Hey! My name is Chris and I’ve just finished my masters at the University of Cape Town. I spent it in the Robotics Lab working on the mechanical design and control side of a number of legged robot projects.
When I’m not working on robots, I love surfing and sailing. At the beginning of 2023 I competed in the Cape to Rio South Atlantic yacht race which is the longest continent-to-continent yacht race in the southern hemisphere at around 3200 NM. We broke our rudder and had to divert to the small volcanic island St Helena where I jumped on another boat to Brazil, but that’s a fun story for another time.
- Getting Air: Modelling and Control of a Hybrid Pneumatic-Electric Legged RobotIn 2023 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2023