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People: Amir Patel

Lecturer

P.hD (Eng) Mechatronics, UCT, 2014

M.Sc (Eng) Mechatronics, UCT, 2011

B.Sc (Eng) Mechatronics, UCT, 2009

Email: a.patel@uct.ac.za

Research interests: Manoeuvrability, Bio-inspired robotics, Biomechanics

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[1] A. Blom and A. Patel, "Investigation of a Bipedal Platform for Rapid Acceleration and Braking Manoeuvres," in 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2018, pp. 426-432.

[2] S. Shield and A. Patel, "Balancing stability and maneuverability during rapid gait termination in fast biped robots," in Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2017 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on, 2017, pp. 4523-4530.

[3] A. Patel, B. Stocks, C. Fisher, F. Nicolls, and E. Boje, "Tracking the cheetah tail using animal-borne cameras, GPS, and an IMU," IEEE sensors letters, vol. 1, pp. 1-4, 2017.

[4] A. Patel, C. Fisher, B. Stocks, F. Nicolls, and E. Boje, "Tracking the Cheetah Tail and Spine using Animal-borne Cameras and a Wireless Sensor Network," in INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY, 2017, pp. E373-E373.

[5] C. Fisher, S. Shield, and A. Patel, "The effect of spine morphology on rapid acceleration in quadruped robots," in Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2017 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on, 2017, pp. 2121-2127.

[6] N. F. Steenkamp and A. Patel, "Minimum time sprinting from rest in a planar quadruped," in Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on, 2016, pp. 3866-3871.

[7] A. Patel, E. Boje, C. Fisher, L. Louis, and E. Lane, "Quasi-steady state aerodynamics of the cheetah tail," Biology Open, vol. 5, pp. 1072-1076, 2016.

[8] S. Shield, C. Fisher, and A. Patel, "A spider-inspired dragline enables aerial pitch righting in a mobile robot," in Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on, 2015, pp. 319 - 324.

[9] A. Patel and M. Braae, "An actuated tail increases rapid acceleration manoeuvres in quadruped robots," in Innovations and Advances in Computing, Informatics, Systems Sciences, Networking and Engineering, ed: Springer International Publishing, 2015, pp. 69-76.

[10] A. Patel and E. Boje, "On the Conical Motion and Aerodynamics of the Cheetah Tail," in Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS) 2015 - Workshop, 2015.

[11] A. Patel and E. Boje, "On the conical motion of a two-degree-of-freedom tail inspired by the Cheetah," IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 31, pp. 1555-1560, 2015.

[12] A. Patel, "Understanding the motions of the cheetah tail using robotics," University of Cape Town, 2015.

[13] A. Patel and M. Braae, "Rapid acceleration and braking: Inspirations from the cheetah's tail," in Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2014 IEEE International Conference on, 2014, pp. 793-799.

[14] C. Fisher and A. Patel, "FlipBot: A Lizard Inspired Stunt Robot," 2014.

[15] A. Patel and M. Braae, "Rapid turning at high-speed: Inspirations from the cheetah's tail," in Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on, 2013, pp. 5506-5511.

[16] A. Patel and S. Winberg, "UAV collision avoidance: A specific acceleration matching control approach," in AFRICON, 2011, 2011, pp. 1-6.