The Biomechatronics Lab is featured in two Voice of America video reports: a Spanish language report on “El futuro de los robots táctiles” and an expanded English report on “More than a Feeling, Robots Developing Sense of Touch.” Kenneth Gutierrez demonstrates his work on haptic perception through handheld objects. […]
[[This position has now been filled.]] We seek a Postdoctoral Scholar to join our research team immediately for a new project involving the haptic search and retrieval of objects buried in granular media, bimanual manipulation, and shared autonomy teleoperation of field deployable robots. MINIMUM requirements: Ph.D. degree in […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.