Elliot Hawkes

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Associate Professor


(805) 893-3408
Office: Engineering II, Room 2332 | Lab:Engineering II, Room 2234
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5070

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Elliot Hawkes’s research focuses on bringing together design, mechanics, and non-traditional materials to advance the vision of robust, adaptable, human-safe robots that can thrive in the uncertain, unstructured world. Current projects involve bio-inspired microstructured adhesive materials, non-linear compliant mechanisms, high-power soft actuators, soft exoskeletons, and growing robots.