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“The great book, always open and which we should

make an effort to read, is that of Nature”
-Antoni Gaudi

The focus of the Bio-Inspired Adaptive Morphology (BAM) Laboratory is to design, model, and build adaptive bio-inspired structures and systems for robotic applications, especially those involving interesting fluid and structural dynamics. The research theme that ties all our projects together is bioinspired locomotion. We are inspired and informed by solutions found in nature and aim to resolve state-of-the-art engineering challenges related to flight and robotic locomotion. We also use analytical and experimental tools to answer key biological questions about organisms' locomotion strategies.  Such a theme requires an interdisciplinary approach, which is evident in all our research projects and through numerous collaborations with scientists across the world.

The BAM Lab mission is to:

  • Develop innovative solutions for engineering challenges based on desirable behaviors found in nature.

  • Utilize novel analytical and experimental methods to design, model, and build adaptive flight and robotic structures.

  • Produce scientists and engineers who excel in performing innovative research in a multidisciplinary environment.

  • Motivate today’s students to become the scientists and researchers of tomorrow, especially those from under-represented groups in engineering.

Lab visits

The BAM Lab welcomes visitors from all over the world and with various backgrounds. Lab visits are welcome upon coordination with Prof. Aimy Wissa.


D100 Engineering Quadrangle

Mailing address

Bio-inspired Adaptive Morphology Laboratory
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Princeton University

Engineering Quadrangle
41 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ, 08544, USA

Contact email

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