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Advanced Technology Lab
Tufts University
200 Boston Ave.
Suite 2600
Medford, MA 02155


Anthony Scibelli
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Biology

Current Research:
My research interests include biomimetic devices and understanding the neural control of soft-bodied locomotion. I believe using modern engineering to study biological systems as well as using biology to answer problems in engineering is where the most novel discoveries will be found.

Academic Background
Western New England University, Springfield MA. B.Sc. in Neuroscience. Thesis project on a scalable, high resolution, multi-dimensional strain sensor matrix.

Research Interests:

  • Neuroscience
  • Electrophysiology
  • Soft Material Robotics

Brief introduction to my current research project:
Developing new and robust locomotion strategies has become a center focus for robotics in recent years. The world of engineering is beginning to study and implement a variety of biological systems in their designs. My research seeks to understand the neural control of locomotion in soft-bodied animals. Through adapting and improving biological systems it will be possible to create a robot capable of navigating the complex environments found in everyday life. In addition, I am developing new electrophysiology recording techniques to better simulate an intact organism in order to more faithfully capture neural behaviors.

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