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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

New Paper Accepted on IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control

Congratulations to phd student Gray for his new paper!

New Paper Accepted on IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics

Congratulations to postdoc Donghyun, graduate students Junhyeok, Orion, and our former phd student Nick for their great work!

HCRL’s Next Robotic Cohort

PI Luis Sentis poses with Apptronik’s DRACO humanoid robot and SAGIT exoskeleton.

Students and PI Interview for KVUE

IEEE IROS Papers Accepted

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

Student Bingham presents his research at the American Controls Conference

Here is the pointer to the slides: safety-control-synthesis

Students Gray, Steven and Rachel perform research with Valkyrie at NASA JSC

Students Compete at RoboCup@Home in Montreal

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!  

Snippets of Panel at SXSW on Mobility Beyond Wheelchairs

Here ares some snippets of a panel that PI, Dr. Sentis, moderated at SXSW 2018.

Congratulations to Rachel for this featured article from NASA

Steven’s summer project with NASA JSC, IHMC and U. Michigan on Intuitive Whole-Body Control of Valkyrie!

This video summarizes the deployment of applications on Valkyrie performed by Steven Jens Jorgensen from the U. of Texas at Austin and other researchers at NASA, IHMC, and U. Michigan. Given desired end-effector poses, a nonlinear optimization routine is used

Congrats to Students for Best Manipulation Paper Award

Congratulations to Prashant Rao from the ReNeu Lab, Gray Thomas from the Human Centered Robotics Lab, and ReNeu’s Lab PI Ashish Deshpande, for winning the IEEE ICRA 2017 Best Robotic Manipulation Paper Award!

Workshop Talk IEEE ICRA 2017

Gray, Donghyun and Luis had a blast talking about our new lab’s pet topic “Uncertainty in Human-Centered Robots” #icra2017 #singapore #marinabaysands Abstract: Uncertainty permeates in all control approaches and significantly complicates controller design. This is specially true for human-centered robots which

Kenan Isik Defends his PhD. Congratulations!

Welcome Toyota HSR Platform Unit #38

Look at our new robotic companion, the Toyota HSR. Fun times ahead for #RoboCup2017 #UTAustin.