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  • Hume in the Human Centered Robotics Lab
    Hume remains balanced while walking by observing the center of mass position error relative to a reference path and re-planning at every step a new trajectory.
  • Dreamer in the Human Centered Robotics Lab
    Dreamer showing off its beautiful facial expressions, and articulated arms and torso. Researchers are developing novel controllers for Dreamer to achieve collaborative tasks with human users.
  • ReNue's ACT Hand
    Anatomically Correct Test-bed (ACT) Hand with human-like bones, joints, tendons and muscles
  • NRG's Robotic Arms
    Industrial Reconfigurable Anthropomorphic Dual-arm (IRAD) System for use in gloveboxes and other hazardous environments. It replaces or augments operators performing radiochemistry or manufacturing tasks
  • Building-Wide Intelligence Robots in LARG Lab
    These robots are being designed and programmed to navigate autonomously through the building and interact with people.
  • RoboCup 2016
    The UT Austin Villa robot soccer team participating in an international RoboCup Competition.
  • RoboCup 2016
    The UT Austin Villa robot soccer team participating in an international RoboCup Competition.
  • ReNeu Harmony upper body exoskelton
    ReNue Lab's HARMON is an upper body exoskeleton designed for rehabilitation

Robotics Research

Researchers in multiple departments work to advance the capaibity of robotics numerous application spaces including social, surgical, rehabilitation, vehicles, drilling, manufacturing, space, nuclear, and defense.

Robotics Education

UT has world-class opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate education and offer a Graduate Portfolio Program in Robotics


Robotics Outreach

UT researchers regularly host robotics activities to engage the community at-large. These include lab tours, workshops and also on-site demonstrations.

News & Events

Mon, 07/08/2019

Dr. Mitch Pryor is speaking at the Austin Central Library's Austin Forum on Technology and Society on July 9th at 6:15 pm (refreshments start at 5:45 pm). The abstract: Robots have long fascinated humans for their amazing potential, but this is also a very real industry. Industrial robotics is a massive industry, especially in manufacturing, and they are becoming more capable rapidly fueled by advances in AI as well as electronics and precision sensors, machining, and more.

Wed, 07/03/2019

Robots are meant to make our jobs easier, but there are many questions about how we are supposed to interact with robots and how they will interact with us. Thanks to the work from some aspiring mechanical engineers at the University of Texas, they are making breakthroughs that could soon be implemented for companies, agencies and even in our every day lives.

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Wed, 07/03/2019

In the future, your co-worker might be a robot.