Our newest preprint on experimental dynamic locomotion is out!

Click below to view the PDF of our work titled: Dynamic Locomotion For Passive-Ankle Biped Robots And Humanoids Using Whole-Body Locomotion Control.

New Breakthrough on Dynamic Locomotion!

Mercury achieves versatile dynamic walking including rough terrain. Congratulations to postdoc Donghyun Kim!

Fun time with visitors thanks to our talented team of researchers!

Top Cited and Read Papers from the International Journal of Humanoid Robotics

We’re delighted to share that our 2016 paper ControlIt!, is the 5th Most Read paper on IJHR and our 2005 and 2004 IJHR papers on Whole-Body Control are the 3rd and 4th Most Cited papers of IJHR!

In-Depth Paper on Task and Motion Planning for Humanoid Robots

Former PhD student Ye Zhao, now an assistant professor at Georgia Tech submitted a comprehensive paper on task and motion planning in collaboration with the Human Centered Robotics Laboratory. Click on the image below to access the paper in arXiv.


Mercury’s New Video Reaches 313K Views

The video was made by Seeker. Click on the image below to see it.

HCRL’s Postdoc Donghyun gives a great presentation at IEEE Humanoids in Beijing

PI’s Keynote at IEEE Humanoids 2018 in Beijing

Qualification video RoboCup@Home 2019

Home robots are closer than what we may think. The video below is collaborative research under the UT Austin Villa team for qualifying for RoboCup@Home 2019. More to come soon!

PI Luis Sentis’ Presentation at IROS 2018

Postdoc Donghyun’s Presentation at IROS 2018

New Track of Work on Transparency Augmentation Exoskeletons

We are happy to share a preliminary video of our new track of work on transparency controller synthesis for augmentation exoskeletons performed by PhD students Binghan He and Gray Thomas. The hardware platform is designed by Apptronik.

Research is Fun

Our PhD student Minkyu and undergraduate visitor Miguel shared their latest research in this fun video!

Featured Research on UT’s Media Channels

We’re delighted to see our research broadly shared across UT media channels! Thank you and Hook’em!

Mobility around Humans with Mercury

This video shows our human-size bipedal robot, Mercury, which has passive ankles, thus relying solely on hip and knee actuation for balance. This capability is not only very difficult to accomplish but enables the robot to rapidly respond to disturbances like those produced when walking around humans.

New Paper Accepted on IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control

Congratulations to phd student Gray for his new paper!