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Category Archives: Robots

I have had the privilege to create and work with a number of world-class robotic systems over the years, from one of the worlds first fully autonomous tour guides in museums, to a number of NASA’s advanced robotic platforms. My most recent work is described in the posts below.

For older projects, you can read the various techinal papers I’ve published on robotics topics.

You can also see some pictures of NASA robots used during a Robotic Field Test I participated in a few years ago on my Robotics Photo Gallery.

Currently I am a Senior Robotics Researcher at NASA Ames Research Center, in the Intelligent Robotics Group, which is part of the Intelligent Systems Division. I am employed by Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies.

Enjoy!

  1. My 2016 NASA Ames Summer Series Presentation: SUPERball: A Biologically Inspired Robot for Planetary Exploration January 26, 2017

    Posted in Bodies, Brains, Presentations, Robots, Tensegrity.

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  2. New Video Highlighting Jonathan Bruce’s Research April 12, 2016

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  3. Related Projects by Collaborators January 5, 2016

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  4. SUPERball Videos November 3, 2015

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  5. Tensegrity Robots in Science Fiction! October 9, 2015

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  6. Robot Books for Kids! October 2, 2015

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  7. Hardware Validation of Tensegrity Simulator April 16, 2015

    Posted in Bodies, Robots, Tensegrity.

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  8. The Economist, Wired, and more Media Attention March 12, 2015

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  9. NASA360 February 24, 2015

    Posted in Presentations, Robots, Tensegrity.

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  10. Funding Opportunities for Dynamic Tensegrity Robotics Research February 23, 2015

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  11. Presenting at 2015 NIAC Symposium January 28, 2015

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  12. Tensegrity Robotics Simulator NTRTv1.1 Released! January 9, 2015

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  13. SUPERball: First Motion! November 4, 2014

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  14. NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program Trailer October 29, 2014

    Posted in Robots, Tensegrity, Unknown.

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  15. Biotensegrity: The Structural Basis of Life September 10, 2014

    Posted in Bodies, Robots, Tensegrity.

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  16. Popular Science and the Daily Planet September 5, 2014

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  17. Tensegrity Team Photo July 22, 2014

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  18. Open Source Tensegrity Simulator Released! June 26, 2014

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  19. Talking about Intelligence at the SETI Institute April 3, 2014

    Posted in Brains, Presentations, Robots, Tensegrity.

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  20. Presenting Tensegrity Research at NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Symposium February 5, 2014

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  21. Two Papers accepted to the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2014 January 29, 2014

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  22. Tensegrity Robotics Goes Viral January 10, 2014

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  23. Refactoring Space Exploration with Soft Machines November 14, 2013

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  24. Tensegrity Robots for Space Exploration! October 9, 2013

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  25. Presentation on Tensegrity Robots for Planetary Exploration March 21, 2013

    Posted in Presentations, Robots, Tensegrity.

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