About Maryland Robotics Center
The Maryland Robotics Center is an interdisciplinary research center housed in the Institute for Systems Research (link is external) within the A. James Clark School of Engineering (link is external). 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. [read more]
Undergraduate starfish-robot project part of ONR SEA-STAR grant:
The starfish robot is a prototype developed in Dr. Derek A. Paley's Collective Dynamics and Control Laboratory. This cool video by Aerospace Engineering freshman students describes their effort to design, build, and test a starfish-inspired robot.