The focus of our robotics area is the design, modeling and control of systems that observe, move within, interact with, and act upon their environment. Such systems include mobile robots, micro-aerial vehicles and large active sensor networks. The application domains within this research cluster include bipedal and hexapedal robot locomotion, winged and rotor-based micro-aerial vehicle control, robot navigation, multi-robot coordination and distributed sensor network optimization.
Collaborative Robotics and Intelligent Systems Institute
In 2017, the College of Engineering established the CoRIS (Collaborative Robotics and Intelligent Systems) Institute. The mission of this interdisciplinary institute is to study the theory, design, development and deployment of robots and intelligent systems in both the physical world and virtual environments. Learn more about CoRIS.
- Autonomous robots
- Growing robots
- Human–robot interactions
- Integrated robotic systems
- Learning and communication in multiagent systems
- Legged locomotion
- Micro air vehicle control and coordination
- Mobile robots
- Modeling/optimization for energy conversion and use
- Multi-robot coordination
- Snake robots and full-body locomotion
- Soft robotics
- Spiders and spider webs