Author: Luis Sentis

Sagittarius Force Augmentation Exoskeleton Revealed

Apptronik and the Human-Centered Robotics Lab at UT Austin have joined forces to develop a force augmentative exoskeleton called Sagittarius. The video shows a subject wearing a 12 degree-of-freedom human-interactive and high-power density lower-body exoskeleton developed by Apptronik. A whole-body

New paper submissions lead by students Binghan and Rachel

B. He, H. Huang, G.C. Thomas, L. Sentis, Complex Stiffness Model of Physical Human-Robot Interaction: Implications for Control of Performance Augmentation Exoskeletons, Submitted, 2019 R. Schlossman, M. Kim, U. Topcu, L. Sentis, Toward Achieving Formal Guarantees for Human-Aware Controllers in Human-Robot Interactions,

Paper Submission: Robots Helping Humans to Coordinate Workload Backlog

This work explores the use of formal methods to construct human-aware robot controllers to support the productivity requirements of humans. We tackle these types of scenarios via human workload-informed models and reactive synthesis. This strategy allows us to synthesize controllers

Paper Submission: Versatile Door Operation for Autonomous Door Operation

Here, we advance on real-time grasping pose estimation of single or multiple handles from RGB-D images, providing a speed up for assistive human-centered behaviors. We propose a versatile Bayesian framework that endows robots with the ability to infer various door

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.