Robotics and Motion Control
Vision-guided robotics, autonomous robots, artificial muscles, creative movements—machine-guided solutions and robotic assistance can help us communicate better, tackle labor-intensive and dangerous tasks, conduct surgery and visit harsh environments.
Whether we’re looking to access a sewer pipe, disarm a bomb or even assist in the caring of our aging population, robots can drastically improve our quality of life. Motion-control innovations like harmonic dampening on buildings to reduce the impact of earthquakes and power electronics to control the loading conditions on wind turbines keep us safer and our infrastructure stronger. From vibration analysis to friction-and-wear optimization to robotic assistance, we’re pushing forward the capabilities of machines to better serve our society.
Institutes, centers and labs related to Robotics and Motion Control
Faculty who conduct research in Robotics and Motion Control
Develops next-generation medical robotic systems for surgery and image-guided interventions
Develops robots that can traverse and operate in new environments, inspired by biological models of smart physical systems
Investigates systems biology and neuroscience, including the heart-brain link in epilepsy and brain-activity-based biomarkers for autism
Develops multi-physics sensing and stochastic modeling methods for improving observability in dynamical systems
Bridges the gap between advanced control theory and energy, industrial and space applications
Develops robotic systems
Investigates novel robotic mechanisms and human-centered technology designs for applications in health care, education and manufacturing
Develops theoretical models of computation and representation in sensory coding and perception
Creates modeling, estimations and advanced control techniques for smart grid and power systems
Designs intelligent robots, machines and software for diverse applications
Develops neural and mechanical models of animals and uses data to design and control robots and exoskeletons