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OBJECTIVE

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.

APPLICATIONS

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

  • Biomimetics

TECHNICAL KEYWORDS

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

  • Motion Planning

  • Reinforcement Learning

  • Optimal Control

  • Convex Optimization

  • Simultaneous Localization and Mapping

  • Augmented Reality

  • Model-based Design

Primary Research Topics

Please select one of the following for an overview of the research areas: