Past, current, and emerging


The best supervisor in the world and part of all the projects
Invasive vs Native Species Biomechanics
Joschua Gaschk, PhD student in the animal biomechanics and biorobotics lab
Joshua Gaschk
Now Doctor!
Climbing Lizard dynamics, robotics and jumping insects
Kangaroo hopping: Biomechanics and computer simulation
Lauren Thornton
PhD Student
Kangaroo behavioural ecology:
GPS collaring
Jasmin Annett
PhD Student
Climbing lizard robotics (5th Gen.) Limb and Spine ROM
Robin Maag
Mathematical Modelling of the lizard's spine motion
Robert Rockefeller
Lizard Locomotion and Muscle Skeletal Modelling
Robert Cieri III
Unsupervised Approach to Fine Scale Animal Movement
Oakleigh Wilson
PhD Student


Hendrick Beck


Climbing robot (3rd Gen.)\.

Now a PhD student in London in the Evolutionary Biomechanics Lab at the Imperial Collage.



Jumping insect biomechanics

Jordan DiCicco


Unrevealing beast mode: What does a perentie do when we are not looking

Jasmin Rayne


The life of a possum


Taylor Dick (UQ)

Taylor Dick is a Senior Lecturer in The School of Biomedical Sciences. Taylor is particularly interested in the neuromuscular and biomechanical mechanisms that underlie healthy and diseased locomotor function. Taylor has cooperated in many studies including lizard and kangaroo locomotion.


We work with CSIRO, Data61, to apply our results from lizard and robot climbing dynamics onto an quadrupedal industrial climbing robot.

Hidden Vale

A local wildlife centre run in partnership with the University of Queensland and the Turner Family Foundation. The institution strives to enable research that develops next-generation wildlife management practices and investigates novel solutions to conservation issues.

Australia Zoo

Robert Irwin and Kate Berry helped us run Komodo dragons over force plaits.

Wildlife HQ

A local wildlife centre…

Evolutionary Biomechanics Lab

A close collaborator – the Evolutionary Biomechanics Lab from the Imperial Collage in London. We have a high exchange of knowledge, and cooperate on multiple projects.

Walter Federle

Walter from Cambridge, UK, collaborates in the jumping insect biomechanics study.

Jan-Henning Dirks

Jan-Henning Dirks is the main contact from the University of Applied Sciences in Bremen, where many of the students in this lab join from to work on the climbing robots. Jan-Henning is also a collaborator in the Jumping Insect project, providing access to a MicroCT scanner to scan the insects adhesives.

John Hutchinson

A collaborator from the Royal Vetenary College in London, UK

Peter Bishop

Peter Bishop together with Chris developed the method pipeline for building musco-skeletal models of animals and simulate their locomotions with computer models. He is now at the Harvard university in Camebridge, Massachusetts.