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  • RoboCup 2016
    The UT Austin Villa robot soccer team participating in an international RoboCup Competition.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Building-Wide Intelligence Robots in LARG Lab
    These robots are being designed and programmed to navigate autonomously through the building and interact with people.
  • 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.
  • 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

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

Fri, 01/11/2019

The Nuclear and Applied Robotics Group is looking for outstanding applicants for either post-doctoral or Research Associate positions to carry out research in the area of applied robotics for use in extreme environments. We are particularly focused on the nuclear, and oil & gas industries, though other application areas may be considered. The position(s) support research in autonomy, human-machine interfaces, mobile manipulation, control, and hardware/sensor integration. The high-level goals focus on advancing a systems’ semi-autonomous capabilities in uncertain environments to reduce the burden on the operator, improve task efficiency and safe operation. Additional responsibilities include:

Tue, 06/12/2018

A research team, led by Ufuk Topcu in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, has been selected by the DOD to lead a $7.5 million Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) project aimed at developing artificial intelligence for UAVs.