Dr. Aaron Ames
Assistant professor, A&M Bipedal Experimental Robotics Lab (AMBER)
Ames heads a team of students in the design, simulation, and fabrication of a robot that will walk like a human. Making a human-like bipedal walking robot will advance robotics into the area of high-level use. His team is working toward surpassing the ability of wheeled robots by focusing on collected data that shows that humans display a walking behavior that mirrors a mass-spring damper system. They are now on the path to replicate that system and engineering one of the world's first dynamically walking robots.