Research
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Research Areas
Robotics

In Robotics, we research, design, and build a wide variety of robot systems, studying how robots interact with their environments, objects around them, other robots, or humans who they are helping. Robotics utilizes a broad range of disciplines within computer science and beyond, from mathematics to mechanics to biology. Especially important tools from computer science include artificial intelligence, physics simulation, and sophisticated sensor processing (e.g. computer vision). We are working to create robots that can improve our world for the better: that assist humans with impairments, work together in large teams, move in challenging environments, dexterously manipulate objects, deliver medicine inside the human body, remove harmful pollutants from the ground and ocean, provide useful information to humans, and carry out useful work here on Earth and in space.

Faculty

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Brenna Argall

Associate Professor of Computer Science

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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Oliver Cossairt

Associate Professor of Computer Science

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Sam Kriegman

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

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Michael Rubenstein

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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