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.
Ryan P. Manis’ paper titled, “Independent digit contributions to rotational manipulation in a three-digit pouring task requiring dynamic stability,” has been published in Experimental Brain Research. Citation: Manis, R. P and Santos, V. J. “Independent digit contributions to rotational manipulation in a three-digit pouring task requiring dynamic stability.” […]
The Biomechatronics Lab is featured in a National Science Foundation Science Nation video titled, “Giving robots and prostheses the human touch,” as part of National Robotics Week. The video was hosted by PBS NewsHour science and technology correspondent Miles O’Brien and edited by Kate Tobin. Our lab’s video […]
Randall B. Hellman’s extended abstract titled, “Development of probabilistic models for real-time perception of geometric features with a sensorized artificial finger,” was accepted for poster presentation at the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) Workshop on “Robotic Hands, Grasping, and Manipulation.”
Dr. Santos was quoted in a March 2015 Newsmax MaxLife article on state-of-the-art biomechatronic prosthetics titled, “Six Million Dollar Man Becomes Reality,” written by John Edwards. Ryan Manis and Randall Hellman are featured in the photo provided courtesy of ASU Magazine and Dan Vermillion of Vermillion Studio.
Congratulations to Kenneth Gutierrez and Eric Chang for their National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Awards! NSF received over 16,000 applications for the 2015 competition, and made only 2,000 fellowship award offers. Kenneth and Eric were in that elite top 12.5%!