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  • RoboCup 2016
    The UT Austin Villa robot soccer team participating in an international RoboCup Competition.
  • Reneu'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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Robotics Research

UT Researchers in multiple departments work in many critical fields including healthcare (surgery/rehabilitation), autonomous vehicles, drilling, manufacturing, space exploration, nuclear, and defense.

Robotics Education

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

We have launched a seminar series in robotics which will be held on every other Wed at 11am in CPE 2.206. Note the new location for the seminar.

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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

Threading the needle video
Thu, 03/31/2016

The Nuclear & Applied Robotics Group took its hands-free interface for high precision on the road a few weeks back and deployed the system on a robot at the Southwest Research Institute who were kind enough to produce a nice video of the results.

Thu, 02/18/2016

In 2014 the Seton Brain and Spine Recovery Center had a problem. Their patients were performing shoulder exercises incorrectly and subjecting themselves to further injury. “We were looking for a device to help cue the patient when they are overusing the upper trapezius and hiking the shoulder,” says Eric Lantz, an occupational therapist at Seton. Dr. Sulzer and his students went straight to work to address the problem . Click here to read the full article.

Mon, 01/18/2016

We are pleased to announce the schedule for the UT Robotics Seminar series for Spring 2016. The seminars will be held every other week on Wed 4-5pm in GDC 4.304

Please contact Dr. Luis Sentis or Dr. Scott Niekum for more information.