Scientific Publications

Publications from the Research Group Soft Kinetic at Empa:

Morphologically Adaptive Crash Landing.

Undulatory Swimming Performance and Body Stiffness Modulation in a Soft Robotic Fish-inspired Physical Model.

Tail Function in cheetahs:
Squirrels’ Tail use during righting and unexpected Falls:

Rapid Inversion: Running Animals and Robots Swing like a Pendulum under Ledges.

Mongeau J-M, McRae B, Jusufi A, Birkmeyer P, Hoover AM, Fearing R, Full R. (2012) PLoS ONE 7(6): e38003.
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Tail assisted Pitch Control in Lizards, Robots and Dinosaurs.

Thomas Libby, Talia Moore, Evan Chang-Siu, Deborah Li, Daniel Cohen, Ardian Jusufi, Robert Full. Nature 481, 181–184 (2012).

Aerial Righting Reflexes in Flightless Animals.

Ardian Jusufi, Yu Zeng, Robert Full, Robert Dudley. Integrative and Comparative Biology 51 (6) 2011.
Abstract at Oxford Journals Integrative & Comparative Biology


Righting and Turning in Mid-Air using Appendage Inertia: Reptile Tails, Analytical models and Bio-Inspired Robots.

Ardian Jusufi, Daniel Kawano, Thomas Libby, Robert Full. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics 5 (4): 045001. (2010).

Gecko Tail and RightingBot:
videos or righting lizards and robots

The IOP paper has meanwhile been selected among the most read of 2010 and 2011 in the IOP Journal Bioinpsiration & Biomimetics.

Active Tails enhance Arboreal Acrobatics in Geckos.

Ardian Jusufi, Daniel Goldman, Shai Revzen, Robert Full. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105 (11): 4215-4219. (2008).

A study of rapid tetrapod running and turning dynamics utilizing inertial measurement units in greyhound sprinting.

Hasti Hayati, David Eager, Ardian Jusufi, Terry Brown (2017). American Society of Mechanical Engineers. International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering DETC2017-67691.