Brandon's PhD research focused on developing methods and tools to enable dynamic balance and gait in robotic bipeds. This included the development of metrics to quantify how well a given mechanism can balance, balance points to determine if and where a robot needs to step to avoid falling, and how to use these measures in the generation of dynamic balance and gait for bipeds. This research was co-supervised by Professors Dana Kulić and Rob Gorbet.
His MASc research focused on two areas: developing a framework for the interconnection of cellular automata, and the design of embedded control systems for large-scale interactive art installations. This research was part of a collaboration with Professor Philip Beesley and his studio.
- Animatrik Motion Capture Project
- Dynamic Balance and Gait for Bipedal Robots
- BASc, Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo (2009)
- MASc, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo (2011)
- PhD, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo (2019)
For more information on Brandon's research at Waterloo, please visit his UW Scholar profile.