Ross Hatton

Ross Hatton

Ross Hatton

Associate Professor
Collaborative Robotics and Intelligent Systems Institute
Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering

317 Graf Hall Corvallis
Corvallis, OR 97331
United States

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2011
MS, Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2007
SB, Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005
Postdoctoral Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University, 2011-2012
NSF/JSPS Fellow, AIST, Japan 2010

Ross L. Hatton is an associate professor of Robotics and Mechanical Engineering at Oregon State University, where he directs the Laboratory for Robotics and Applied Mechanics (LRAM). He received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and an SB from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research focuses on understanding the fundamental mechanics of locomotion and sensory perception, making advances in mathematical theory accessible to an engineering audience, and on finding abstractions that facilitate human control of unconventional locomotors. Hatton’s research group also works with local industry to transfer modern developments in robotics from the lab to the factory or into commercial production. Dr. Hatton is a 2017 recipient of an NSF CAREER Award.

Research Interest:

Dr. Hatton's research interests lie at the intersection of robotics, mechanics, and biology. His work includes motion models for snakes and snake robots and development of fundamental mathematical tools for the study of locomotion.

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Selected Publications:

  • Nonconservativity and Noncommutativity in Locomotion
    Ross L. Hatton and Howie Choset. European Physical Journal Special Topics: Dynamics of Animal Systems, 224, 3141–3174, 2015.
  • Geometric Swimming at Low and High Reynolds Numbers
    Ross L. Hatton and Howie Choset. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 29, 615–624, 2013.
  • Mechanical Antagonism in Legged Robots
    Andy Abate, Jonathan W. Hurst, and Ross L. Hatton. Proceedings of the Robotics: Science and Systems Conference, 1–8, 2016.
  • Why the seahorse tail is square
    Michael M. Porter, Dominique Adriaens, Ross L. Hatton, Marc A. Meyers, and Joanna McKittrick. Science, 349, 2015.
  • Sidewinding with minimal slip: snake and robot ascent of sandy slopes
    Hamidreza Marvi, Chaohui Gong, Nick Gravish, Henry Astley, Matthew Travers, Ross L. Hatton, Joseph R. Mendelson III, Howie Choset, David L. Hu, and Daniel I. Goldman. Science, 346, 224–229, 2014.
2017 NSF Career Award