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This article is from the Robotics FAQ, by Kevin Dowling nivek@cs.cmu.edu with numerous contributions by others.

31 Graduate Programs in Robotics part6 United States: GeorgiaInstitute of Technology

"Atlanta, GA"
"Georgia Institute of Technology Robotics Activities"
See also: [87]MRLHome.html Application study areas include:
* Servo control and low level coordination
* Machine intelligence and high level control
* Design, sensors and actuators
* Human/machine interface

Robot applications are in areas such as manufacturing {K. Lee} poultry
processing {W. Daley, G. McMurray, J.C. Thompson} and nuclear waste
inspection and cleanup {R. Arkin, W. Book, S. Dickerson, T. Collins,
A. Henshaw} are underway.

Several robotics researchers are regularly involved in a student
aerial robot design competition in which concurrent engineering
concepts are being used to tailor the characteristics of the
system.{D. Schrage} This competition, held at Georgia Tech and
sponsored by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems, has been
won by Georgia Tech entries for two of the three years it has been
held.

Current research topics and researchers:
* Long arm control
W. Book
* Parallel actuation of manipulators
K. Lee
* 3DOF direct drive actuator
K. Lee
* Special purpose end-effectors
R. Bohlander, H. Lipk
* Parallel processing computer architectures for robot sensing and
control.
R. Bohlander, C. Alford, T. Collins, A. Henshaw
* Laser generated ultrasound to sense structure of materials
C. Ume
* Gallium arsenide based rad-hard electronics.
W. Hunt
* Autonmous vehicles positioning
S. Dickerson
* Collision avoidance techniques
R. Arkin, W. Book
* Flexible arm control
W. Book
* Two arm coordinated motion.
Alford, Vachtsevanos
* Advanced feedback control, learning control, bounded uncertainty
approach, applications to rigid and flexible manipulators, force
control .
N Sadegh, Y Chen, W. Book
* Architectures, Framework for reactive control and hierarchical
planning, vision feedback, fuzzy logic application
Arkin, D. Lawton, G Vachtsevanos
* Human Computer Interaction
M Kelly, H. Lipkin

6.1 Graduate Programs in Robotics part6 United States: Iowa State
University

"Iowa Center for Emerging Manufacturing Technology"
"Ames, Iowa 50011"
See also: [88]http:// www.vislab.iastate.edu

Iowa State University has one of the better visualization labs in the
country. The lab consists of mainly mechanical engineers and computer
scientists.

6.1 Graduate Programs in Robotics part6 United States: New York University (NYU)

NYU's Department of Computer Science home page is at:
[89]http://cs.nyu.edu/ "Degrees:"
We offer Ph.D. and MS in computer science. Ph.D. students may work
thesis research in robotics. MS students may work on a thesis (as a
substitute for one course). All graduate students are eligible to
enroll in Advaned Laboratory and work on a project in robotics.
Qualified undergraduates may take Independent Study.

The Department of Computer Science offers graduate and undergraduate
courses in robotics, computer vision, AI and neural computation. There
is also a weekly robotics colloquim For admissions information,
contact karmen@cs.nyu.edu

"Research (1994):"
* Multimedia (Schwartz, Wallace, Perlin) See Below
* 3-D target recognition (Hummel)
* Grasp Metrics (Mishra, Yap)
* Reactive Robotics (Mishra)
* Wavelets and Compression (Mallat)
* Human Body Animation (Perlin)

"Faculty:"
* Ken Perlin (Computer Graphics, Multimedia)
* Jacob T. Schwartz (Robotics, Multimedia, Computational Logic)
* Bud Mishra (Robotics, Theory of Computation)
* Chee Yap (Robotics, Computational Geometry)
* Stephane Mallat (Wavelets, Computer Vision)
* Robert Hummel (Computer Vision)

"What is Multimedia Robotics?"
"Multimedia Robotics" is a new area of computer science concerning new
markets for robotics technology, emphasizing the emerging areas of
virtual reality and telepresence, animation and entertainment, and
bioscience material processing.

Wrench Displays
Force and Torque input/output devices for user interfaces, also
called "haptic displays".

Bioscience Applications
Microrobots in DNA micromanipulation,
Wrench displays for surgical VR training applications,
Microsurgical instruments

Advanced actuators for VR and Multimedia
Scaling theory and dynamics of piezeoelectrics, shape memory
metals, electromagnetics and other new actuator technolgies.

Telepresence
Robotics and the WWW, Video Telephony, Telesensuality

Research underway at NYU represents each of these four areas.

6.1 Graduate Programs in Robotics part6 United States: Northeastern University

[90]Northeastern University>

Boston, MA 02115 The Marine Systems
Engineering Laboratory (MSEL) of Northeastern University is pleased to
announce its presence on the World Wide Web at [91]MSEL Home Page MSEL
is a small, internationally-known lab that focuses on research in
ocean engineering, in particular autonomous underwater vehicles
(AUVs). AUVs are unmanned, untethered submersibles that are capable of
carrying out missions autonomously. MSEL developed one of the first
AUVs, EAVE-EAST. Currently, the EAVE AUVs are in their third
generation, the EAVE-III vehicles. The lab maintains two EAVE-III
vehicles for both single-agent and multiagent research. The lab is
also developing a long-range AUV (LRAUV) for extended full-ocean depth
missions. We have active research programs focusing on intelligent AUV
control, AUV control architectural issues, long-range AUV development
for ocean science applications, and multiple AUV systems and
cooperative distributed problem solving.

6.1 Graduate Programs in Robotics part6 United States: University of
Massachusetts

"Laboratory for Perceptual Robotics"
Computer Science Department
www: [96]http://piglet.cs.umass.edu:4321/lpr.html

"Faculty:"

Rod Grupen
Robin Popplestone

The lab is equipped with two General Electric P-50 robots, two GE A4s,
a Zebra Zero, and a Denning mobile platform. In addition, the P-50s
are fitted with a 4-fingered Utah/MIT and a 3-fingered Stanford/JPL*
dexterous hand, respectively. The lab includes VxWorks distributed VME
controllers and an experimental real-time kernel (Spring kernel).
Research conducted at the lab includes:

* controller composition for coordinating multiple robots
* grasp planning
* geometric reasoning for robust assembly & fine motion control
* learning for admittance control & path optimization
* biological models of motor planning
* proprioceptive, tactile, & visual model acquisition
* trajectory planning, coarse reaching
* state-space decomposition

The laboratory also engages in collaborative research with the
Computer Vision (A. Hanson, E. Riseman, directors) and Adaptive
Networks (A. Barto, director) groups within the department.

6.1 Graduate Programs in Robotics part6 United States: University of
Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI

Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science are
relevant to robotics research. Research includes includes machine
vision, systems and control, multiple cooperating agents (arms and
mobile), and application of SOAR to robots (arms and mobile) in
conjunction with SOAR groups at CMU and elsewhere.

Umich robotics work can be found at [97]Umich Robotics "Contacts"
* Johann Borenstein [98]johann_borenstein@um.cc.umich.edu
* Yorem Koren [99]yorem_koren@um.cc.umich.edu

6.1 Graduate Programs in Robotics part6 United States: University of
Pennsylvania.

UPenn offers Masters and PhD programs in Robotics and Robotics related
fields of study. These programs are offered through the Departments of
Computer and Information Science, Systems Engineering, and Mechanical
Engineering and Applied Mechanics. The bulk of the robotics research
is conducted in the inter-disciplinary General Robotics and Active
Sensory Perception (GRASP) laboratory. [100]GRASP Web SiteActive areas
of research are Telerobotics, Multiple Arm Control, Robotic Vision,
Learning Control, Multi-agent Robotics and Mechanical Design.

"Faculty"
* R. Bajcsy
* R.P. Paul
* Vijay Kumar
* Max Mintz
* Jim Ostrowski
* Eero Simoncelli

 

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