Sara Adela Abad Guamán

3EB24102-04A7-4B5A-A4E7-84A448779A4CSara Adela Abad Guamán

MSc in AI, PhD Candidate

Email: sara.abad_guaman@kcl.ac.uk

 

Biography:

In 2010, Sara obtained her bachelor degree in Electronics and Control Engineering at National Polytechnic School.  Then, she worked in the automation of buildings and industrial processes. In 2012, she got an scholarship for studying a MSc from the Ecuadorian Government through The National Secretariat for Higher Education, Sciences, Technology & Innovation of Ecuador (SENESCYT). One year later at the University of Southampton, she received her master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence.

In 2014, she got another scholarship from the same Ecuadorian institution to study a PhD in Robotics. Since September 2014, Sara is working towards her PHD under the supervision of Thrishantha Nanayakkara within the Centre for Robotic Research  at King’s College London.

Description of the research:

Her research is focused in a locomotion system for climbing and walking in uneven terrain conditions. It is based on embodiment to achieve stable and efficient locomotion requiring little control. Nowadays, she is examining the feet of goats to abstract a principle that can be applied in the foot of a robot. Additionally, she is analyzing the effects in the interaction foot-environment when the shape and stiffness of the foot change.

Research Interests:

  • Biologically Inspired Robots
  • Locomotion Systems For Uneven Terrain Conditions
  • Robots For Farms
  • Embodiment
  • Passive Dynamics

Publications

Sara Adela Abad Guaman, Nantachai Sornkarn, Thrishantha Nanayakkara, “The role of morphological computation of the goat hoof in slip reduction”, 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS2016). PDF

Videos

Presentation with Marc Raibert Boston Dynamics at UCL

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The role of morphological computation of the goats’ hoof in slip reduction

 

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