Robotics, Mechatronics, and Human Machine Interface

Research in these domains is conducted primarily by faculty in Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science and Computer Science. Topics span traditional robotics (Dollar, Kramer-Bottiglio, Scassellati, and Vazquez), Biomechanics (Dollar and Venkadesan), Cognitive Science (Scassellati and Vazquez), Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (Dollar, Scassellati, and Vazquez), and Materials Science (Dollar, Kramer-Bottiglio, and Venkadesan).

Research topics include Dexterous Manipulation (Dollar, Kramer-Bottiglio, Scassellati, and Venkadesan), Soft Robotics (Dollar, Kramer-Bottiglio, and Venkadesan), Social Robotics/Human-Robot Interaction (Scassellati and Vazquez), Locomotion/Navigation (Dollar, Kramer-Bottiglio, Vazquez, and Venkadesan), Prosthetics/Rehabilitation/Wearable Robotics (Dollar, Kramer-Bottiglio, and Venkadesan), Additive Manufacturing (Dollar and Kramer-Bottiglio), and Conservation/Ecology (Dollar and Venkadesan).

Faculty involved with research:

Aaron Dollar
– ME & MSE

Rebecca Kramer-Bottiglio
- ME & MSE

Brian Scassellati
– Computer Science
– ME & MSE 

Marynel Vázquez
– Computer Science

Madhusudhan Venkadesan
– ME & MSE