Courtney Doyle

Courtney received a BS in both Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan. As a senior, her design project developed a powered monitor arm for users with disabilities. She defended her MS in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah in 2011, with research focusing on avian bio-inspired landing gear. Courtney was co-advised by Dr. Abbott and Dr. Mark Minor.

Non-academically, Courtney enjoys traveling and outdoor activities. She is also involved with track & field both as a prior competitor and coach of pole-vault.



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C. E. Doyle, J. J. Bird, T. A. Isom, J. C. Kallman, D. F. Bareiss, D. J. Dunlop, R. J. King, J. J. Abbott, and M. A. Minor, "An Avian-Inspired Passive Mechanism for Quadrotor Perching," IEEE/ASME Trans. Mechatronics, 18(2):506-517, 2013.
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C. E. Doyle, J. J. Bird, T. A. Isom, C. J. Johnson, J. C. Kallman, J. A. Simpson, R. J. King, J. J. Abbott, and M. A. Minor, "Avian-Inspired Passive Perching Mechanism for Robotic Rotorcraft," IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp. 4975-4980, 2011.

C. E. Doyle, 2011, “Avian-Inspired Passive Landing Mechanisms for Perching Rotorcraft,” Master’s Thesis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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