Graduate students Joseph Greer (left) and Laura Blumenschein (right) work with Elliot Hawkes (middle) on a prototype of the vine robot. [Image Credit: L.A. Cicero]
This work is supported in part by the US National Science Foundation (Grant #1637446) and the US Department of Defense/AFOSR (Grant #FA2386-17-1-4658).

A patent application, entitled “Robotic Mobility and Construction by Growth” was filed in 2018 (provisional in 2017). For commercial licensing inquiries, please contact Ximena Ares and refer to Docket #S15-383.

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People Involved: 

Allison M. Okamura, Elliot W. Hawkes, Sean Follmer, Jee-Hwan Ryu, Jonathan A. Fan, Laura H. Blumenschein, Margaret Coad, Heather Culbertson, Christian Duriez, Ming Luo

Nathaniel Agharese, Nicholas Naclerio, Brian Do, Rianna Jitosho, Godson Osele, David Haggerty

Andrew Low, Elena Kamas, Alexander Kubler, Frances Raphael, Sofia Simon-Trench

Lucia T. Gan, Joseph D. Greer, Alex Gruebele, Zachary Hammond, Nathan S. Usevitch, Patrick Slade

Winston Liao, Tyler Cloyd, Michael Raitor, Javier A. Reyna Zepeda, Sadie Cutler, Ron Alterovitz, Haitham El-Hussieny, Usman Mehmood