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…
Congratulations to phd student Gray for his new paper!
Congratulations to postdoc Donghyun, graduate students Junhyeok, Orion, and our former phd student Nick for their great work!
PI Luis Sentis poses with Apptronik’s DRACO humanoid robot and SAGIT exoskeleton.
Congratulations to Donghyun, Junhyeok, Jaemin, Orion, and Hochul for their accepted papers: D. Kim, J. Lee, O. Campbell, H. Hwang, L. Sentis, Computationally-Robust and Efficient Prioritized Whole-Body Controller with Contact Constraints (arXiv preprint), IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and…
Here is the pointer to the slides: safety-control-synthesis
Our students Minkyu, Nico and Arnau, will be competing at RoboCup@Home Domestic Standard Platform in Montreal this week along a larger team. Wishing the whole Austin Villa team best luck!
Here ares some snippets of a panel that PI, Dr. Sentis, moderated at SXSW 2018.
This paper starts with the speculative fragment: Is it okay for robots to stop objects or other robots that could collide with people?
This paper discusses the coupled dynamics between series-elastic actuators and the multi-dof robotics structure followed by neat trajectory optimization to allow the robot to jump.
To achieve full mechanical potential we must estimate non-conservative uncertainty bounds. This paper proposes a quadric inclusion formulation aimed at greatly increasing control performance of future robotic systems.
The future of STEM education is here! The University of Texas at Austin teams up with Apptronik Systems to deliver ubiquitous laboratory STEM education around the globe for all communities. How would you like to use NASA inspired actuators for…