Bio-Inspired Horseshoe Crab Robot Built by ME Student

ME Student wins Outstanding Research Award for Bio-Inspired Robotic Horseshoe Crab

Greg Krummel, an undergraduate student in Professor S.K. Gupta’s (ME/ISR) lab, has won an Engineering Honors Program Outstanding Research Award for his undergraduate honors thesis paper, "Development of a Horseshoe Crab-Inspired Robot for Surf Zone Traversal." In the paper, Greg described how horseshoe crabs’ shapes, morphology and locomotion methods help them navigate their sand-surf-water environments. He then explained how he adapted these features into a robot that can travel in sand and water, and rights itself when it is flipped over by a wave in surf-zone turbulence. Read more.