Lab Members

Thomas Bliss


Thomas Bliss

BS Mechanical Engineering, University of Virginia

Hometown: Attleboro, MA


Dynamics and Controls. Bio-Inspired Propulsion


Bliss, T. K., "Central Pattern Generator Control of a Tensegrity Swimmer". Ph.D. dissertation, University of Virginia, 2011. [pdf]

T. K. Bliss, H. Bart-Smith, T. Iwasaki, Development of a morphing structure with the incorporation of central pattern generators, in Smart Structures and Materials 2006: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems, SPIE, San Diego, CA, 2006.

T. K. Bliss, H. Bart-Smith, T. Iwasaki, A biomimetic approach to efficient underwater propulsion, SPIE Newsroom. URL:

T. K. Bliss, K. Moored, H. Bart-Smith, T. Iwasaki, CPG control of a tensegrity morphing wing for biomimetic applications, in 2006 Interational Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exhibition, ASME, Chicago, IL, 2006.

K. Moored, S. Taylor, T.K. Bliss, H. Bart-Smith, Optimization of a tensegrity wing for biomimetic applications, in: 45th IEEE Conf. on Decision and Control, IEEE, San Diego, CA, 2006. T. K. Bliss, T. Iwasaki, H. Bart-Smith, CPG Control of a Tensegrity Structure for Biomimetic Applications, Advances in Science and Technology, vol. 58, pp. 137-142, 2008