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The Robotics Institute is a worldwide hub of robotics research that encompasses a diverse array of topics. While much of our work focuses on core robotics technologies like manipulation, locomotion, and control, we also focus on related research areas, including machine learning, computer vision, and graphics.

This web site organizes the Institute's research at three different, progressively more general levels: projects, labs and groups, and centers and consortia. A project is a single body of work on a specific topic or a set of related topics. Labs and groups involve multiple people working together on a set of projects, often with a related theme.

Typically, Labs are associated with a physical location, while groups may not have a shared workspace. Centers and consortia involve multiple labs, groups, and individual researchers who are working toward a common general theme, such as Medical Robotics. A center generally consists of researchers primarily from within the Robotics Institute, while a consortium is a collaboration with researchers at other institutions.

New Projects

Human Control of Robotic Swarms
Robotic Swarms are distributed systems whose members interact via local control laws to achieve different behaviors. The goal of the project is to develop effective methods . . .
Formal Models of Human Control and Interaction with Cyber-Physical Systems
Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) encompass a large variety of systems including example future energy . . .
Traffic Data Analysis
NREC and FHWA are developing techniques for automatically analyzing large amounts of video collected from vehicles traveling on highways.
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Research in the News

Photo Editing Tool Enables Object Images To Be Manipulated in 3-D
Editors of photos routinely resize objects, or move them up, down or sideways, but Carnegie Mellon University researchers are . . .
Panoptic Studio Combines Hundreds of Videos To Reconstruct 3D Motion
Robotics Institute researchers have developed techniques for combining . . .
Gupta Awarded Bosch Young Faculty Fellowship
Abhinav Gupta, assistant research professor in the Robotics Institute, is the recipient of a Bosch Young Faculty Fellowship to . . .
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Centers and Consortia Labs and Groups Projects Image Mapper