My current interests are in small-scale spacecraft design, distributed systems/swarm robotics, and soft actuation.
Small-Scale Spacecraft Design: I currently work for the Space Systems Design Studio, which specializes in low-cost satellite design and control.
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.