Shu-Yun Chung is a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University, where one of his research specialties has been SupraPed robots that can be used in search and rescue. SupraPeds have multiple contacts with terrain during locomotion. One type is a humanoid that can morph into a quadruped by using poles similar to ski poles to augment stability during bipedal locomotion. When using the poles, it is far easier for the robot to traverse rubble and rough terrain in cluttered disaster environments. Find out more about Chung’s amazing research projects by clicking here.