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CRAB Lab

The Complex Rheology And Biomechanics (CRAB) Lab focuses on complex interactions of matter with materials that display solid and fluid properties. For example, how do lizards, crabs, and cockroaches cope with locomotion on complex terrestrial substrates such as sand, bark, leaves, and grass? Among other applications, this work leads to discoveries of principles of locomotion that can enhance robot agility on various substrates.