The focus of the Bio-Robotics group in the Brit and Alex d’Arbeloff Laboratory for Information Systems and Technology is science and technology of robotic systems motivated by both practical applications and scientific interests.
Biological systems have long been a metaphor of robotic systems as well as sources of inspiration for conceiving novel functionality and creating physical embodiments that perform diverse tasks. We in the d’Arbeloff Laboratory extend the traditional bio-mimetic robotics to new frontiers of robotics science and technology for
a) seeking effective solutions to socially, economically challenging problems,
b) developing key enabling technologies, such as novel actuators, sensors, and communication technology, and
c) exploring the possibility of using live cells and organelles as components of robots.
These research activities are seamlessly integrated into graduate and undergraduate education.