Revolutionizing the way humans collaborate with robots and charting the course for autonomous systems to enhance our society, economy, and culture.
Through interdisciplinary research across technological and sector-specific fields, more than 70 robotics faculty members and research scientists drive innovation and new discoveries across the robotics spectrum — from large-scale automation and autonomous vehicles to personalized robotic learning and engagement applications or systems.
Our researchers advance the adoption of robotic technology in the workplace and address issues such as improving care for aging in place, increasing productivity and efficiency in manufacturing, developing onboard sensors and applications for enhancing safety of personal vehicles, and creating new methods to improve the social interactive abilities of personal and service robots.
- Artificial intelligence and cognition
- Autonomous vehicles and machines for defense, homeland security, and first responder security applications
- Specialized techniques for testing and evaluating unmanned vehicles and other robotic platforms