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Mike Murphy

email: mmurphy (AT) bostondynamics.com
Now at Boston Dynamics
Post-Doctoral Researcher 9/2008-5/2009
Ph.D. - Mechanical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University 2008
M.Sc. - Mechanical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University 2005
B.S. - Mechanical Engineering - Yale University 2003

Research Projects:
Synthetic Gecko Inspired Adhesives
- Directional Adhesives
- Hierarchical Adhesives
Waalbots - Wall climbing robots

Summary Highlight Video:
Waalbot II: Climbing with Microstructured Synthetic Gecko Adhesives

In the News:

Publications:

Journal Articles
M. Murphy, C. Kute, Y. Menguc, and M. Sitti,"Waalbot II: Adhesion Recovery and Improved Performance of a Climbing Robot using Fibrillar Adhesives," The International Journal of Robotics Research, October 13, 2010. doi: 10.1177/0278364910382862

M. Murphy, S. Kim, and M. Sitti, "Enhanced Adhesion by Gecko Inspired Hierarchical Adhesives," Applied Materials and Interfaces (In Press), 2009.
available online (please email me if you cannot access the paper)

M. Murphy, B. Aksak, and M. Sitti, "Gecko Inspired Directional and Controllable Adhesion" Small, 5, 170-175, 2009.
available online [Bibtex ]

M. Murphy, B. Aksak, M. Sitti, "Adhesion and Anisotropic Friction Enhancements of Angled Heterogeneous Micro-Fiber Arrays with Spherical and Spatula Tips" Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, Vol. 21, No. 12, October 2007, available online. [Bibtex ]

M. Murphy, M. Sitti, "Waalbot: An Agile Small-Scale Wall Climbing Robot Utilizing Dry Elastomer Adhesives", IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, vol. 12, no. 3, June 2007.
available online. [Bibtex ]

B. Aksak, M. Murphy, M. Sitti, "Adhesion of Biologically Inspired Vertical and Angled Polymer Microfiber Arrays", Langmuir, 0743-7463, 2007.
available online. [Bibtex ]

Conference Videos
M. Murphy, M. Sitti, "Waalbot: Agile Climbing with Synthetic Fibrillar Dry Adhesives," IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Kobe, Japan, 2009 (to appear). video links coming soon.

Conference Articles
B. Aksak, M. Murphy, M. Sitti, "Gecko Inspired Micro-Fibrillar Adhesives for Wall Climbing Robots on Micro/Nanoscale Rough Surfaces," ICRA, Pasadena, CA, May 2008.
[pdf ] [Bibtex ]

M. Murphy, W. Tso, M. Tanzini, M. Sitti, "Waalbot: An Agile Semi-Autonomous Wall Climbing Robot" IROS 2006

O. Unver, M. Murphy, M. Sitti, "Geckobot and Waalbot: Small-Scale Wall Climbing Robots" AIAA 5th Aviation, Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference (ATIO), Arlington, Virginia Sept. 2005.

C. Menon, M. Murphy, M. Sitti, "Gecko Inspired Surface Climbing Robots" IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), Shenyang, China, Aug 2004.

C.Menon, M.Murphy , G.Shah , M. Sitti, F.Angrilli,"WaalBots for Space Applications" 55th IAC Conference, Vancouver, 2004