Dr. Santos was awarded a $719,000 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, […]
Biomechatronics Lab alumni, Dr. Randall B. Hellman and Dr. Ruben Ponce Wong, were co-authors of a paper titled, “Discriminability of Single and Multichannel Intracortical Microstimulation within Somatosensory Cortex,” which has been published in Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, section on Bionics and Biomimetics. This research was conducted in collaboration with […]
The Biomechatronics Lab is featured in a Science News article titled, “For robots, artificial intelligence gets physical,” written by Meghan Rosen. Our robot testbed was also featured on the cover! The article highlights Dr. Randall Hellman’s haptics-driven reinforcement learning research, in collaboration […]
Undergraduate researcher Steven Yin was the second author of a paper titled, “Surgical Hand Tracking in Open Surgery Using a Versatile Motion Sensing System: Are We There Yet?,” which has been published in American Surgeon. This research was conducted in collaboration with Dr. Peyman Benharash (Bioengineering, Cardiothoracic Surgery, UCLA). Citation: Genovese, […]
The Biomechatronics Lab was featured in a trailer for a 2017 documentary titled, “NEO,” directed by Douglisio DiMuccio and Rob Miller of Voyage Creative Group. NEO is a “hybrid of documentary and visual art piece that depicts the current state of technology, our humanity and where the two […]
The Biomechatronics Lab was filmed for a 2017 documentary titled, “NEO,” directed by Douglisio DiMuccio and Rob Miller of Voyage Creative Group. NEO is a “hybrid of documentary and visual art piece that depicts the current state of technology, our humanity and where the two may intertwine and […]
The Biomechatronics Lab is featured in a National Science Foundation video titled, “Generation Robot,” to mark five years of multi-agency National Robotics Initiative (NRI) efforts to “accelerate the research, development and use of robots that work beside or cooperatively with people.” The lab’s video clips begin at 2:59 […]
Dr. Santos was awarded a $1.6M, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Naval Research titled, “Haptic search and retrieval of objects buried within granular media.” The goal is to develop haptics-enabled capabilities for teleoperated mobile manipulation robots that support human-in-the-loop missions.
The Biomechatronics Lab and its “BairClaw” robot hand testbed is featured in a UCLA Daily Bruin article titled, “UCLA lab working to create machine that simulates touch,” written by Brianna Campbell.
The Biomechatronics Lab is featured in a PCMag article titled, “Up Close With the ‘BairClaw’ Robot Hand,” written by Sophia Stuart. The article highlights research conducted with robot hand and arm technology from Barrett Technology, multimodal tactile sensor technology from SynTouch, and our custom BairClaw robot hand testbed.