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33 Graduate Programs in Robotics part6 United States: YaleUniversity


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

33 Graduate Programs in Robotics part6 United States: YaleUniversity

There is a broad spectrum of research activities in vision and
robotics at Yale. The members of this group include faculty from
Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Psychology, Neuroscience,
and the Yale Medical School. Active areas of research include machine
vision, humanand computer object recognition, geometric reasoning,
mobile robotics, sensor-based manipulation, control of highly dynamic
nonlinear systems, planning, and learning. There is also a wide
spectrum of interdisciplinary work integrating robotics and machine

* James S. Duncan
Geometric/physical models for analysing biomedical images.
* Gregory D. Hager
Sensor-based/task-directed decision-making and planning.
* David J. Kriegman
Model-based object recognition, mobile robot navigation.
* Drew McDermott
Planning and scheduling reactive behavior, knowledge
representation, cognitive mapping.
* Eric Mjolsness
Neural network approaches to vision and visual memory.
* Pat Sharpe
Computational models of hippocampal spatial learning.
* Michael J. Tarr
Behavioral and computational approaches to visual cognition.
* Kenneth Yip Automated reasoning about complex dynamical systems.

6.1 Graduate Programs in Robotics part6 United States: Wilkes

Wilkes-Barre, PA

[108]Wilkes University is a small, private university located in
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Despite its size, Wilkes is well equipped
with robotics laboratories and has two faculty ( [109]Dr. C.R. Mirman
Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Illinois at Chicago and
[110]Dr. M.R. Stein, Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of
Pennsylvania) to sponsor graduate robotics research. Robotics is an
integral part of the undergraduate Mechanical Engineering curriculum,
and may be a topic for graduate study in Electrical Engineering.
Wilkes offers a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MS and Ph.D.
degree in Electrical Engineering. See also their [111]Robotics and
Automation page.

6.1 Graduate Programs in Robotics part6 United States: Other Unis

Boston University:

"Dept. of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering"

John Baillieul
Control of Mechanical Systems and Mathematical System Theory

Pierre Dupont
Robot Kinematics and Dynamics, Friction Compensation in

Ann Stokes
Theoretical Dynamics and Control

Matt Berkemeier
Legged Robots, Robot Control


Ithaca, NY Mechanical Engineering Bruce Donald


Roger Brockett

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT):

Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science both have strong robotics
efforts. Asada, Slotine, Brooks, Raibert and others are known and
respected for their work in direct-drive arm, control techniques,
architectures, running machines etc.

North Carolina State Univerisity:

Raleigh, NC Professor Ren Luo tel: 919.515.5199

[92]Purdue University

West Lafayette, Indiana 47907

Here's a pointer to Purdue's [93]Robot Vision Lab

* [94]Avi Kak: Vision and mobile robots
* Antti Koivo: Manipulation
* Mirek Skibiniewski: Construction Robotics
* Anthony Maciejewski: Kinematics of redundant robotic arms,
computer graphic techniques for animation, visualization
* George Lee: Robot Control, Fuzzy Logic, Neural Networks
* Akio Kosaka Vision-based navigation for mobile robots

Rennsalear Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

* George Saridis
* Arthur Sanderson
* Jon Wenn

About 20 PhD and 30 MS students. Path planning and multi-arm control
are current focus.

Stanford University

Palo Alto, CA


"Mechanical Engineering:"
* Bernard Roth (kinematics of manipulators)
* Mark Cutkosky: destrous manipulation and concurrent manufacturing
* Larry Liefer (rehabilitation, user interfaces)

"CS Department:"
* Nils Nilsson
* Mike Genesereth
* Jean-Claude Latombe (path planning and geometric reasoning)
* Leo Guibas (geometric reasoning)
* Tom Binford (vision)
* Yoav Shoham (agents)
* Oussama Khatib

"Aerospace Robotics Laboratory:"
* Bob Cannon
teleoperation, free flyers, space robotics, flexible manipulators

University of California at Berkeley

"Deparment of EE&CS"
* Prof. J. Canny
motion planning
* Prof. R. Fearing
tactile sensing, dextrous manipulation
* Prof. J. Malik
computer vision
* Prof. S. Sastry
multi-fingered hands, control

"Dept. of Optometry/EE&CS"
* Prof. L. Stark

"Dept. of Mechanical Engineering"
* Prof. R. Horowitz
control of robotic manipulators
* Prof. H. Kazerooni
man-robotic systems
* Prof. M. Tomizuka
control of robotic manipulators
* Richard Muller
micro mechanisms

University of Kansas

Space Technology Center (Telerobotics)

University of Kentucky

Center for Robotics and Manufacturing Systems (founded 1990)

University of Rochester

"Computer Science Department"
Well known Computer Vision group. See the following web pages:

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
Steve Jacobsen
Center for Engineering Design
3176 MEB

Hands, manipulators, biomedical applications, teleoperation. Micro
electro-mechanical systems design.

6.1 Graduate Programs in Robotics part7 Japan

[68]Waseda University Tokyo, Japan

Humanoid Research Laboratory (HUREL), Advanced Research Center for
Science and Engineering

[69]Humanoid Project


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