Katie Byl

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(805) 893-4924
Harold Frank Hall, Room 5115
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5070

Mechanical Engineering Dept.
Center for Control, Dynamical Systems and Computation (CCDC)

Research Description: 

My research interests are robot dynamics and control: particularly, locomotion and manipulation. Developing robots that are agile, reliable and safe depends directly on addressing the challenges of underactuation and stochasticity that are inherently present in real-world robot interactions both with the environment and with humans. My work focuses on modeling and controlling such dynamics. Example applications include rough terrain legged locomotion, supervised autonomy, and tuned-impedance control for flapping-wing flight.