Paper 2 Tree Outreach

Posted on March 26, 2018 by

On November 6st, the BAM lab participated to the Paper 2 Tree kickoff outreach event at the Booker T. Washington STEM Academy in Champaign, IL.
Professor Wissa and graduate students presented the lab’s ornithopter.  Students were introduced to bio-inspired design and were able to design and built gliders.

To learn more about the Paper 2 Tree initiative:

The Click Beetle project wins the 2nd Prize of the Biom’Innovate Challenge in Senlis, France

Posted on January 29, 2018 by

Biom'Innovate Challenge 2017

Congratulations to the Click Beetle Project team who won the 2nd prize of the Biom’Innovate Challenge in July 2017 at the European Center for Excellence in Biomimicry (CEEBIOS – Senlis, France). The Biom’Innovate Challenge is a student challenge which occurs during the Biomim’Expo, annual meeting that brings together French and european public, researchers, companies and stakeholders around biomimicry.  


Congratulations to the 2017 BAM Lab graduates!

Posted on July 3, 2017 by

Grad17Michael Lynch, May 2017

Congratulations to the 1st BAM lab graduates! Michael and Boris were among the first BAMers to join and played a major in setting up the lab.  Michael and Boris obtained their M.S., respectively, in Mechanical Science and Engineering and Aerospace Engineering. We wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors.

Boris Mandadzhiev, May 2017

Ornithopter Indoor Flight Test

Posted on June 2, 2017 by

On April 27th, the BAM lab successfully flew the ornithopter during the first indoor flight test at the Intelligent Robotics lab. Markers were placed on the wings of the robot to track its motion with the 8 cameras placed in the room. Data will be used to simulate the wings’ motion.