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4202 E. Fowler Ave., ENB 118
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL 33620-5399

Office:   ENB 311
Email:   palmer@cse.usf.edu

Phone: (813) 974-2282
Fax: (813) 974-5456



Luther Palmer III, Ph.D.


In the not-too-distant future, ...

Researchers have yet to unlock the secrets of legged locomotion that allow animals to walk, run, climb and jump seemingly effortlessly. Advances in high speed video, force plate technology and neuron probing have recently allowed scientist to “see” more of what goes on as legged animals locomote. Engineers can test and help formulate hypotheses for neural feedback and control, and develop biologically-inspired materials and mechanisms as part of biomorphic systems that progress toward the above-listed functionality. The Biomorphic Robotics Lab (BRL) performs research in this area, striving to unravel the mysteries and replicate the tremendous capabilities of legged animals, which also has applications to human prosthetics. This research is multi-disciplinary, largely across the fields depicted below.