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Research Projects

The research activities in this lab emphasize system modeling and analysis, embedded system design, control theory and applications, telerobotics, sensor integration and data fusion, computer vision, real-time computing, and intelligent mechatronic systems. Specific initiatives underway include multi-robot collaboration, smart reconfigurable computing module for ultra-small robots, design and control of climbing robots, autonomous navigation of UAVs, assistive navigation for visually impaired people, internet-based telerobotics, and mobile sensor networks. The problems studied here involve both theoretical development in new methodologies for control, planning, and learning, as well as implementation issues in sensory measurement, hardware design, and computer software development.

A large portion of the research is developed using the ROS framework. As the ROS wiki explains, "ROS is an open-source, meta-operating system for your robot. It provides the services you would expect from an operating system, including hardware abstraction, low-level device control, implementation of commonly-used functionality, message-passing between processes, and package management."

We are committed to contributing modular, open-source tools to the robotics research community. Check our Software Repository .