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.
2012-08 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.
2012-03 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).