Robotics and Autonomous Systems Focus Area

It is an exciting and pivotal moment in the history of robotics. As the gap between theoretical research and fully-fledged technology continues to close, important advances from mechanical design to decision algorithms are enabling robots to reliably carry out more complex tasks than ever before, unlocking an enormous potential for new applications. Once confined to the manufacturing floor, robots are quickly entering the public space at multiple levels: drones, surgical robots and self-driving cars are becoming tangible technologies impacting the human experience. Our work is focused on developing algorithms and tools for autonomous and intelligent robotics systems that need to operate in uncertain and dynamic environments.

Focus Area Leads

Grace Gao Monroe Kennedy

Prof. Grace Gao

Aeronautics and Astronautics

Prof. Monroe Kennedy

Mechanical Engineering

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