Publications

Journal Articles

S. Das, E. E. Hunter, N. A. DeLateur, E. B. Steager, R. Weiss, and V. Kumar, “Cellular expression through morphogen delivery by light activated magnetic microrobots,” J. Micro-Bio Robot., pp. 1–12, Jun. 2019. (paper)

G. Hwang*, A. J. Paula*, E. E. Hunter, Y. Liu, A. Babeer, B. Karabucak, K. Stebe, V. Kumar, E. Steager, and H. Koo, “Catalytic antimicrobial robots for biofilm eradication,” Sci. Robot., vol. 4, no. 29, p. eaaw2388, Apr. 2019. *Equal contribution. (paper)

E. E. Hunter, E. B. Steager, A. Hsu, A. Wong-Foy, R. Pelrine, and V. Kumar, Nanoliter Fluid Handling for Microbiology via Levitated Magnetic Microrobots, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 9971004, Apr. 2019. (paper)

E. E. Hunter, E. W. Brink, E. B. Steager, V. Kumar, Toward Soft Micro Bio Robots for Cellular and Chemical Delivery, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 1592-1599, Jul. 2018. (paper)

L. J. Smith, D. J. Gorth, B. L. Showalter, J. A. Chiaro, E. E. Beattie, D. M. Elliott, R. L. Mauck, W. Chen, and N. R. Malhotra, In vitro characterization of a stem-cell-seeded triple-interpenetrating-network hydrogel for functional regeneration of the nucleus pulposus., Tissue Eng. Part A, vol. 20, no. 1314, pp. 18419, Jul. 2014. (paper)

D. Wong, E. E. Beattie, E. B. Steager, and V. Kumar, Effect of surface interactions and geometry on the motion of micro bio robots, Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 103, no. 15, p. 153707, 2013. (paper)

J. T. Martin, D. J. Gorth, E. E. Beattie, B. D. Harfe, L. J. Smith, and D. M. Elliott, Needle puncture injury causes acute and long-term mechanical deficiency in a mouse model of intervertebral disc degeneration., J. Orthop. Res., vol. 31, no. 8, pp. 127682, Aug. 2013. (paper)

B. L. Showalter, J. C. Beckstein, J. T. Martin, E. E. Beattie, A. a E. Oras, T. P. Schaer, E. J. Vresilovic, and D. M. Elliott, Comparison of Animal Discs Used in Disc Research to Human Lumbar Disc: Torsion Mechanics and Collagen Content., Spine (Phila. Pa. 1976)., vol. 37, no. 15, pp. E900-E907, Jul. 2012. (paper)

E. Vresilovic, E. E. Beattie, J. Yoder, S. Moon, D. Elliott, and A. Wright, Quantification of Intervertebral Disk Cartilaginous Endplate Morphology using MRI, Glob. Spine J., vol. 02, no. S 01, Jun. 2012. (paper)

Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings

E. E. Hunter, E. W. Brink, E. B. Steager, and V. Kumar, 3D Micromolding of Small-Scale Biological Robots, in 2018 IEEE International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS), Nagoya, Japan, 2018, pp. 1-6. (Best Student Paper Finalist) (paper)

S. Das, E. E. Hunter, N. A. Delateur, E. B. Steager, R. Weiss, and V. Kumar, Controlled Delivery of Signaling Molecules using Magnetic Microrobots, in 2018 International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS), Nagoya, Japan, 2018, pp. 1-5. (paper)

D. E. Hernandez, S. W. Chen, E. E. Hunter, E. B. Steager, and V. Kumar, Cell Tracking with Deep Learning and the Viterbi Algorithm, in 2018 International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS), Nagoya, Japan, 2018, pp. 1-6. (paper)

E.E. Hunter, N. Chodosh, E.B. Steager, and V. Kumar, Control of microstructures propelled via bacterial baths, in 2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2016, pp. 1693-1700. (Best Automation Paper Finalist) (paper)

E. E. Beattie, J. H. Yoder, S. M. Moon, E. J. Vresilovic, D. M. Elliott, and A. C. Wright, Quantification of intervertebral disc cartilaginous endplate morphology using MRI, in 2012 38th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference (NEBEC), 2012, pp. 103104. (paper)

J. T. Martin, E. E. Beattie, D. J. Gorth, L. J. Smith, and D. M. Elliott, Mechanical and Biochemical Consequences of Needle Puncture Injury in the Mouse Caudal Disc, in 58th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, 2012. (paper)

J. T. Martin, E. E. Beattie, D. J. Gorth, L. J. Smith, and D. M. Elliott, Mechanical Consequences of Needle Puncture Injury in the Mouse Caudal Spine, in ASME 2012 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B, 2012, p. 501. (paper)

B. L. Showalter, J. C. Beckstein, J. T. Martin, E. E. Beattie, A. A. Espinoza Oras, T. P. Schaer, E. J. Vresilovic, and D. M. Elliott, Disc Torsion Mechanics: Comparison of Animal Models to Human, in ASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B, 2011, p. 1285. (paper)

Presentations and Workshops

E. E. Hunter, D. Wong, E. B. Steager, and V. Kumar, “Toward Fully Functional Micro Robots: Actuation, Control, and Sensing,” International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Workshop on 30 Years of Small-Scale Robotics: from Nano-, to Millimeter-Sized Robotic Systems and Applications. Brisbane, Australia. May 25, 2018. Poster Presentation. (website)

E. E. Beattie, D. Wong, E. B. Steager, and V. Kumar, Effect of Surface Interactions on the Motion of Micro Bio Robots, in IROS Workshop on Micro-Nano Robotic Swarms for Biomedical Applications, 2014. (Best Poster Award). (website)

E. E. Beattie, E. B. Steager, and V. Kumar, Effect of Geometry and Bacterial Collisions on the Motion of Micro Bio Robots, in Robotics Science and Systems: Workshop on Robotics Methods for Structural and Dynamic Modeling of Molecular Systems, 2014. (website)

E. E. Beattie, E. B. Steager, and V. Kumar, Effect of Geometry and Bacterial Collisions on the Motion of Micro Bio Robots, in Robotics Science and Systems: Workshop on Women in Robotics, 2014. (website)

J. T. Martin, E. E. Beattie, L. J. Smith, and D. M. Elliott, Mechanical Consequences of Needle Puncture Injury in the Mouse Caudal Disc, in Spine Research Symposium: New Horizons in Intervertebral Disc Research, 2011. (website)