Our Robotics lab combines the mechanics of robots, the models that describe them, and the algorithms to control them. We aim to increase the capabilities of robots in various tasks while putting a strong emphasis on the simplicity of the hardware. Such approach enables the use of a low-cost hardware and minimal sensing while implementing advanced algorithms of motion planning and machine learning.
The new Robotics lab at the Broadcom building is now open (Sep. 2021).
We explore methods for robots to intuitively recognize the intent of humans, for instance, during the manipulation of an object, and act to assist in a shared task.