This article is from the Robotics FAQ, by Kevin Dowling firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
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 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 ( Dr. C.R. Mirman
Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Illinois at Chicago and
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 Robotics and
6.1 Graduate Programs in Robotics part6 United States: Other Unis
"Dept. of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering"
Control of Mechanical Systems and Mathematical System Theory
Robot Kinematics and Dynamics, Friction Compensation in
Theoretical Dynamics and Control
Legged Robots, Robot Control
Ithaca, NY Mechanical Engineering Bruce Donald
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
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907
Here's a pointer to Purdue's Robot Vision Lab
* 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.
Palo Alto, CA
* Bernard Roth (kinematics of manipulators)
* Mark Cutkosky: destrous manipulation and concurrent manufacturing
* Larry Liefer (rehabilitation, user interfaces)
* 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
* Prof. R. Fearing
tactile sensing, dextrous manipulation
* Prof. J. Malik
* 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
* Prof. M. Tomizuka
control of robotic manipulators
* Richard Muller
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
Center for Engineering Design
Hands, manipulators, biomedical applications, teleoperation. Micro
electro-mechanical systems design.
6.1 Graduate Programs in Robotics part7 Japan
Waseda University Tokyo, Japan
Humanoid Research Laboratory (HUREL), Advanced Research Center for
Science and Engineering