Robotics, Controls, & Mechatronics

Current Research Topics Include:

  The field of robotics has expanded tremendously since its early focus on industrial robots, and now includes very diverse topics such as autonomous vehicles, medical robots, smart sensor networks, microrobots, robot vacuum cleaners, sentry robots, and pet robots. Robotics technology is embedded in many devices which are not usually thought of as robots. A knowledge of how to model motion and an emphasis on real-time computation finds application in graphics, animation, and computer games. Due to the extraordinary breadth of disciplines that robotics encompasses, roboticists have been described as universal engineers, able to apply their expertise and adapt to a wide variety of topics.   M.S. and PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Robotics Track Robotics at the University of Utah

 

Faculty & Researchers

Jake AbbottJake Abbott, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Research: wireless magnetic biomedical microrobots, robotic assistance for cochlear implants, teleoperation of novel systems Lab: TeleRobotics Laboratory

  Thomas Henderson, Professor of School of Computing

Research: computer vision, mobile robots, smart sensor networks

    John Hollerbach, Professor of School of Computing, Research Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Research: haptic interfaces, locomotion interfaces, robot calibration and control, medical robotics, human arm movement Director: Robotics Track

Stacy BambergStacy Bamberg, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Research: bioinstrumentation, gait analysis, aging, rehabilitation engineering, medical therapeutics Director: BioInstrumentation Laboratory

Stephen Mascaro Steve Mascaro, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Research: robotics and mechatronics, system dynamics and control, haptics, sensors and actuators, human-machine systems Director: BioRobotics Laboratory

Sanford Meek Sandy Meek, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Research: biocontrol systems, robotics

Mark Minor Mark Minor, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Research: design, modeling, and control of mobile robot systems, e.g., ground based modular systems and underactuated climbing robots Director: Robotic Systems Laboratory

Will Provancher Will Provancher, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Research: haptics, tactile sensing and feedback, climbing robots, meso-scale manufacturing and embedded mechatronics Director: Haptics & Embedded Mechatronics Laboratory

Thomas Schmid, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Adjoint Assistant Professor of School of Computing

 Research: wireless, embedded, and networked systems Wireless Embedded Sensing Systems Lab

Jur van den Berg, Assistant Professor of School of Computing

Research: robotics, virtual environments