Research

Small-Scale Robotics

Fluid Handling at Nano/Micro Scales

  • 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)

Soft Micro Bio Robots

  • 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)
  • 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)

Biological Actuators: Micromachines powered by bacteria

  • 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)
  • 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)

Titan Arm: A Low-Cost, Proof-of-Concept, Powered Upper-Body Exoskeleton


Spine Biomechanics

  • 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)
  • 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. 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)