Erick Romo

PhD Student
University of Leeds


I am a first-year PhD student at the University of Leeds, supervised by Dr Jordan Boyle. I studied Bionic Engineering in Mexico. For my undergraduate thesis, I developed a legged robot that mimicked the morphology and locomotion of a dung beetle. After that, I worked in the industry for Siemens Healthineers and Ericsson.

My current research is about implementing bio-inspired features and underactuated properties for the development of a walking robotic system. The purpose of this is to have a robot capable of walking through uneven and complex terrains with animal-like locomotion. In addition, this project seeks to be interdisciplinary and contribute both to Biology and Engineering.