Engineering Robotic Platforms

Faculty fellows are engaged in a variety of application-oriented engineering of robotic platforms. These include engineering field robots and vision systems for monitoring plant health and detecting insect infestation, and building embedded software in PID controllers of robotic theatre actors for detecting and characterizing meaningful gestures and emotional states. Faculty fellows are also involved in the integration of mechatronics and surgical robots with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology, image-guided minimally invasive surgery, as well as smart diagnostic and surgical devices, and the sequencing and scheduling of industrial robot movement in an environment with multiple alternative routes.

Fellows involved in this area of research include: