Recent Publications from the Trimmer Lab

Research Publications Neuroscience


Umedachi T, Kano T, Ishiguro A, Trimmer BA. 2016. Gait control in a soft robot by sensing interactions with the environment using self-deformation. R Soc Open Sci. 3:160766. books

Metallo C, Trimmer BA. 2015. Orientation-dependent changes in single motor neuron activity during adaptive soft-bodied locomotion. Brain Behav Evol. 85: 47-62. books

Schuldt DW, Rife J, Trimmer B. 2015. Template for robust soft-body crawling with reflex-triggered gripping. Bioinspir Biomim. 10: 016018. books

Baryshyan AL, Domigan LJ, Hunt B, Trimmer BA, Kaplan DL. 2014. Self-assembled insect muscle bioactuators with long term function under a range of environmental conditions. RSC Adv. 4: 39962-39968. books

Trimmer BA, Lin HT. 2014. Bone-free: Soft mechanics for adaptive locomotion. Integr Comp Biol. 54: 1122-1135. books

van Griethuijsen LI, Trimmer BA. 2014. Locomotion in caterpillars. Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc. 89: 656-670. books

Trimmer B. 2013. Soft body robots. Current Biol. 23: R639-641. books

Lin HT, Trimmer BA 2012. A new bi-axial cantilever beam design for biomechanics force measurements. J Biomech. 45: 2310-2314. books

Baryshyan AL, Woods W, Trimmer BA, Kaplan DL. 2012. Isolation and maintenance-free culture of contractile myotubes from Manduca sexta embryos. PLoS One 7: e31598. books

Lin HT, Leisk GG, Trimmer B. 2011. GoQBot: a caterpillar-inspired soft-bodied rolling robot. Bioinspir Biomim. 6: 026007. books

Lin HT, Slate DJ, Paetsch CR, Dorfmann AL, Trimmer BA. 2011. Scaling of caterpillar body properties and its biomechanical implications for the use of a hydrostatic skeleton. J Exp Biol. 214: 1194-1204. books

Metallo C, White RD, Trimmer BA. 2011. Flexible parylene-based microelectrode arrays for high resolution EMG recordings in freely moving small animals. J Neurosci Methods. 195: 176-184. books

Saunders F, Trimmer BA, Rife J. 2011. Modeling locomotion of a soft-bodied arthropod using inverse dynamics. Bioinspir Biomim. 6: 016001. books

Lin HT, Trimmer B. 2010. Caterpillars use the substrate as their external skeleton: A behavior confirmation. Commun Integr Biol. 3: 471-474. books

Gil ES, Park SH, Tien LW, Trimmer B, Hudson SM, Kaplan DL. 2010. Mechanically robust, rapidly actuating, and biologically functionalized macroporous poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)/silk hybrid hydrogels. Langmuir. 26: 15614-15624. books

Simon MA, Woods WA Jr, Serebrenik YV, Simon SM, van Griethuijsen LI, Socha JJ, Lee WK, Trimmer BA. 2010. Visceral-locomotory pistoning in crawling caterpillars. Curr Biol. 20: 1458-1463. books

Simon MA, Fusillo SJ, Colman K, Trimmer BA. 2010. Motor patterns associated with crawling in a soft-bodied arthropod. J Exp Biol. 213: 2303-2309. books

van Griethuijsen LI, Trimmer BA. 2010. Caterpillar crawling over irregular terrain: anticipation and local sensing. J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol. 196: 397-406. books

Lin HT, Trimmer BA. 2010. The substrate as a skeleton: ground reaction forces from a soft-bodied legged animal. J Exp Biol. 213: 1133-1142. books

van Griethuijsen LI, Trimmer BA. 2009. Kinematics of horizontal and vertical caterpillar crawling. J Exp Biol. 212: 1455-1462. books

Simon MA, Trimmer BA. 2009. Movement encoding by a stretch receptor in the soft-bodied caterpillar, Manduca sexta. J Exp Biol. 212: 1021-1031. books

Lin HT, Dorfmann AL, Trimmer BA. 2009. Soft-cuticle biomechanics: a constitutive model of anisotropy for caterpillar integument. J Theor Biol. 256: 447-457. books

Morokuma J, Blackiston D, Adams DS, Seebohm G, Trimmer B, Levin M. 2008. Modulation of potassium channel function confers a hyperproliferative invasive phenotype on embryonic stem cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 105: 16608-16613. books

Woods WA Jr, Fusillo SJ, Trimmer BA. 2008. Dynamic properties of a locomotory muscle of the tobacco hornworm Manduca sexta during strain cycling and simulated natural crawling. J Exp Biol. 211: 873-882. books

Dorfmann AL, Woods WA, Trimmer BA. J R Soc Interface. 2008. Muscle performance in a soft-bodied terrestrial crawler: constitutive modelling of strain-rate dependency. J R Soc Interface. 5: 349-362. books

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