The Advanced Robotics and Controls Lab focuses on developing intelligent algorithms and controls new robotic systems. We are always looking for new ideas to apply robotics to solve real-world problems. Several application areas, outlined below, currently drive the research agenda of the lab. The lab is a multidisciplinary effort, with mechanical design of robotic systems and algorithm development.
Novel robotic tools for next generation minimally invasive or non-invasive surgical procedures.
Machine Learning algorithms for robotic systems for semi-autonomous and human-robot collaborative surgery.
Image processing, image integration, and image-guided planning for augmented-reality surgery.
Biomimetic design for new classes of compliant robots, and biomimetic actuators for interfacing with the human body.
AREAS OF ROBOTICS RESEARCH
Artificial intelligence and autonomous control
Learning biomimetic robot manipulation
Millimeter scale snake-like robot design and control
Image-based guidance and augmented reality
Artificial muscles and muscle-powered robots
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Simultaneous Localization and Mapping
Primary Research Topics
Please select one of the following for an overview of the research areas: