Automation, Robotics and Control


Advanced Mechanical Bipedal Experimental Robotics Lab

Research in the Automation, Robotics and Control area varies from fundamental research in control theory to the conception, design, and prototype evaluation of innovative mechatronics systems and applications to automation. Research in mechatronics focuses on the fusion of mechanical and electrical disciplines in modern engineering processes, aimed at achieving a cost-effective, optimal balance between mechanical structure and their overall control. Research topics include active and passive damping, adaptive learning and robust control of systems with uncertainty, automated manufacturing and demanufacturing, fuzzy and neural networks for control and identification, precision engineering and motion control, multimedia technology, intelligent sensors and acutators, vision-based motion control, and teleoperation.

Academic Faculty

         Frank Hammond

     Ani Mazumdar  Ellen Chen Mazumdar   

 Greg Sawicki    Ye Zhao


Research Facilities

  • Advanced Crane Laboratory
  • Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics Research Laboratory
  • Fluid Power and Motion Control Center
  • Input Shaping Resource Laboratory
  • Intelligent Machines Dynamics Laboratory
  • J. Erskine Love Jr. Manufacturing Building
    (Faculty and graduate student offices and labs)
  • Precision Machining Research Consortium
  • Robotics Mechanisms Laboratory