Mobile Robotics Lab - University of Orebro, Sweden group specializing in topology-based
maps, real-time deliberation, active perceptual anchoring, and fuzzy behavior-based
control of mobile manipulators.
Structures Laboratory - Part of the Université Libre de Bruxelles Mechanical
Engineering and Robotics Department that specializes in walking machines, gait
control, micro robots, pipe robots, active isolation, and vibroacoustics.
Manufacturing and Mechatronics Centre - Middlesex University group specializing
rehabilitation robotics, control systems, robot positioning, and automation of
Technische Informatik - Based at the University of Bielefeld. Main research
topics include biorobotics, cognitive robotics, sensorimotor control, and parallel
Robotic Systems Lab - Based at the Australian National University. RSL undertakes
research projects with real robots working in the real world, in real time. Research
topics include co-operative robot systems, mobile robot navigation, active vision,
robot learning and human-robot/computer interaction.
Intelligence and Robotics Laboratory - AIROLAB is part of the Department of
Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. The lab specializes
in the software aspects of agent design and implemented of agent architectures
are on various robots.
Muscle Research Institute - The goal of the institute is to develop, design,
fabricate, test, and commercialize electrically and chemically controlled artificial
Perception Group - Research topics include architecture for multi-sensor integration
and artificial perception, data fusion, active perception, and hierarchical multi-agents
Centre for Field Robotics - University of Sydney group concerned with the
application of advanced control, sensing and systems engineering principles to
the development of autonomous machines operating in outdoor, variable and hostile
Control & Systems Engineering - University of Sheffield group specializing
in intelligent systems and control, nonlinear systems, and signal processing.
- Automation and
Robotics Research Institute - ARRI is a University of Texas at Arlington research
group specializing in design, analysis, simulation (discrete-event and kinematic)
and prototype development of automated assembly, process, and material handling
Undersea Systems Institute - AUSI is a not-for-profit research institute focused
on promoting commercial applications of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs),
platforms and sensors.
Control Research Center - Topics include biological control systems, motor
system control theory, biologically integrative sensors, and environment adaptive
robotic systems. Site in English and Japanese.
Robotics Lab at Stanford University - Research on developing a new class of
biologically inspired robots that are substantially more compliant and stable
than current robots.
Underwater Robot Program - Northeastern University Marine Science Center program
sponsored by DARPA and ONR. Focuses on autonomous underwater robots. Biomimetic
neurotechnology is being used to create Lobster and Lamprey Robots.
Intelligent Mechatronics Lab - Boston University group that specializes in
medical robotics, structural dynamics, and mobile robot communications.
Robotics Group - Research topics include sensor based motion planning, robot
locomotion, control theory, medical robotics, and modular robots.
- Center of Excellence in Design, Robotics and Automation - Robotics Research
department of The Sharif University of Technology, Iran.
Center for Automation and Intelligent Systems Research - The Case Western
Reserve CAISR lab integrates robotics, neural networks, machine vision and other
advanced technologies to create flexible, automated, intelligent systems.
for Distributed Robotics - Located at the University of Minnesota, research
includes the coordination and deployment of multi-robot teams in various applications.
for Intelligent Robotics - CRI is a UNINOVA research group that specializes
in sensorial systems, robotic systems, autonomous agents, and social implication
for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue - Non-profit research center based at
the University of Florida. Led by Robin Murphy CRASAR develops robotic technologies
to assist search and rescue teams.
for Robotics and Manufacturing Systems, University of Kentucky - Research
center established in 1986 to provide manufacturing technological assistance for
Kentucky's industries. Specializes in applied machine vision and industrial robotics.
- Center for
Self-Organizing and Intelligent Systems - Multi-disciplinary research group
at Utah State University that focuses on the design, development, and implementation
of intelligent, autonomous mechatronic systems.
The 100 Robots Project - DARPA funded project using many small robots for
mapping and search missions. Videos and publications describing the collaborative
communications architecture used by the Centibots.
for Autonomous Systems - Based at Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan in Stockholm.
The centre does research in (semi-) autonomous systems including mobile robot
systems for manufacturing, domestic and outdoor applications.
Surgical Navigation and Robotics Lab - Engineers, computer scientists, and
doctors work together at this lab to develop surgical robotics technologies.
- CMU Robotics
Institute Manipulation Lab - Research into the fundamental mechanics of manipulation,
the modelling of physical processes, and the minimum sensor information needed
to accomplish a given manipulation task.
Sensor Based Planning Lab - Specializes in topological simultaneous localization
and mapping (SLAM) techniques as well as the development of highly-articulated
snake robots, painting robots, and demining robots.
TeamBots Multirobot control systems - Lists resources and software that have
been developed as part of the CMU research project in multi robot control methods.
- Coimbra Institute
of Systems and Robotics - Specializes in robotics vision, autonomous systems,
multi-sensor fusion, tele-operation, sensor development, motors and drives. Based
at the University of Coimbra in Coimbra, Portugal.
University Robotics Group - Research interests include construction of geometric
and photometric correct 3D models, 3D grasping and simulation, micro-manipulation,
visual servoing, visual control, model-based planning.
Vision and Robotics Research Group - University of Alberta group. Research
topics include dexterous manipulation, vision-based world modeling for mobile
robot exploration, and collective robotic intelligence.
Systems Engineering Group - Research areas include intelligent control and
decision making; distributed, hierarchical, and hybrid systems and control; and
fault tolerant control. Based at Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands.
Robotics and Vision Laboratory - Research topics include computer vision,
distributed manipulation, and micro-electro mechanical systems (MEMS). Based at
the Computer Science department of Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United
Mining Automation - Research into the issues relating to automation of mining.
Projects include automated digital terrain mapping, undersea exploration and mining,
and rapid roadway development. Based at The Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies
Systems Corporation - A commercial research and development lab specializing
in software intelligence, network connectivity, robotics, and man-machine interaction.
- DLR Institute
of Robotics and Mechatronics - Research topics include robotic systems, multibody
dynamics, robust control, and control design engineering.
Systems and Robotics Lab (RESY) - Based at the University of Köln in Germany.
Research-topics include navigation for milling, manipulation of deformable linear
objects, and safety strategies for human-robot cooperation.
Piaggio Robotics Group - An interdepartmental Research Center of the University
of Pisa devoted to the field robotics and bioengineering. Includes research activities
and researcher profiles.
Autonomous Systems Lab - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology research group
specializing in autonomous control of robots in uncertain and highly dynamic environments.
Lego Robotics Seminar - Provides information about the MIT Lego Robotics seminars.
Photos from past seminars, project lists, and links to resources.
Institute of Robotics - Specializes in the dynamics of controlled system,
mechatronics, robotics, and nanotechnology. IfR is part of the Swiss Federal Institute
of Technology (ETH) in Zürich, Switzerland
Robotics and Automation Laboratory - Florida International University research
group specializing in teleoperation, telesensation, mechatronics, and fault-tolerant
Autonomous Intelligence Systems - Research areas include software agents,
mobile robots, sensor-based navigation, and biomimetic robotics. Site in multiple
Tech Mobile Robot Lab - The lab's charter is to discover and develop fundamental
scientific principles and practices that are applicable to intelligent mobile
MARS - DARPA Mobile Autonomous Robot Software (MARS) project. MARS involves
research into multi-level learning in hybrid deliberative/reactive mobile robot
ATAS Laboratory - Non-profit research group specializing in aerial robotics,
entomopters, and advanced flight behaviors.
Harvard Robotics Laboratory - Founded in 1983, HRL does research on the topics
of robotic manipulation, choreography of dynamic systems, system identification,
ananlog computation, and pattern generation.
Biorobotics Laboratory - Harvard University group working in surgical robotics,
haptic interfaces, tactile sensing, and biomechanics.
Testbed for Decentralized Control (HOTDEC) - University of Illinois at Urbana
- Champaign research project consisting of self-propelled and self-controlled
hovercraft floating on a airhockey-type table.
- Automation Technology Laboratory - Specializes in the field of automation
technology including robotics, mechatronics and control of industrial processes.
Automation Technology Laboratory - Helsinki University of Technology group
specializing in mechatronics, perception, navigation, legged machines, and mobile
Computer Vision and Robotics Laboratory - Research efforts are directed towards
visual perception of static and dynamic characteristics of the 3-D world (depth,
shape, color, motion), object tracking, robot navigation and behaviour modelling.
National Lab Adaptive Robotics Program - Research areas include multi-robot
systems, robots performing 10,000 feet or more below sea-level, automation of
commercial farming and mining equipment.
for Automation - Research group based at the University of Leoben in Austria.
Research topics include image processing, kinematics, machine learning, and industrial
for Process Control and Robotics - Based at the University of Karlsruhe in
Germany, this group performs research into sensor based autonomous robotics, collision-free
motion planning, and human-robot cooperation.
for Robotics and Intelligent Systems - IRIS is a University of Southern California
group with a focus on molecular robotics, MEMS, programmable automation, computer
vision, and mobile robots.
of Robotics and Intelligent Systems - IRIS is a part of the Swiss Federal
Institute of Technology-Zürich (ETHZ), and focuses on integrating robotics with
the research areas of robotic micro-manipulation, hybrid MEMS, biomanipulation
and micromechatronic systems.
Autonomous Systems Group - University of Amsterdam group that studies methodologies
to create intelligent autonomous systems, which perceive their environment through
sensors and use that information to generate intelligent, goal-directed behaviour.
Robotics Research Centre (IRRC) - The IRRC at Monash University in Australia
conducts research primarily in mobile robot navigation, machine perception and
Servosystems Laboratory - Part of the Institute for Systems Research at the
University of Maryland. The primary goal of this lab is to advance the state-of-the
art in the design and real-time control of smart systems such as robots and automated
Intelligent Systems and Robotics Center - Sandia National Lab group specializing
in robotic vehicles, collective behavior for controller robot swarms, military
robotic systems analysis, and massively parallel robot simulations.
System Engineering and Automation Department - Research topics include multi-robot
systems, surgical robots, telerobotics, computer vision, automation, and remote
Hardware Methods Group - Research topics include Kirchoff machines, robot
locomotion, and vision. Site also includes information on the Stiquito six legged
JANUS Project - The goal of this project is to build an anthropomorphic two-armed
robot combined with a multi-camera vision system. The geometry of the system was
inspired by the upper part of a human body.
Robot And Protein Kinematics Group - Johns Hopkins University group specializing
in kinematic studies of robots, metamorphic robots, and binary robots.
System Kougaku Laboratory - University of Tokyo research lab. Research project
include various humanoid robots, soft-spine robots, artificial skin, gel robots,
and motion planning.
for Computational Intelligence - University of British Columbia group specializing
in decision-making, planning, reasoning, learning, object recognition, automation,
mobile robotics, telerobotics, remote sensing, and geographic information systems.
for Perceptual Robotics - The LPR at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
conducts research on humanoid robots, grasping and manipulation, legged locomotion,
networked sensors and motor services.
University Robotics Laboratory - Mainly focused on the study of parallel mechanisms
and articulated robotic hands.
Laboratory for Integrated Advanced Robotics - Artificial vision and sensory-motor
coordination from a computational neuroscience perspective. Experimentation is
done with humanoid robots as well as basic research on artificial vision and robot
Robotics and Vision Lab - Lund University Cognitive Science group specializing
in mobile robots, autonomous learning, neural vision, and intelligence.
- Lucy Bipedal
Walking Robot - A project of the Multibody Mechanics Research Group at the
Free University of Brussels. Lucy was designed for research into the use of pneumatic
artificial muscles for locomotion.
University, Division of Robotics - Research includes development of simulation
tools to improve the performance of industrial and service robotics.
Robotics & Automation Department - Luleå University of Technology group
specializing in telerobotics and models and algorithms for controlling the motion
of robots using geometrical sensors.
Intelligence Lab - University of Cambridge Department of Engineering research
group. Specializes in computer vision, speech processing, and pattern recognition.
Intelligence Laboratory - Based at the University of Cambridge Department
of Engineering in the United Kingdom. Research topics include interpretation of
visual motion, robot guidance, face detection, speech recognition and speech synthesis.
Robotics - University of Manchester, Department of Computer Science group
specializing in medical robotics, mobile robots, walking robots, sociable robotics,
and evolutionary robotics.
University Center for Intelligent Machines - Research topics include ambulatory
robotics, mobile robotics, artificial perception, haptics, industrial automation,
motor vision, and shape analysis.
University Mobile Robotics Research - Searchable bibliography, project list
and other resources.
Systems and Robotics Research Group - University of Surrey lab researching
robotic workcells, industrial robotics, sensors, and robot control.
Leg Laboratory - Focused on legged locomotion and dynamic legged robots. Images,
videos, and specifications for walking, running, and hopping robots including
Troody the robotic dinosaur.
Robot Pike Project - A robotic fish designed to learn more about the complex
fluid mechanics that fish use to propel themselves. Photos and video.
Aerial Robotic Vehicle with Intelligent Navigation, TU Berlin - At the University
Berlin, Marvin, a descendant of the airplane-robot Tubrob is developed.
Advanced Autonomy for Rovers Project - This NASA group aims to advance the
state of the art in ground operations and onboard autonomy for flight rovers by
investigating the complex problems of autonomy in adverse environments.
Ames Intelligent Robotics Group - Dedicated to enabling humans and robots
to explore and learn about extreme environments, remote locations and uncharted
worlds. This group specializes in computer vision, human-robot interaction, mobile
manipulation, interactive 3D visualization and robot software architecture.
JPL Robotics - Performs development, integration, and demonstration of innovative
robotics and automation technologies, supporting NASA missions and addressing
other problems of national importance.
Robotic Vehicles Group - This NASA Jet Propulsion Lab group performs research,
development, and tests of mobile robots in support of planetary exploration missions
and terrestrial applications for NASA and other Government agencies.
Space Telerobotics Program - NASA group responsible for robotics and planetary
rover research for the agency prior to 1997.
Ridge National Laboratory Robotics and Energetic Systems Group - ORNL Group
performs research and development in the fields of robotics, exoskeletons, human
amplifying machines, and advanced mobility devices.
Robotics Research Group - Research topics include active vision, visual geometry,
pattern analysis, machine learning, sonar imaging, sensor systems, and artificial
University Robotics Lab - Focuses on building and testing a robot cognitive
architecture. Also does research on intelligent agents for network security and
Robot Vision Lab - Specialties include 3D object recognition, vision-guided
navigation for indoor mobile robots, task and assembly planning.
in the field of robots and cyborgs - Gert conducts research in the field of
robots and cyborgs.
- A group based in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bonn
that studies Intelligent Autonomous Systems. Topics include robotic agents, structured
reactive controllers, robot learning, planning, perception, and reasoning.
Group DIEES University of CATANIA - Service Robotic research projects include
volcano inspection robots, orange picking robots, climbing robots and microrobots.
/ Autonomous Mechanical Systems - R/AMeS is a Linköping University group.
Research topics include model based inertial sensing, teleoperated robotics, mobile
robots, and industrial robots.
and Computer Vision Laboratory - University of Illinois group based at the
Beckman Institute. Specializes in robot vision technologies such as curved object
recognition and structure from motion algorithms.
and Process Control - A discontinued group at University of Kaiserslautern
that specialized in mobile robots, 3D sonar sensing, and 3D scanning.
at Brown University - Research topics include environment mapping and path
Robotics Institute of CMU - Established in 1979 to conduct basic and applied
research in robotics technologies relevant to industrial and societal tasks. Links
to a range of specific robots and labs.
Institute: Robot Learning Lab - Offers details regarding Carnegie Mellon University
research initiatives and lists publications and related personnel.
Perception and Real Time Group - Universitity of Zaragoza, Spain group that
specializes in mobile robot localization, map building, navigation, multi-sensor
fusion, sensor-based control, and manipulators.
University of Utah - Topics include agents, hybrid mobile robots, humanoid
robots, haptic interfaces, and personal assistive devices
- Czech Research group that develops robots for competition using a variety of
technologies. Site also provides local robot news and information for other Czech
robots at LAMI - Lists robotics related activities at EPFL in Switzerland.
American: Controlling Robots with the Mind - October 2002 article detailing
research into direct brain control of robotic prosthetic devices, by Miguel A.
L. Nicolelis and John K. Chapin
Robotics Page - Information on autonomous robot research and student robotics
projects at the Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville.
and Naval Warfare Systems Center - SPAWAR is a US Navy laboratory that has
conducted research on space, land, air, and ocean robots since the 1960s.
- Space Systems
Laboratory, University of Maryland - Consists of understanding how you do
work in space; with people, with robots and how the two work together.
Flies - Describes research on tiny robotic flyers, called Micro Air Vehicles
(MAVs), being developed for military and civilian applications.
AI Lab (SAIL) - home for researchers in the Stanford Computer Science Department
whose primary research focus is Artificial Intelligence. Specializes in including
manipulation, machine learning, navigation, vision, tactile sensing, and reasoning.
Dextrous Manipulation Lab - Standford University lab specializing in telemanipulation
with haptic feedback, biomimetic robots, and other tactile and haptic research.
- State Research
Center of Russia - Russia's Central Research and Development Institute of
Robotics and Technical Cybernetics (CRDI RTC). Research topics include robotics
and cybernetics for space, air, terrestrial, and anti-terrorism applications.
project - EU-IST project aimed at the study of new approaches to design and
implementation of self-organizing and self-assembling artifacts.
Systems Research Group at EPFL - Research on design, modeling, control, and
optimization methodologies for self-organized, collectively intelligent, distributed
systems with special emphasis on multi-robot platforms, sensor and actuator networks,
and intelligent vehicles.
University Unmanned Aircraft Research - Research topics include Unmanned Aerial
Vehicles (UAVs), mini Air Vehicles (mAVs), Remotely Piloted Vehicles (RPVs), Self
Piloted Vehicles (SPVs), and other robotic aircraft.
Scientific Research - Projects include autonomous walkers, Palm-Pilot robots,
motion and path planning, and motor control. Site also includes resources on Forth
programming and Kalman filters.
Universität München Robot Vision Group - Research goal is to make robots
more intelligent by teaching them to collect, interpret and use sensor information
Robots Initiative - A research project at Carnegie Mellon University. It aims
to commercialize robotics technologies in education, toys and entertainment.
Berkeley Robotics and Intelligent Machines Lab - University of California
at Berkeley. Research topics include medical robotics, adaptation and learning,
micromechanical flying insects, micro-robotics, and aerobots.
Machine Intelligence Laboratory - University of Florida group specializing
in UAVs, Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs), and underwater robotics.
Computer Vision and Robotics Laboratory - University of Illinois at Chicago
group specializing in robot control, haptics, mobile robotics, computer vision.
Robotics - University of Ulm group with interests that include distributed
mobile robot control, biometric multi-modal learning, and robocup robotics.
Mobile Robotics Lab - Research areas include mobile robots, obstacle avoidance,
robot positioning, and robotic aids for the disabled.
Autonomous Mobile Robot Lab - University of Maryland group specializing in
robots for education and entertainment, goal-based robotics and motion planning.
Robotics Laboratory - Researches the problem of vibration control in robotics
through real-time control experiments and simulation.
of Alberta Robotics Research Group - Specializes in telepresence, multi-agent
systems, robotic collectives, tactile sensing, and dextrous manipulation.
of Bochum Neuroinformatics Institute - Research topics include robotics, computer
vision, neural robotics skills, and navigation systems for autonomous mobile robots.
of Delaware Robotics and Control - Research topics include dynamic systems,
fabrication of novel robots, rehabilitation robotics, and precision farming machines.
of Maribor Institute of Robotics - Research is divided into three groups:
industrial robotics, kinematics and simulations, and power electronics.
of Texas at Austin Robotics Research Group - A research group focusing on
the development of intelligent, modular, and reconfigurable robotics and automation
of Zurich AI Lab - Works on biologically inspired robotics, particularly the
principle of embodied intelligence. The lab is transdisciplinary and includes
researchers in the fields of computer science, mathematics, physics, biology,
ethology, neurobiology, psychology, mechanical and electronics.
Mobile Robotics Laboratory - University of the Philippines Electronics and
Electrical Engineering Department robotics lab. Primarily concerned with mobile
robots as intelligent agents. Research areas included path planning and area mapping.
Vision and Robotics Research - University of Rochester group specializing
in appearance based recognition, mobile robots, and the use virtual reality techniques
in psychophysics experiments to learn about the human brain and the human visual
Center for Robotics and Embedded Systems - CRES is the second largest robotics
research center in the United States. Brings together more than eight USC robotics
Robotics Research Lab - Part of the University of Southern California Center
for Robotics and Embedded Systems. Research includes multi-robot interaction,
coordination, and communication; humanoid robotics; and software development.
Intelligent Robotics Research - University of Texas group working on spatial
semantic hierarchies, vision recognition systems, manipulators, and mobile robots.
- UWE Intelligent
Autonomous Systems Lab - Researches ways in which autonomous robots - large
and small; walking, climbing and flying - can be developed to 'do the right thing
at the right time'.
University Intelligent Robotics Laboratory - Research topics include human-robot
teams, human-robot interface, mobile robot navigation, range-free perception-based
navigation, sensory egospheres, and vision/image processing systems.
Robot Localization - Research on various statistical localization architectures,
with focus on vision based systems done by David Yuen of the University of Auckland
Robotics Group. Description, presentations, and bibliography.
Brussels AI Laboratory - Current focus is on the origins of language and robotic
agents. Prior research projects include a robotic fish and other mobile robots.
Machines Catalogue - Provide a list of walking machines developed in the robotics
research community. Search for robots as well as submit walking robot via a web
Center for Space Automation and Robotics - WCSAR is a NASA sponsored research
center that helps with the commercialization of robotics, automation, and other