• Humanizing Machines: Robotics at Georgia Tech 

      Aguilar, Jeffrey; Rogers, John; Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-09-27)
      While we may not live in the robot-mediated world envisioned by previous generations, robots have replaced humans in many situations where size is a limiting factor and where extremely repetitive or dangerous tasks must ...
    • Lift-off dynamics in a simple jumping robot 

      Aguilar, Jeffrey; Lesov, Alex; Wiesenfeld, Kurt; Goldman, Daniel I. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAmerican Physical Society, 2012-10-26)
      We study vertical jumping in a simple robot comprising an actuated mass-spring arrangement. The actuator frequency and phase are systematically varied to find optimal performance. Optimal jumps occur above and below (but ...
    • Probing the dynamics of a simple jumping robot on hard and soft ground 

      Aguilar, Jeffrey (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-07-05)
      Jumping is an important behavior for many animals and robots. Unlike periodic gaits such as hopping or running, whereby energy generated in previous cycles can be leveraged to efficiently sustain motion, jumping relies ...