Developing a monolithic inertial measurement unit that exploits integrated-microdevice CAD tools to achieve superior system performance over individual microdevices.
Our goal is to allow people and intelligent and dexterous machines to work together safely as partners in assembly operations performed within industrial workcells. To ensure the safety of people working amidst active robotic devices, we use vision and 3D sensing technologies, such as stereo cameras and flash LIDAR, to detect and track people and other moving objects within the workcell.
Filtering of joystick input for computer users with movement disorders
Self-paced robotics education labs
Robotic field investigation will bring new scientific understanding of the Atacama as a habitat for life with distinct analogies to Mars.
A pipe-crawling robot visually inspects pipes in liquid natural gas (LNG) plants for corrosion.
We leverage perception technology originally developed for ground-based robot vehicles during 20 years of research at the Field Robotics Center. We combine this proven perception and control technology with aircraft-centric engineering and optimization.
We are working with the US Army’s TATRC department (Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center) to integrate a snake robot into the LSTAT system.
Icebreaker is a proposed mission to explore the south pole of the Moon.
This research develops lightweight robotic excavators for digging and transporting regolith (loose soil) on the Moon.
The Scarab lunar rover has been designed to carry a 1-meter coring drill and a payload of science instruments that can analyze the abundance of hydrogen, oxygen and other materials.
The goal of this project is develop the next level of capability for a low-flying, map building MAV scout. The research will demonstrate rapid scouting in cluttered environments and acquire relevant semantically annotated maps.
Suppression of hand tremor to improve precision in microsurgery.
Articulated locomoting robots are the center of ongoing research project in the Robotics Institute Biorobotics lab. We call our robots Modsnakes because they have a modular, i.e. repeating, structure of the same element. Each module has a single rotational degree of freedom and when chained together, form the snake robot.
This project is attempting to elucidate the basic principles governing environmental field model synthesis based on the integration of adaptive robot sampling with human decision-making
The MORSE project is a simulated range operation, designed to evaluate effectiveness of the cognitive models and agents, in order to improve individual and team performance.
Autonomous motion planning and control for robots working in reconfigurable environments.
Safe and independent navigation of urban environments is a key feature of accessible cities. People who have physical challenges need practical, customizable, low-cost and easily-deployable mobility aids to help them safely navigate urban environments. Technology tools provide opportunities to empower people with disabilities to overcome some day-to-day challenges.
We are developing high accuracy proportional steering of flexible needles for minimally invasive navigation in the brain.
We are applying machine learning techniques to model and compute long-term and short-term trajectories of people in a variety of settings.