/Independent Study/Thesis/Honor Thesis (71 Courses, 71 students)

Graduate Student Directed Research

Research/ Special Study (117 Courses, 117 students)

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Community Service & Public Outreach – Presentations, Activities and Invited Lectures

National Youth Leadership Foundation on Technology.“Bio-Inspired Robots: Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos.” (Berkeley, CA) (July) 2015

Chabot, Space & Science Center. Public Lecture. “Bio-Inspired Robots: Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos.” Robots at Chabot Weekend. (Oakland, CA) (Mar) 2015

Northgate High School. Invited Lecture. “Journey from Sensing to Movement.” Physiology and veterinary students. (Walnut Creek, CA) Feb 2013

Northgate High School. Senior Projects. Judge. (Walnut Creek, CA, June) 2012

World Science Festival. Invited Panelist. “Radicle Innovation in Nature.” (NYC, NY) 2012

Northgate High School. Invited Lecture. “Walking, Running, Climbing, Robots and Animation.” Sports medicine, robotics club and animation students. (Walnut Creek, CA) 2012

Northgate High School. Invited Lecture. “Journey from Sensing to Movement.” Physiology and veterinary students. (Walnut Creek, CA) 2012

Technology, Entertainment & Design Conference – XSan Diego. TEDxSanDiego. Demonstration of Gecko-inspired Adhesive. (San Diego, CA) 2011

Berkeley Edge Conference (Minority Recruitment). Session dedicated to the Bay Area’s Interdisciplinary Centers at UCB and the National Laboratories. “Graduate School Decisions: CiBER-IGERT”. (Berkeley, CA)    2011

Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science. Annual Meeting. Poster judge. (San Jose, CA)   2011

Northgate High School. Senior Projects. Judge. (Walnut Creek, CA, June) 2011

Minority Biomedical Research Support-Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (MBRS-RISE), Consortium for Evolutionary Studies and Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society. California State University, Fresno. “Biological Inspiration: Running Robots, Artificial Muscles and Gecko-inspired Adhesives.” (Fresno, CA) 2010

Biology Fellows Program/Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity/ Minority Access to Research Careers and Biology Scholars Program Panel. “What makes a good graduate school applicant?” (Berkeley, CA) 2010

Berkeley Edge Conference (Minority Recruitment). Session dedicated to the Bay Area’s Interdisciplinary Centers at UCB and the National Laboratories. “Graduate School Decisions: CiBER-IGERT.” (Berkeley, CA)    2010

Cal Day. Public Lecture. “Bio-Inspired Robots: Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos.” (Berkeley, CA) 2010

Cal Day. Public Lecture. Public Television – KQED QUEST. University of California at Berkeley. “Bio-inspiration: Nature as Muse” (Berkeley, CA) 2010

Cottrell Scholar Conference for Early Career Research Scientists. Research Corporation for Science Advancement. “The Value of Interdisciplinary Research-based Instruction.” at the Cottrell Scholar Conference. Led conference-wide discussion with Harry Gray entitled. “The Challenges to Bridging the Ever Widening Gap Between the Research Frontier and Teaching.” (Tucson, AZ)  2009

Beckman Scholars Symposium for Undergraduate Researchers. ‘Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos and Bipedal Bugs: Bio-Inspired Robots, Adhesives and Artificial Muscles.” (Irvine, CA) 2009

Technology, Entertainment & Design Conference. TED2009. “Beyond Biomimetics: Biomutualism.” (Long Beach, CA) 2009

MathScience Innovation Center Conference. Remote video presentation. “Biological Inspiration: Running Robots, Artificial Muscles and Gecko-inspired Adhesives.” to the (Richmond, VA) 2009

The Science and Entertainment Exchange. The National Academies. “Biologically Inspired Robots.” (Los Angeles, CA)  2008

Cal Day. Public Lecture. “Biological Inspiration: “Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos.” (Berkeley, CA) 2008

15th Annual Undergraduate and Graduate Research Symposium. Keynote Speaker. Morgan State University. “Biological Inspiration: Robotics, Artificial Muscles and Adhesives.” (Baltimore, MD) 2008

Mathematical Biosciences Institute. Public Lecture. The Ohio State University. “Biological Inspiration: “Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos.” (Columbus, OH) 2008

National Youth Leadership Foundation on Medicine. Lecture “Bio-inspired Design in Medicine.” (Berkeley, CA) 2007

Foothill Middle School. “Human evolution.” Ancient Civilizations. (Walnut Creek, CA)   2007

Technology, Entertainment and Design Conference, TED. “Biologically Inspired Design.” (Monterey, CA) 2005

National Youth Leadership Foundation on Technology. Plenary Lecture. “Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos: BioInspired Computer Animation, Robotics, Artificial Muscles and Adhesives.” (San Jose, CA) 2005

Exploratorium. Mission to Mars Celebration. Webcast Live. “Robotic BioMotion.” (San Francisco, CA) 2004

Woodside Elementary School. “Bugs and Robots.” (Walnut Creek, CA) 2004

Siemens Westinghouse Science Mathematics and Technology Competition Presentation. University of California at Berkeley. “Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos: BioInspired Computer Animation, Robotics, Artificial Muscles and Adhesives.” (Berkeley, CA) 2003

Technology, Entertainment and Design for Medicine, TEDMED3 Conference. “Unlocking the Secrets of BioMotion.” (Philadelphia, PA) 2003

National Youth Leadership Foundation on Technology. Plenary Lecture. “Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos: BioInspired Computer Animation, Robotics, Artificial Muscles and Adhesives.” (San Jose, CA) 2003

Robotics Society of America. “Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos: BioInspired Computer Animation, Robotics, Artificial Muscles and Adhesives.” (San Francisco, CA) 2003

Cal Day. Public Lecture. University of California at Berkeley. “Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos: BioInspiration for Animation, Adhesives and Robots.” (Berkeley, CA) 2002

Technology, Entertainment and Design Conference, TED. “Bouncing Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos: BioInspired Materials, Robots and Adhesives.” (Monterey, CA) 2002

New York Hall of Science. “Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos: BioInspiration for Animation, Adhesives and Robots.” – Giving hope to children after 9/11. (New York, NY) 2002

Spencer Trask Public Lecture. Princeton University. “Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos: BioInspiration for Rapid Running Robots.” (Princeton, NJ) 2001

Science, Entertainment and Teaching. Symposium. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology. “Bestowing Biological Inspiration And Getting Novel Insight From Engineering And Entertainment.” (Chicago, IL) 2001

Cal Day. Public Lecture. “Bipedal bugs, galloping ghosts and gripping geckos: animation and design of rapid running robots.” (Berkeley, CA) 1999

Exploratorium. “Treadmill toads, bipedal bugs, galloping ghosts and gripping geckos: animation and design of rapid running robots.” (San Francisco, CA) 1999

Exploratorium. Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. “Life in Motion Outreach.” (San Francisco, CA) 1999

7th Annual Technology, Entertainment and Design Conference, TED. “Roots, rules and relevance: the importance of integrative biology.” (Monterey, CA) 1997

Northern California Science Writers Association. Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. “Diversity enables discovery.” (Berkeley, CA) 1997

33rd Annual Briefing New Horizons in Science. Council for the Advancement of Science Writing. “Diversity enables discovery: Lessons from many legged locomotors as inspiration for robot design.” (Durham, NC) 1995

Contra Costa District Elementary School Science Fair. “Bugs, robots and science.” (Concord, CA) 1993

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Community Service & Public Outreach – Television and Video

General Public – International

German Public Television. Bilderfest. Factual Entertainment. “Biological Inspiration in Animal Locomotion.” (Jan) 2013

Nature Publishing Co. Video. Leaping lizards! Jurassic Park got it right (Jan) 2012

Australian Broadcast Corporation Television’s Catalyst Series. “Robot Biomimicry.” 2009

Dutch Science TV. Series of science shorts focusing on nature and engineering. Kleven als een gekko. Dat willen wij ook. Episode 4. 2004

Korean Broadcasting System segment on “Science 21.” 2003

Dutch Public Television Science Documentary on “We want that too.” The program goal is to amaze people by our own ingenious ways to imitate nature. 2003

National Danish Broadcasting Company (Nightly News and Radio) segment by Peter Hesseldahl on “The PolyPEDAL Lab.”    2002

National Geographic Channel. “Locomotion” from the Toyota World of Wildlife Series. 160 countries.    2002

Oxford Scientific Films – BugWorld Series. 2002

BBC Natural History Unit and The Learning Channel–“Robocritters.”profile of the latest in robotic technology and of the scientists who look to nature for inspiration as they design the world’s newest generation of robots.  2000

Australian Broadcast Corporation – Quantum on “Polypedal Robots” 2000

General Public – National Series

Nanotechnology. The World Beyond Micro. Silicone Run Productions featured gecko and gecko-inspired adhesive. Aug 2012

Discovery Channel. Daily Planet featured Poly-PEDAL Lab and CiBER in “How Lizards and Robots Use Tails.” 2012

PBS. QUEST featured Poly-PEDAL Lab and CiBER in “Bio-Inspiration: Nature as Muse.” 2008

Discovery Channel. Prototype This. Episode on “Gecko Superman Suit.” 2008

Discovery Channel. Prototype This. Episode on “Six-legged All Terrain Vehicle.”  2008

Discovery Channel. Daily Planet Show. Episode on “Gecko Tails”. 2008

History Channel. Modern Marvels Television Series. Episode on “Sticky Stuff” featuring how geckos stick and the inspired they provided for climbing robots. 2007

Animal Planet. Most Extreme Series. Movers. Gecko featured as one of the top ten swiftest animals. 2005

National Geographic Television and Film. “The Shape of Life – The Conquerers” Series produced by Sea Studios Foundation. Premiered on PBS. 2002

Beyond 2000. TV Series. “Feets of Daring” 2000

Discover 2000. TV Series. “Can man mimic organic life-forms with machinery?”    2000

ABC Special. “Living a Bug’s Life”. Explained how we assisted Disney and Pixar with computer animation movie. 1998

News

SmartPlanet (CNET). Video. Robots Inspire Leaping lizards. March 2012

CBS Evening News. Segment on “Robotic creepy creatures give new meaning to software bugs.”  2003

CBS Up to the Minute. Segment on “Insects; Insects are the little inspirations behind some big advances in robotics.”    2003

CBS Evening News. Segment “Better Cockroach; Cockroaches are inspiring scientists to build the next generation of robots.”     2003

Tech Live, TechTV. Segment on “Biological Inspiration.” 2002

New York Times Television. Segment on “Bio-Inspiration.” 2002

Next@CNN. Segment on “Bug Bots.” 2002

ABC Television World News Tonight/Morning with Peter Jennings – Ned Potter interview. Segment on “Bug Robots”   2000

ABC Television World News Tonight/Morning with Peter Jennings – Ned Potter interview. Segment on “Evolution: Sticky Fingers.”    2000

ABC Television World News Tonight/Morning with Peter Jennings – Robert Krulwich. Assisted in week-long nightly segments comparing animals to athletes for the upcoming Olympics. 2000

Discovery Channel News. Segment on “Gecko Feats.” 2000

Science and Technology Network. Segment on “Gecko Feats” 2000

Children – K-12

Wild Kratts. PBS TV Children’s cartoon. “The Gecko Effect.” Ep. 38 S1 (Oct) 2013

PBS Random House Preschool TV. Cat in the Hat Knows All About That. “Talk a walk.” Program on animal gaits in nature. (Oct) 2011

PBS DragonflyTV. Nano. Children Science Series. “Gecko Feet.” 2009

Kids and Chaos. Show dedicated to allowing children to see what it is like to be a researcher. 1999

Disney Channel Documentary. “Movie surfers go inside ‘A Bug’s Life”. Explained how we assisted Disney and Pixar with computer animation for the movies. 1999

Learning Channel Cable in the Classroom. “See how they run.” Elementary School Educational Documentary Series. Edited script for entire show and provided scientific consulting. 1997

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Community Service & Public Outreach – Radio & Podcasts

National Public Radio. KQED FM. “Biorobotics goes high tech.” 2012

German Public Radio. “Disappearing cockroaches.” 2012

American Association for the Advancement of Science Podcast. 2012

German Public Radio. “Leaping lizards, robots and dinosaurs.” 2012

Pulse of the Planet. Kids Science Challenge. 2009

APM Market Place. “Gecko inspired Adhesive.” 2008

Robot Podcast. Switzerland – EPFL “Bio-inspired Locomotion” 2008

Science Podcast. “Gecko tails.” 2008

KQED Public Radio. Living on Earth. “Biomimicry.” 2007

ABC Radio National. The Science Show. “Robots.” 2007

National Public Radio. Science Friday. Gecko adhesives designated as one of the top 10 scientific advances for 2006. 2006

BBC Radio. Leading Edge. “Walking octopuses.” 2005

Exploratorium Museum. Webcast Live. “Journey to Mars.” 2004

National Public Radio. All Things Considered with Linda Wertheimer. “Lizard Study May Create Super-Strong ‘Gecko’ Tape.” 2003

CBC Radio. 2000

BBC Radio – Radio Science Live – Science in Action. 2000

German Public Radio. “Sticky geckos.” 2000

Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Radio National Breakfast. 2000

Learning Channel Cable in the Classroom. “See how they run.” Elementary School Educational Documentary Series. Edited script for the entire show and provided scientific consulting. 1997

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Community Service & Public Outreach -Selected Books, Newspapers, Magazines and Websites Communicating Science to the Public

Really? Robots. Book Chapters on “Explorer bots” and “Nature’s secrets” by Susan Hayes. Scholastic Press. For 7-12 year old children. 2015

Washington Post. “Leaping lizards and the power of interdisciplinary collaboration.” by Emi Kolawole.  2012

Action Magazine, Scholastic publication for low-level reading middle schoolers. Robots inspired by nature. 2011

Cal Parents Magazine. Letters Home. Undergrad researchers push the knowledge envelope. 2011

National Geographic. Biomimetics: Design by Nature by Tom Mueller. 2008

California Magazine. “Back to nature: The latest inventions are inspired by the world around us.” Nov/Dec by Vicki Haddock.  2008

Book, “The Gecko’s Foot – Bio-inspiration: Engineering New Materials from Nature” by Peter Forbes. W. W. Norton & Company: 288 pages. 2006

Wired Magazine. Featured in article “Why 6-Legged Bots Rule,” by Tom McNichol.         2002

Metropolis Magazine. Featured in article “Bioninspiration: Take design cues from the natural world,” by Martin C. Pedersen.   2002

Book, “Evolution of a New Species: Robo sapiens.” Featured in robotics book by Menzel, P. and D”Aluisio, F. Cambridge. MIT Press. p. 90-101. Presents interviews on the inspiration in the design of four mobile robots using principles from nature. 2000

International Design Magazine. “Secrets of Motion.” Sept/Oct. by Chee Pearlman. 1997

Discover Magazine. “See How They Run.” September by Carl Zimmer. 1994

 

Science (AAAS Journal) and ScienceNOW (AAAS On-line)

Cockroaches and Geckos ‘Vanish’ With Amazing Acrobatics. 2012

Tails Guided Leaping Dinosaurs to a Safe Landing. 2012

Racing Crash-Happy Cockroaches. Science Meeting Briefs. 327, 776 2010

One Tail, Many Feats. 2008

Crab’s Downfall Reveals a Hole in Biomechanics Studies. 315, 325 2007

Scurrying Roaches Outwit Without Their Brains. 307, 346-347 2005

Cockroach Stability. 297, 1643 2002

Biology Reveals New Ways to Hold on Tight. 296, 250-251 2002

How geckos stick on der Waals. 2002

It’s Not Easy to Derail a Roach. 2002

Geckos Climb by the Hairs of Their Toes. 288, 1717-1718 2000

Better Than Nature Made It. 288, 5463 2000

In Nature, Animals That Stop And Start Win The Race. 288: 83-85 2000

Nature (Journal) and Nature.com (On-line)

Leaping lizards! Jurassic Park got it right. Velociraptor adjusted the angle of its tail to stay stable when jumping by Charlotte Stoddart. 2012

News and Views. “Biomechanics: Leaping lizards and dinosaurs.” by R. McNeill Alexander. 2012

Ninja Geckos (with video). 2008

Evidence for van der Waals Adhesion in Gecko Setae. 2002

Biomechanics: Gripping Feat. 405, 631 2000

NY Times (Newspaper and On-line)

Now You See It, Now It’s Swung Out of Sight.” by Sindya N. Bhanoo. 2012

When a Sticky Gecko Starts to Slip, Its Tail Comes to the Rescue. 2008

They’re Robots? Those Beasts! 2004

The TED Conference: 3 Days in the Future. 2002

Design Debut: Trade Secrets of the 6-Legged Set. 2002

Engineers Ask Nature for Design Advice. 2001

Pitter-patter of hairy feet. 2000

 Business & Industry (Print and On-line)

The Economist. Insect acrobatics: Flipping roaches: How cockroaches vanish.     2012

Nanopatents and Innovation. “Leaping Lizards And Dinosaurs Inspire Robot Design.”  2012

PC World. “Tailbot Grows A Lizard-Like Tail, Could Help Save Lives.” by Elizabeth Fish. 2012

Newsweek. “Nature is the Model Factory.” 2010

Biotech Business Week. Featured in article “Arrays; New adhesive mimics gecko toe hairs” 2008

Nanotechnology Today. “The pitter patter of little feet… climbing straight up a wall.”   2008

R&D. “This gecko’s not selling car insurance.” 2008

Associated Press Financial Wire. “Scientists taking cues from nature to solve tech problems.”    2006

Forbes. “The Robots are Coming – The Stickybot.” Designated as one of the “EGang” list of technology innovators.    2006

U.S. Industry Today.“Biomimicry” 2003

Economist. “A bug’s life for robots: roachmobile on the march.” 2003

Newsfactor Innovation. “Gecko Glue May Aid Computer Chipmaking.” 2003

BusinessWeek. “Geckos stick like glue -without goo.” 2000

Fortune Magazine. “Biobots.” 2000

The Economist. “Climbing the walls.” 2000

Chemical & Engineering News. “Gecko bonding.” 2000

Chemistry and Industry. “Secrets of a gecko’s sticky fingers.” 2000

International (Print and On-line)

France. French Tribune. “African Lizards Inspire Creation of Search-and-Rescue Robots.” by Raoul Girard. 2012

UK. The Guardian. “Leaping lizards.” 2012

Al Jazeera. “Leaping lizards give technology a nudge.” 2012

India. The Hindu. “African leaping lizards inspire.” 2012

SouthAsia News. “Leaping lizards help design robots with tails.” 2012

Indonesia. Jakarta Globe. “UC Berkeley Lab Makes Robot That Emulates Leaping Lizard.” 2012

South Africa. Brainstorm Magazine. ”Turning to nature for the robot revolution.” 2010

Indonesia. Situs Kimia. “Rahasia di balik kemahiran tokek merayap.” 2009

UK. The Daily Telegraph. “Gecko’s use their tails to run up walls.” 2008

UK. BBC News. “Tail ‘key’ for gecko acrobatics.” 2008

India. Daily India. “Gecko’s tail aids aeronautics researchers.” 2008

UK. The Guardian. Science: In control. “How geckos stay upright.” 2008

Germany. Focus Magazine. “Gecko-Schwanz verhindert Stürze.” 2008

  1. Die Welt. “Geckos steuern mit ihrem Schwanz;Nach dem Vorbild von Füßen und Schwänzen der Echsen wollen Forscher Kletter- und Gleitroboter entwickeln.” 2008
  2. Die Welt. Geckofüße halten bis zu 140 Kilogramm. 2008

Spain. El Mundo. “El paracaídas corporal de los lagartos; Descubren que los gecos usan su cola para trepar y evitar descensos bruscos.” 2008

Germany. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. “Natur und Wissenschaft; Im Sauseschritt die Wand hoch Wie Geckos ihre Zehen verankern und wieder lösen.” 2006

UK. The Guardian. “Two legs good for tiptoeing octopus.” 2005

UK. BBC News. “Walking Octopus Inspired Soft Robotics.” 2005

India. The Hindu. “Wall-climbing Robot to Combat Terror.” 2003

Germany. Stern. “Roboter.” 2000

India. Times of India. “Scientists working on synthetic gecko feet.” 2000

UK. The Daily Telegraph. “Gripping solution to mystery of geckos.” 2000

France. Liberation. “Lézards appliqués. Le gecko colle même sur les surfaces lisses. Les scientifiques lèvent le voile sur sa technique d’adhésion.” 2000

Malaysia. Suara Merdeka. “Eahasia tokek untuk buat perekat hebat.” 2000

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Contribution to Design of Public Exhibits and Contests

National Kids Science Challenge. Biomimetic Design Contest for 3rd to 6th grade school children. 1,500 entries. Assisted in contest design and judged entries. Sponsored by National Science Foundation and Pulse of the Planet. 2010

Biomimetics Exhibition. Alfred Nobel’s Dynamite Factory in Stockholm, Sweden. 2007

Robots: An Exhibition of U.S. Automation from the Leading Edge of Research. Highlighting The WTEC International Study of Robotics. At National Science Foundation. 2005

Crustacean Exhibit. Shedd Aquarium (Chicago, IL) 2005

Nanozone. Lawrence Hall of Science Museum. Featured profile and gecko nano-hair adhesive. Supported by National Science Foundation. 2004

Robots and Us – Robots Inspired by Life Traveling Exhibit. Science Museum of Minnesota. Supported by National Science Foundation. 2004

Living World of Insects Exhibit. Lawrence Hall of Science. (Berkeley, CA) 1995

Amazing Feets Traveling Exhibit. North Carolina Museum of Natural History. Supported by National Science Foundation. 1987

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Contribution to Art, Design & Entertainment

Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. Invited as Panel member for Science in the Field with Scientific American (Denver, CO) Aug.         2012

Sundance Film Festival. Invited as Juror for Sundance Institute Science-in-Film Prize sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and The National Academies Science and Entertainment Exchange. (Park City, UT) 2012

The National Academies Science and Entertainment Exchange. Invited speaker at Inaugural Meeting. “Biologically Inspired Robots.” Consultant on movies and TV programs. (Los Angeles, CA) 2008

Presentations

TED. Technology, Entertainment & Design Conference. “Robustness in Design.” (Vancouver, CA) (March) 2014

TED. Technology, Entertainment & Design Conference. “Beyond Biomimetics: Biomutualism.” (Long Beach, CA) 2009

TED. Technology, Entertainment and Design Conference. “Biologically Inspired Design.” (Monterey, CA) 2005

TED. Technology, Entertainment and Design for Medicine 3 Conference. “Unlocking the Secrets of Biomotion.” (Philadelphia, PA) 2003

TED. Technology, Entertainment and Design Conference. “Bouncing Bugs and Galloping Ghost and Gripping Geckos. Bio-inspired Materials, Robots and Adhesives.” (Monterey, CA) 2002

TED. 7th Annual Technology, Entertainment and Design Conference. “Roots, rules and relevance: the importance of integrative biology.” (Monterey, CA) 1997

National Science Foundation Center – Science for Animators. De Anza College. “Bipedal Bugs, Somersaulting Shrimps and Galloping Ghosts – Computer Animation. (Cupertino, CA) 2009

ArtCenter College of Design. “Biologically Inspired Design.” (Pasadena, CA) 2005

ArtCenter College of Design. “Biologically Inspired Design.” (Pasadena, CA) 2004

ACM SIGGRAPH. Association for Computing Machinery. Special Interest Group on GRAPHics and Interactive Techniques. “Bipedal Bugs, Galloping Ghosts and Gripping Geckos: BioInspiration for Computer Animation.” (San Antonio, TX) 2002

ACM SIGGRAPH. Association for Computing Machinery. Special Interest Group on GRAPHics and Interactive Techniques. “The AAPE Center at UC Berkeley: Using Data Acquisition, Analysis, Presentation, and Exchange to address Biological Complexity.” (New Orleans, LA) 1996

Movies

Kung Fu Panda. Dreamworks. Delivered 3D kinematics of praying mantid. 2005

A Bug’s Life. Pixar/Disney directed by John Lasseter. Character design. 1995-96

The Mimic. CharacterShop. Creature design. Mirimax Films directed by Guillermo del Toro. 1994

Art Exhibit

THEM. An Exhibition of Artists, Scientists and Designers concerned with the Entomological Universe. Displayed photographs and videos by Gary Brewer. 1999

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