The team consisted of two Mechanical Engineering students at California Polytechnic State University. Their mentors included two faculty members: Siyuan Xing and Charlie Refvem.
3rd year mechanical Engineering student
Matthew is a 3rd year undergraduate in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Mechatronics. His interests include magnetic-mechanical system design and system dynamics. Matthew’s project focus was on the MATLAB implementation for the numerical solution of the hopping robot and aiding in the linearized analytical model.
5th Year Mechanical Engineering student
Bradley is a 5th year Mechanical Engineering student in the Blended Program. His interests include electro-mechanical system design and computational modelling of physical systems. Bradley aided in the implementation of the numerical solution in addition to primarily focusing on the linearized analytical model.
Summary of SURP Experience
Our team would like to recognize and thank our project advisors at Cal Poly: Siyuan Xing and Charlie Refvem. Siyuan and Charlie have been fantastic mentors to work alongside with, as well as reliable sources of engineering advice and consultation throughout the project—we hope this research helps your endeavors in the future of legged locomotion! We would also like to recognize Robert Crockett for organizing the entire SURP experience, especially during the COVID-19 chaos. Thank you for organizing this program!