Laura Paez received her B.Sc in Electronic Engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and her M.Sc in Microengineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) in 2016.
During her master studies at EPFL she worked with Prof. Jamie Paik in RRL laboratory in a project that involved origami and Soft Pneumatic Actuators. Also, she worked with Prof. Auke Ijspeert at Biorobotics Lab in developing a foot for sprawling posture robots.
During her master thesis, she worked with Prof. Sangbae Kim in Biomimetics Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Where she developed a paw pad foot with damping capabilities for walking robots.
After completion of her Master studies, she carried out an internship as researcher at the Robotics System Lab (RSL) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ) . Where she worked in a bioinspired leg design for a quadruped robot.
She joined the Biorobotics Lab in September 2017 as part of a project funded by the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP). Her research focus in study the amphibian locomotion and its physical interaction with the environment through the use of engineering tools like robots.
Her research interests include biomechanics, amphibian locomotion, swimming and quadruped robots, bio-inspired robots, and soft robotics.
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