We use principles of robotics to solve challenging problems using automation. Many of our approaches seek ways to overcome underactuation, when there are more items to control that there are control inputs. An example of this positioning two balls that can roll in a tray — tilting the tray moves both balls at once.
In our lab, you’ll find the world’s first magnetic manipulator cooled by liquid nitrogen, teams of tracked robots that build structures, underwater robotics, MRI-powered robots, and hundreds of miniature robots trying to move toward light.
The Robotic Swarm Control lab is under the direction of Dr. Aaron Becker!