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Robotics Research Featured in NSF's Science Nation

The tiny robots built in Sarah Bergbreiter's microrobotics lab are featured in this film from the National Science Foundation's Science Nation video series.
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About the Maryland Robotics Center

The Maryland Robotics Center is an interdisciplinary research center housed in the Institute for Systems Research within the A. James Clark School of Engineering. The mission of the center is to advance robotic systems, underlying component technologies, and applications of robotics through research and educational programs that are interdisciplinary in nature and based on a systems approach.

The center's research activities include all aspects of robotics including development of component technologies (e.g., sensors, actuators, structures, and communication), novel robotic platforms, and intelligence and autonomy for robotic systems. The center consists of faculty members spanning the following academic departments: Aerospace Engineering, Bioengineering, Biology, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Kinesiology and Mechanical Engineering. Research projects in the center are supported by the major federal funding agencies including NSF, ARO, ARL, ONR, AFOSR, NIH, DARPA, NASA, and NIST.

Current research areas

. Collaborative, Cooperative, Networked Robotics: bio-inspired robotics concepts, time-delayed robotics, robotic swarms, robotic cooperation under limited communication, and distributed robotics.

. Medical Robotics: MRI-compatible surgical robotics, haptics-enabled AFM, exoskeletons for rehabilitation, and magnetic micromanipulation for drug delivery.

. Miniature Robotics: mesoscale robots; bio-inspired sensing, actuation, and locomotion; cell manipulation (optical, AFM based, and micro fluidics); and micro and nano manipulation (optical and magnetic).

. Robotics for Extreme Environments: space robotics and autonomous deep-submergence sampling systems.

. Unmanned Vehicles: micro air vehicles, unmanned sea surface vehicles, unmanned underwater vehicles, and planetary surface rovers.


Robot videos
More than 100 robot videos available on our YouTube channel!

Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Miniature Robotics
Are you an undergraduate student interested in micro robotics? Come, learn more about our REU program, sponsored by the National Science Foundation!

Master of Engineering in Robotics
Learn more about this new degree from the Clark School of Engineering

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Upcoming Events

April 17, 2014 10:00 a.m.
ME Seminar | Additive Manufacturing/3DPrinting - Processes, Applications, & Research Opportunities More»

April 24, 2014 4:30 p.m.
Whiting-Turner Business & Entrepreneurial Lecture: Abdur Chowdhury More»

April 29, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Celebration of Innovation and Partnerships  More»

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