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SCHOOL OF MECHANICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING Mechanically-Intelligent Autonomous Robotics (MIAR) Laboratory

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Our research focuses on autonomous robotic systems that utilize natural mechanical features as a part of their intelligence. The goal of our research is to address the fundamental challenges of robots: modeling, sensing, control, and planning. Our research targets emerging technologies in human-robot interaction including home care and search and rescue.

Two PhD positions are opening. Please send your CV, English score, and Transcript to Dr. Luo. 

 

News:

2022-08 The paper “Design, Analysis, and Real-Time Simulation of a 3D Soft Robotic Snake” published in the soft robotics.

2022-06 The paper “Tailoring bimodal protein fabrics for enhanced air filtration performance” published in the Separation and Purification Technology.

2022-06 We received a new grant from National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) for our research studying apple flower thinning robot.

2022-03 We received a new grant from Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission (WTFRC) for our research studying apple harvesting robot.

2021-12 Our soft robot project was featured in “Researchers receive $125,000 from Cougar Cage program” from WSU Insider (2021).

2021-12 The paper “Soft Mobile Robots: a Review of Soft Robotic Locomotion Mode” published in the Current Robotics Reports (Invited paper).

2021-11 The paper “Interface-tailored Forces Fluffing Protein Fiber Membranes for High-performance Filtration” published in the Separation and Purification Technology.

2020-08 The Paper “AFREEs: Active Fiber Reinforced Elastomeric Enclosures” published in the processings of the 2020 IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics, was nominated for the Best Paper Award.

2020-03 The Paper “Human Interface for Teleoperated Object Manipulation with a Soft Growing Robot” published in the processings of the 2020 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, was nominated for the Best Paper Award in Human-Robot Interaction (HRI).