Overview

Texas Robotics unites robotics efforts at The University of Texas at Austin with goals to enable deeper collaborations, accelerate and grow research programs, and provide comprehensive educational offerings. Four top ten ranked departments house our core faculty: Computer Science; Mechanical Engineering; Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics; and Electrical and Computer Engineering. The University has dedicated significant resources to support and expand robotics at UT, including funding the renovation of the Anna Hiss Gymnasium, which will become the new home for Texas Robotics; and the hiring of 8 new faculty members, which will result in doubling the original size of our core faculty. Additionally, our Graduate Portfolio Program in Robotics both enables students to attain a certification for their robotics expertise on their diplomas and provides a bi-weekly seminar series accessible to consortium members. We are building on our team’s already exceptional track record for producing world-class research to emerge as one of the world’s top robotics groups.

Texas Robotics’ Industrial Affiliate Program, the Robotics Consortium, forges close relationships between robotics students and researchers at UT Austin and our natural partners in industry. It fuels growth by creating an exchange in which affiliate partners benefit from access to cutting edge research and top talent while University researchers gain a clear understanding of the real-world challenges confronting our partners. Membership in this program is about creating the future of robotics at UT Austin and beyond. Opportunities include directed research, a unique program of embedded researchers in groups within the consortium, premier access for recruitment, and more.

ROBOTICS RESEARCH

Texas Robotics conducts world-class research in areas including:
· General Purpose Autonomy
· Robotics in Hazardous Environments
· Autonomous Off-Road Vehicles
· Assisted Rehabilitation
· Robotic Surgery
· Reinforcement Learning
· Autonomous Systems
· Human Robot Interaction
· Multiagent Systems