Andrew P. Sabelhaus

Andrew P. Sabelhaus is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Boston University.

My new research lab at BU, the Soft Robotics Control Lab, is accepting students for 2022. Please see that tab for more information!

I was previously a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Soft Machines Lab in Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, through the Intelligence Community (IC) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program.

I completed my PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 2019 at the University of California, Berkeley. At Berkeley, I worked with Prof. Alice Agogino in the Berkeley Emergent Space Tensegrities Lab. I was also fortunate enough to work with the Intelligent Systems Division and Intelligent Robotics Group at NASA Ames Research Center as part of my NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship.

My research interests span the modeling, design, and feedback control of soft and flexible robotic systems, primarily for locomotion. My past work has focused on the flexible backbones (spines) of quadruped robots built from tensegrity structures, and my current work examines modeling, optimization, feedback, and safety of soft robots powered with shape-memory alloy actuators.

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Contact me: asabelha [at] bu [dot] edu