Welcome to the LIMBS Laboratory

The Locomotion in Mechanical and Biological Systems (LIMBS) laboratory strives to uncover principles of animal and robot sensory guidance. For animals, this is an analysis problem: they reverse engineer the biomechanical and neural control principles underlying animal movement. For robotics, this is a design problem: they incorporate biological inspiration and engineering insights to synthesize new approaches to robot control. The LIMBS lab, collaborating closely with neuroscientists, uses dynamical systems and control theory to discover how the brain and body work together to achieve agile movement.

We are part of the robotics center at Johns Hopkins called the Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics.

If you are interested in working in the LIMBS laboratory, please look under Opportunities.

Prospective graduate students must read the Opportunities page before reaching out to Prof. Cowan.

Noah J. Cowan
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Courtesy appointments in Computer Science & Electrical & Computer Engineering
PI of the LIMBS Laboratory
Whiting School of Engineering
Johns Hopkins University