Our research focuses on mechanics, materials, design, and manufacturing for novel robots. 



The lab was founded within the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences by Prof. Robert Wood. It houses all the necessary tools to design, create, and evaluate novel robots. The lab employs a highly experimental approach to developing robots and we use these robots as tools to explore fundamental questions in micromechanics, actuation, fluid mechanics, controls, and microelectronics. The Harvard Microrobotics Lab is closely involved with the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and Prof. Wood is a founding core faculty member of the Institute and co-lead of the Bioinspired Robotics platform. We are grateful for sponsorship, past and present, from AFOSR, ARO, DARPA, Draper Labs, the NSF, and ONR.