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The focus of the Robotics Area of Research Excellence is the design, modeling and control of systems that observe, move within, interact with, and act upon their environment. Such systems include mobile robots, micro-aerial vehicles and large active sensor networks. The application domains within this research cluster include bipedal and hexapedal robot locomotion, winged and rotor-based micro-aerial vehicle control, robot navigation, multi-robot coordination and distributed sensor network optimization.
In 2017, the College of Engineering established the CoRIS (Collaborative Robotics and Intelligent Systems) Institute. The mission of this interdisciplinary institute is to study the theory, design, development and deployment of robots and intelligent systems in both the physical world and virtual environments. Learn more about CoRIS.