The overall goal of this research thrust is to establish new and fundable interdisciplinary collaborations amongst UMASS faculty that advance human-centered robotics. This will be achieved by hosting a series of activities that facilitate interactions and foster collaboration opportunities between UMass Amherst faculty and student researchers from robotics, human neuromechanics, and human wearable technology.
Beyond human-level dynamic motion control
The Dynamic and Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARoS) Laboratory at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the Manning College of Information and Computer Sciences is creating robotic systems for common goods. Our primary research area is in the dynamic locomotion of legged systems with a focus on the development of control architectures and their experimental validation. The ultimate goal of our group is to develop robots to be practical tools for human life by enhancing robotic systems to be faster, smarter, and more robust.