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!

Papers!

  • Design of a variable stiffness flexible manipulator with composite granular jamming and membrane coupling
    http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=6385696&tag=1
  • Adaptive grip control on an uncertain object
    http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6385922
  • A Variable Stiffness Joint by Granular Jamming
    http://www.academia.edu/1252790/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!