NASA awarded our team a Valkyrie humanoid robot. We are looking forward to collaborating with NASA, our colleagues at MIT and Space Robotics Challenge competitors to advance the autonomy on Valkyrie. This is an exciting project between Northeastern University professors Taşkın Padır (Electrical and Computer Engineering) and Robert Platt (College of Computer and Information Science), and University of Massachusetts, Lowell professor Holly Yanco (Computer Science). More information

Robotics and Intelligent Vehicles Research Laboratory

The Robotics and Intelligent Vehicles Research Laboratory (RIVeR Lab) at Northeastern University, originally founded in 2010 at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, aims to advance the capabilities of autonomous robots and intelligent vehicles. Research activities focus on design, analysis, implementation and control of intelligent vehicles, mobile robots, walking robots, manipulators and adaptive systems. Aligned with Northeastern University core values of contribution, diversity, engagement, integrity, and opportunity, our projects bring science and technology together with real-world problems.

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Robotics Seminar: Sertaç Karaman, MIT

Control Synthesis and Visual Perception for Agile Autonomous Vehicles Speaker: Sertac Karaman Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems Institute for Data, Systems and Society Massachusetts Institute of...

Robotics Seminar: Philip Long, Northeastern University

Modeling of closed chain systems and sensor based control of robot manipulators Time: 20 April 17, Thursday, 3:30pm Place: ISEC 136 Abstract: In this talk, two subjects are studied, closed chain systems and sensor based control of robot manipulators. Closed chain...

Open House: Valkyrie Awaits

Professors Dagmar Sternad and Taskin Padir and their hard-working students invite you to the Action Lab Open House. Please join us to meet NASA Johnson Space Center's humanoid robot Valkyrie (R5), and interact with the team members who are developing autonomous...

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