Happy new year! 2012 has been a crazy year! From the Olympics to my first publication, a lot has happened.

Allen IROS2012 Portugal

Me, Kevin, and Mirko in Portugal

Me in Istanbul

In front of the cloud in Chicago

I met some Turkish Olympians!


  • Design of a variable stiffness flexible manipulator with composite granular jamming and membrane coupling
  • Adaptive grip control on an uncertain object
  • A Variable Stiffness Joint by Granular Jamming

Now, in the new year, there’s a lot to be done. I’ve just turned in my form to become a writing-up student, effectively setting a deadline to complete my PhD in 1 year’s time. It’s the final stretch, so it’s go time!