New teleoperated bimanual mobile manipulator has arrived

The Biomechatronics Lab has received its new teleoperated bimanual mobile manipulator, which features robotics technology from Clearpath, Robotiq, SynTouch, Carnegie Robotics, and RE2 Robotics. System integration was performed by RE2 Robotics as part of a $1.4M research instrumentation grant from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Naval Research titled, “Field deployable, bimanual mobile manipulator system for research on haptics-enabled dexterous manipulation.”  The grant complements a five-year, $1.6M research grant awarded in June 2016, also from the Office of Naval Research, for “Haptic search and retrieval of objects buried within granular media.”

A special thank you to the RE2 Robotics team for their amazing work on this challenging project!