Welcome to the Advanced Robotics Lab

Our goal is to control complex and dynamic behaviors of robots with human-comparable ability to move and manipulate in challenging environments, through control theories, optimization and machine learning. In order to best utilize the hardware facilities in the ECR, we are interested in producing skilful, agile, athletic, and well coordinated physical motions and interactions for the humanoid Valkyrie, the ANYmal quadruped, and bi-manual Husky robots.

Research Directions

  • Control algorithms for dynamic robot motion: dynamic locomotion, multi-contact mobility, loco-manipulation.
  • Torque/impedance control for safe and compliant physical-interactions.
  • Machine learning for versatile locomotion of humanoid robots.
  • Transferring human motor control and coordination skills to humanoids.