Application of Tensegrity in a Modular Robotic Manipulator

Funded by NASA, our teams goal is to prove whether or not a robotic manipulator using tensegrity can serve as a lightweight and compressible option for future robotic arms. Our team is to design a modular arm based of the principility of tensegrity.

Team Members:

  • Andy Wixom (Mechanical Engineer)
  • Kyle Brown (Mechanical Engineer)
  • George Korbel (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Andrew Smith (Biological and Agricultural Engineer)
  • Sean Wagoner (Computer Engineer)
  • Jared Garrison (Mechanical Engineer)
  • Chris Edwards (Mechanical Engineer)

TensegriTeam is sponsored by NASA RLEP and is mentored by Jay McCormack.