PhD Mechanical Engineering 1994 - Stanford University
MS Mechanical Engineering 1989 - Stanford University
BS Engineering Mechanics 1987 - Johns Hopkins University Mark's research interests began with modular robots made up of identical active components that can be arranged to form many different configurations, ranging from a snake robot to a humanoid to a 17-legged centipede. These systems can also self-reconfigure, changing the robot's shape to suit the task. In addition to self-reconfiguring and self-assembling robots, Mark has also started work on flying robots, and task specification, working to figure out how to specify a task so that a robot configuration can optimally satisfy that task.