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Robotic Climbers and Grippers Group

Ethan W. Schaler, PhD
Robotics Mechanical Engineer
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Biography (more>>)
Ethan Schaler is a Robotics Mechanical Engineer in the Robotic Climbers and Grippers Group. With backgrounds in Electrical Engineering (PhD), Mechanical Engineering (BS), and Micro- / Nanotechnology (MPhil), Ethan collaborates with researchers in a variety of disciplines to design, model, fabricate, and characterize new robotic systems at µm- to cm-scales.

Ethan is an expert in integrating meso-scale devices – particularly flexible actuators, adhesives, and sensors – to form a functional robot. He is also proficient in manufacturing these devices at both macro- (3D printing, machining, etching) and micro- (deposition, micromachining) scales.

Ethan is always interested in exploring new, unique actuation and sensing technologies (electrostatic, magnetic, piezo, etc.), so feel free to reach out!

Education (more>>)
PhD @ Univ. of California, Berkeley (2018)
Electrical Engineering

MPhil @ Univ. of Cambridge (2012)
Micro- and Nanotechnology Enterprise

BS @ Univ. of Maryland, College Park (2011)
Mechanical Engineering

Internships:
    2016 - NASA JPL (USA)
    2009/10 - Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
    2008/09 - RIKEN (Japan)
Selected Publications (more>>)

E.W., Schaler T.I., Zohdi R.S., Fearing, "Thin-film repulsive-force electrostatic actuators," Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, Dec. 29, 2017, 252-261. (Link)

E.W., Schaler L., Jiang C., Lee R.S., Fearing, "Bidirectional, thin-film repulsive-/attractive-force electrostatic actuators for a crawling milli-robot," MARSS 2018 (Int. Conf. on Manipulation, Automation, and Robotics at Small Scales), Nagoya, Japan, July 4-8, 2018, (Best Student Paper Award).

E.W., Schaler L., Jiang R.S., Fearing, "Multi-layer, thin-film repulsive-force electrostatic actuators for a 2-DoF micro-mirror," ACTUATOR 2018 (Int. Conf. and Exhibition on New Actuators and Drive Systems), Bremen, Germany, June 25-27, 2018.

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