Can a cat ride a skateboard?

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Faculty Spotlight: Elie Shammas​​

​Dr. Elie Shammas is an associate professor in the department of mechanical engineering at MSFEA. His research expertise span multiple disciplines such as design of robotic joints and mobile robotic platforms, motion planning and optimal control of nonholonomic systems, and kinematics and calibration of robotic manipulators.​

​​Have you ever wondered how a cat can orient itself midair to land on its feet? Can a cat ride a skateboard? In Dr. Elie Shammas's talk at IDEAS, he discusses and explores these questions. 


Don't miss his talk in ​the video below!

IDEAS Talks are an opportunity to learn from MSFEA experts about timely topics in engineering, technology, and design. IDEAS 2019 took place at the American University of Beirut on April 18, 2019.​​​