My general interests reside in biomechanics, experimental robotics, soft robotics, control of locomotion, and bio-inspired design. I have been interested in the locomotor robustness as it pertains to disturbance rejection. Having discovered multiple functions of tails as control appendages, allowing them to overcome obstacles and slippery surfaces during climbing, as well as assisting them in aerial righting and gliding. Exploring the role of the tail for the stability of locomotion and maneuverability in lizards has inspired the design of robots with capabilities of climbing and landing that will ultimately help them navigate cluttered environments for search and rescue.

Dr. Ardian Jusufi, Research Group Leader | Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology Empa, Engineering Sciences Department
Hon. Associate Professor | Macquarie University
Associate Member | ETH Center for Learning Systems

Affiliated Researcher | University of Zurich

formerly Max Planck Research Group Leader at the MPI for Intelligent Systems

Soft Kinetic
is an inter professional group comprising expertise ranging from biomechanics to robotics and materials science.

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Dr. Ardian Jusufi
Head of Soft Kinetic group | Empa Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Engineering Sciences Department