My current interests are in radiation visualization, distributed systems/swarm robotics, and soft actuation.
Radiation Visualization: I am working on a small, open-source, portable gamma detector/optical camera system that can be mounted on a remote-controlled robot and driven into high-radiation environments (such as synchrotron rings) to image radiation hotspots and leaks.
Distributed Systems: I am particularly interested in swarm robotics, with a focus on cooperative behaviors and choreographed motion, such as the programmable swarm robots at the Wyss Institute.
Soft Actuation: I am also developing a small (roughly hand-sized), flexible robotic form that uses ferrofluid and networked electromagnets for actuation. This form is inspired by the several designs in the Soft Robotics Toolkit, most particularly the PneuNets Bending Actuators.
At this moment, I'm looking for potential collaborators with an interest in developing combinatorial motion algorithms - please contact me for more information.