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Selected Publications

  1. Scibelli, A.E., Caron, D.P., Aonuma, H. and Trimmer, B.A. (2021) Proleg retractor muscles in Manduca sexta larvae are segmentally different suggesting anteroposterior specialization. Journal of Experimental Biology. 224, 1-7.10.1242/jeb.242508
  2. Rubio, N.R., McCartney, N.E., Trimmer, B.A., Kaplan D.L. (2020) Biofabrication with Insect Cells. Trends in Entomology, 16. p1-17.
  3. Clark Ludwig, J and Trimmer, B. A. (2020) Metamorphosis in Insect Muscle: insights for the development of bio-hybrid machines. Tissue Engineering, Part B: Reviews, DOI: 10.1089/ten.TEB.2020.0204.
  4. Mukherjee, R., Caron D., Edson, T. and Trimmer, B. A. (2020) The control of nocifensive movements in the caterpillar Manduca sexta. Journal of Experimental Biology. 221010 DOI: 10.1242/jeb.221010.
  5. Metallo, C., Mukherjee, R. and Trimmer, B. A. (2020) Stepping patterns in the caterpillar Manduca sexta: the effects of orientation and substrate. Journal of Experimental Biology, 223(14): p. jeb220319 DOI: 10.1242/jeb.220319.
  6. Trimmer, B. A. (2020) Metal or muscle? The future of biologically inspired robots. Science Robotics Vol. 5, Issue 38, eaba6149. DOI: 10.1126/scirobotics.aba6149
  7. Caron, D.P, Rimniceanu, M. Scibelli, A.E. and Trimmer, B.A. (2020) Nociceptive neurons respond to multimodal stimuli in Manduca sexta. Journal of Experimental Biology. jeb.218859 doi:10.1242/jeb.218859
  8. Kastor, N., Mukherjee, R., Cohen, E., Vikas, V., Trimmer, B. and White, R.D. (2020) Design and Manufacturing of Tendon Driven Soft Foam Robots. Robotica, 38(1), 88-105. DOI:10.1017/S0263574719000481
  9. Mukherjee, R. and Trimmer, B. A. (2019) Local and Generalized Sensitization of Thermally Evoked Defensive Behavior in Caterpillars. Journal of Comparative Neurology.
  10. Digumarti, K.M., Trimmer, B., Conn, A.T. and Rossiter, J. (2019) Quantifying dynamic shapes in soft morphologies. Soft Robotics.
  11. Rubio, Natalie; Fish, Kyle; Trimmer, B. A.; Kaplan, David. (2019) In Vitro Insect Muscle for Tissue Engineering Applications. ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering. ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng., vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 1071–1082. 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.8b01261
  12. Rubio, N., Fish, K., Trimmer, B. A. and Kaplan, D. (2019) Possibilities for Engineered Insect Tissue as a Food Source. Frontiers In Sustainable Food Systems. 3(24). 10.3389/fsufs.2019.00024
  13. Rozen-Levy, S., Messner, W. and Trimmer, B. A. (2019) The design and development of Branch Bot: a branch-crawling, caterpillar-inspired, soft robot. The International Journal of Robotics Research. doi.org/10.1177/0278364919846358.
  14. Vaughan, S., H.-t. Lin, and Trimmer, B.A. (2018) Caterpillar climbing: robust, tension-based omni-directional locomotion. Journal of Insect Science, online.10.1093/jisesa/iey055