Nimble and steady on their feet

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Nina Welding | July 9, 2020

Could legged robots be used to find survivors after an earthquake or to fight forest fires? Answering that question is the goal of Vince Kurtz’s research.

A graduate student in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Kurtz recently received a three-year Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship supporting his efforts to bridge the gap between classical control theory, formal methods and robotics.

“Today’s best legged robots work well under certain conditions, but they perform poorly in unstructured environments outside the lab,” Kurtz said.

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 by Daily Domer Staff

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