Adaptive Robotic Manipulation (ARM) Lab Homepage

Adaptive Robotic Manipulation (ARM) Lab Homepage

MISSION

The Adaptation Robotic Manipulation Laboratory focuses on a variety of topics in robotic manipulation, including underactuated robotic grasping, kinematically redundant manipulation, teleoperative robotic surgery surgical training, and wearable human augmentation devices. The goal of this research is to leverage our knowledge of human and animal motion (locomotion, grasp synergies, robustness to uncertainty and variation), novel embedded sensing and actuation methods (soft sensors, biosensors, transformable structures), and computational design methods (machine learning, evolutionary optimization) to create robotic devices that boast the versatility and adaptability of biological organisms/manipulators while possessing the precision, strength and speed of man-made machines.


OPPORTUNITIES

There are several undergraduate opportunities in soft robotics and human augmentation available for summer and fall of 2018. Please see the Opportunities page for details on how to apply.

OUTREACH

There are several undergraduate opportunities in soft robotics and huma augmentation available for summer and fall of 2018. Please see the Opportunities page for details on how to apply.

RECENT NEWS

  • Publication: Mi Hyun and Joshua’s paper entitled “Vibrotactile Feedback Device for Olfactory Augmentation” was accepted for publication at the 2018 Design of Medical Device Conference in Minnesota.
  • Publication: Yasemin, Jennifer, and Yong Min’s paper entitled “Design of Soft Robophysical Earthworm Model” was accepted for publication 2018 IEEE RAS RoboSoft Conference in Italy.
  • Publication: Alex, Lucas, and Ji Hwan’s paper entitled “Deformable Reflective Diaphragm Sensors for Control of Soft Pneumatically Actuated Devices” was accepted for publication 2018 IEEE RAS RoboSoft Conference in Italy.