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 po
sitions are opening. Please send your CV, English score, and Transcript to Dr. Luo.
2023-02 We are expanding! new MIAR Agricultural Robotics Lab is now located at the Engineering Teaching Research Laboratory (ETRL) 110.
2023-01 The paper “A protein aerogel with distinctive filtration capabilities for formaldehyde and particulate pollutants” published in the Separation and Purification Technology.
2022-12 We received a new grant from Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission (WTFRC) for our research studying apple harvesting robot (Phase2).
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).