Our mobile robot assistant working alongside human associates (project with BMW) Our collaborative robots predict humans’ actions and react Our intelligent robot teammates help nurses to make decisions in hospitals #htmlcaption

Welcome to the Interactive Robotics Group!

In everyday settings, from factories to hospitals, it is increasingly common to see robots working alongside people. But because robots lack the intelligence to accommodate their more dynamic human partners, robots and humans work independently.  In nearly every industry, the "either/or" tasking of people and robots results in massive inefficiency in producing goods and services.

We enhance human capability by designing machine intelligence that enables robots to work alongside humans as highly effective teammates. Our vision is to harness the relative strengths of humans and robots to accomplish what neither can do alone.

Our lab is directed by Prof. Julie Shah in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and affiliated with the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.