Category: Announcement

Compliments to Kwan Suk for his new Paper

This paper starts with the speculative fragment: Is it okay for robots to stop objects or other robots that could collide with people?

Compliments to Rachel and Gray for their Paper Submission

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.

Compliments to Gray for his Paper Submission

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 Cloud Shared Laboratory for STEM Education

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

Jack Hall Successfully Defends his PhD Thesis


Donghyun Kim Successfully Defends his PhD Thesis


PhD Dissertation on Intelligent Collision Management in Dynamic Environments for Human-Centered Robots

This thesis, written by PhD student Kwan Suk Kim posits that no matter how hard we try, collisions will always happen, and therefore we need to confront and study them both during autonomous navigation or dexterous manipulation. Chapter 5 connects

Paper on Liquid Cooled Viscoelastic Robotic Systems

Liquid Cooled Viscoelastic actuators are aimed at fielding human-centered lightweight robot structures with high payload capabilities and high mechanical robustness. This technology excels at the following five axes: energy efficiency, torque density, mechanical robustness, position and force controllability.  

IJRR Paper on Theory of Dynamic Locomotion – arXiv Preprint Available

This study presents a theoretical method for planning and controlling agile bipedal locomotion based on robustly tracking a set of non-periodic keyframe states.

Kwan Suk Kim Successfully Defends his PhD Thesis

Kwan Suk, successfully defended his PhD Thesis on Intelligent Collision Management in Dynamic Environments for Human-Centered Robots. Huge Congratulations!

Behold, the Draco liquid cooled compliant robotic leg prototype

The video below shows the new Draco liquid cooled prototype leg produced as a collaboration between the Human Centered Robotics Lab and Apptronik Systems.. We have developed a new liquid cooled viscoelastic actuator capable of significantly surpassing the mechanical power of

IJRR Paper Accepted

Big congratulations to Ye for having his theoretical locomotion paper accepted!! Y. Zhao, B. Fernandez, L. Sentis, Robust Optimal Planning and Control of Non-Periodic Bipedal Locomotion with A Centroidal Momentum Model, International Journal of Robotics Research, Accepted, July 2017

Click below for some seriously fun talks in social impacts of robotics

Media from IEEE ARSO 2017 Organized by the HCRL.

New MS Thesis on Human-Robot Interaction

We are very pleased to have the MS Thesis on Human Detection, Gesture Recognition, and Policy Generation for Human-Aware Robots, completed from our own Steven Jorgensen. Congratulations!