Henry Astley
Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D. in Biology, Brown University, 2013
M.S. in Biology, University of Cincinnati, 2008
B.S. in Biology, University of Cincinnati, 2005
B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Florida Institute of Technology, 2001
Research Interests

Mechanics of animal locomotion, including behavior, muscle properties, evolution, and functional morphology

Honors and Awards:
2013 John G. Peterson Pre-doctoral Fellow, Brown University
Outstanding Teaching Assistant – Lower Division Courses, Univ. of Cincinnati, 2008

Astley, H. C., and Roberts, T. J. 214. The mechanics of elastic loading and recoil in anuran jumping.  Journal of Experimental Biology. 217, 437-                   4378 doi:10.1242/jeb.110296

Marvi, H., Gong, C., Gravish, N., Astley, H. C., Travers, M., Hatton, R. L., Mendelson III, J. R., Choset, H., Hu, D. L., and Goldman, D. I. 2014.                       Sidewinding with minimal slip: snake and robot ascent of sandy slopes. Science. Vol. 346 no. 6206 pp. 224-229 doi: 10.1126/science.1255718

Astley, H.C., Abbot, E. M., Azizi, E., Marsh, R. L., and Roberts, T. J.  2013.  Chasing maximal performance: A cautionary tale from the celebrated jumping frogs of Calaveras County.  Journal of Experimental Biology. 216, 3947-3953. doi:10.1242/jeb.090357

Astley, H.C. 2012.  Getting around when you’re round: quanitative analysis of the locomotion of the blunt-spined brittle star Ophiocoma echinata.  Journal of Experimental Biology.  215, 1923-1929.  doi: 10.1242/​jeb.068460

Astley, H.C. and Roberts, T.J. 2012. Evidence for a vertebrate catapult: elastic energy storage in the plantaris tendon during frog jumping.  Biology Letters. vol. 8 no. 3 386-389 doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2011.0982

Astley, H.C. and Jayne, B.C. 2009. Arboreal habitat structure affects the performance and modes of locomotion of corn snakes (Elaphe guttata).  Journal of Experimental Zoology. 311A: 207-216

Astley, H. C. and Jayne, B.C. 2007. Effects of perch diameter and incline on the kinematics, performance and modes of arboreal locomotion of corn snakes (Elaphe guttata). Journal of Experimental Biology. 210: 3862-3872

Other Publications:

Gong, C., Travers, M., Astley, H. C., Li, L., Mendelson, J., Hu, D. L., Goldman D. I., and Choset, H. 2014. Conditioned Basis Array Factorization: An Approach to Gait Pattern Extraction. Robotics: Science and Systems X. Published online, in press (Edited by Dieter Fox, Lydia E. Kavraki and Hanna Kurniawati, ISBN 978-0-9923747-0-9).

Memberships and Committees:

Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology