Year: 2016

IEEE ARSO 2017 Speaker Line Up

We are very pleased to have an all star line up of keynote speakers for the IEEE International Workshop of Advanced Robotics and its Social Impact in Austin, during March 8-10, 2017: (1) Ruzena Bajcsy, Director Emerita of Citrus at the University

IEEE-RAS International Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts

The HCRL is very pleased to announce the 2nd call for submissions, due on October 7th, for the IEEE International Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts. ARSO is a single track workshop with top scientific and social papers gathering an eclectic mix

New PhD Dissertation on Non-Periodic Dynamic Locomotion


Ye Zhao Defends his PhD

Congratulations to Ye for successfully defending his PhD! Some of his contributions include formalizing non-periodic locomotion gait planning, using formal methods to maneuver in dynamically changing environments, and studying distributed realtime control architectures.

NSF Grant Awarded

A new NSF grant has been awarded to our lab in collaboration with the Computer Science and Aerospace Engineering Departments to explore human-aware robotic navigation in populated environments.

IEEE Transactions on Robotics Paper Accepted

Our paper, “Stabilizing Series-Elastic Point-Foot Bipeds using Whole-Body Operational Space Control”, led by student Donghyun Kim, gets accepted in TRO. Link to Paper  

Awarded Longhorn Innovation Fund for Technology Grant

Our proposal titled “Shared Laboratory Initiative” has been awarded by the LIFT Grant. Those funds will support a graduate student and a software engineer for an exciting cloud control and content management system.

Awarded an ONR DURIP Grant

Our lab receives a DURIP grant to develop and study Next Generation Humanoid Robots.

Awarded the UT Innovation Center Grant

Our lab receives the UT Innovation Grant for our spin off Apptronik to commercialize high performance actuators and humanoid robots.