Robotics and Mechatronics

Institutes, centers and labs related to Robotics and Mechatronics

Rethink Robotics Baxter robot

Integrated Robotics Center

Using a cross-discipline approach to bring creativity, knowledge and expertise to the creation of robotic systems, with a specific focus on exploration, intelligence, movement, manufacturing and health care

Faculty who conduct research in Robotics and Mechatronics

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M. Cenk Cavusoglu

Associate Department Chair, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Director, Medical Robotics and Computer Integrated Surgery Laboratory

Develops next-generation medical robotic systems for surgery and image-guided interventions

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Kathryn Daltorio

Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Co-Director, Biologically-Inspired Robotics Lab

Develops robots that can traverse and operate in new environments, inspired by biological models of smart physical systems

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Robert Gao

Department Chair, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Cady Staley Professor of Engineering
Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Develops multi-physics sensing and stochastic modeling methods for improving observability in dynamical systems

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Kiju Lee

Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Director, Distributed Intelligence and Robotics Lab

Investigates novel robotic mechanisms and human-centered technology designs for applications in health care, education and manufacturing

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Roger Quinn

Arthur P. Armington Professor of Engineering
Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Director, Biologically Inspired Robotics

Develops neural and mechanical models of animals and uses data to design and control robots and exoskeletons