About robots, robot development
and those who make it happen
  • AASS Mobile Robotics Lab.

    Formerly known as the AASS Mobile Robotics Lab, Orebro University's mobile robotics lab is now named the Cognitive Robotic Systems Laboratory (CRSL) at AASS. Its mission is to perform basic and applied research of cognitive robotic systems and to address…

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  • Active Structures Lab.

    The Active Structures Laboratory of the Université Libre de Bruxelles specializes in such areas as walking machines and micro and mini robots. Some of their projects are being used in robotics facilities and space explorations. Projects the laboratory…

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  • Artificial Muscle Research Inst.

    The AMRI of the University of Mexico is home to a remarkable research lab that focuses on artificial muscles and ionic polymer gels. Lab Director Mohsen Shainpoor co-created patented soft actuators and artificial muscles. He also created an artificial…

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  • Automation and Robotics Research Inst.

    The ARRI of the University of Texas at Arlington aims to become the global leader of Micro engineering. Their research focuses in part on the fundamental issues in robotics and micro technology. They are collaborating with other engineering groups to…

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  • Biomimetic Robotics Lab.

    The Biomimetic Robotics Lab at Stanford University is working on developing a new breed of biologically-inspired robots that will have the latest technology. They have already made a series of robots called the Sprawl family, hand-sized hexapedal robots…

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  • Biomimetic Underwater Robot Program

    The Biomimetic Underwater Robot Program at Northeastern University specializes in biomimetic robots, autonomous underwater robots and biomimetic neurotechnology. So far they have created a lamprey-like robot designed for remote sensing operations in water…

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  • BioRobotics Lab.

    Harvard University's Biorobotics Laboratory focuses on research on the role of sensing and mechanical designs in motor control in robots and humans. They have developed applications in teleoperated robots and also intelligent sensors. Their primary research…

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  • Bluebotics

    BlueBotics is a Swiss company which specializes in autonomous navigation. They have developed Autonomous Navigation Technology which enables autonomous vehicle movement.

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  • Bristol Robotics Lab.

    The Bristol robotics Laboratory is the largest academic center for multi-disciplinary robotics research in the UK. Their mission is to understand the engineering and social roles of robotics. They have accomplished many robotics projects, including the…

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  • Carnegie Mellon U. (CMU)

    Starting out as the Carnegie Technical Schools in 1900, the Carnegie Mellon University is one of America’s top private research institutions. The institute is composed of seven colleges and several independent schools. CMUA’s Robotics Institute is the…

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  • Chalmers U.

    Founded by William Chalmers, the Chalmers University of Technology aims at becoming the most attractive universities in the world through internationally acclaimed research and education together with a professional innovation procedure.

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  • Chinese Academy of Sciences

    Founded by Guomindang nationalist government in 1928, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) aims exploring and harnessing the natural sciences and high technology to benefit China and the world.

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  • CHUO U.

    Chou University in Japan is home to the Osumi Laboratory robotics lab, which develops advanced robot systems. Students learn how to exploit redundancy included in robotic systems and achieve cooperative handling based on position controllers. Their research…

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  • Delft Biorobotics Lab.

    Delft Biorobotics Laboratory aims at developing safe, efficient and novel robotic systems with biology related applications and/or biologically inspired designs, such as robotic arms that can be used for rehabilitation and bipedal walking machines.

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  • ETHZ Inst. of Robotics

    ETHZ’s Institute of Robotics has a long history of robotics achievements. The main lab is divided into many specialty labs, such as the Autonomous Systems Lab (ASL) and Agile & Dexterous Robotics Lab (ADRL), each with its own robotics projects. The ADRL,…

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  • Helsinki U. of Tech.

    The ATL at Helsinki University of Technology is a top-caliber research and teaching facility in the field of automation technology and robotics. Several groups have formed under the lab, including the GIM. This group has created many robots, including…

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  • ICS Computer Vision and Robotics Lab.

    The CVRL at Greece’s Institute of Computer Science was created to perform research and development in autonomous mobile robots. Among their robot creations is the Plato, a 4-wheeled skid drive robotic platform, and a Rotocraft Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.…

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  • Imperial College of U. of London

    Established in 1907, the Imperial College London is one of the United Kingdom’s leading public research universities. The college has established various laboratories to equip its students with hands-on experience and vital technology.

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  • INHA U.

    Established in 1954, the Inha University is a private school in South Korea and has a mission to build students’ characters, search for the truth, as well as serve the nation in order to represent the university’s principles of diligence, creativity and…

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  • Inst. de Automatica Industrial (IAI)

    The Instituto de Automatica Industrial (IAI) serves as an important Research Center in the field of robotics. Associated with the CSIC (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas), it aims at carrying out R&D for the evaluation, development and synthesis…

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  • Intelligent Robotics Lab. (IRL)

    The IRL at Vanderbilt University works to advance state-of-the-art intelligent systems. Through their research on autonomous robots and mobile robotics, they have created such robots as scooter robot ATRV-Jr. Other areas of focus include biologically-inspired,…

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  • Intelligent Servosystems Lab.

    The ISL at the University of Maryland performs extensive robotics research. Their focus is to advance state-of-the-art design and real-time control of intelligent systems. Among the lab’s impressive list of projects is the robotic hand the Modular Dexterous…

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  • ISA System Engineering and Automation Department

    The ISA System Engineering and Automation Department is home to many achievements in the field of robotics, including a wheelchair robot and a mobile robot that can deliver objects. The lab engages in a wide range of areas in robotic research, including…

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  • Japan Robot Association

    The Japan Robot Association (JARA) is a trade association, consisting of Japanese companies that manufacture and develop robot technology. It strives to promote the use of robotics in society and industry and participates in various promotional activities…

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  • JKU Linz

    Austria's JKU Linz offers students 110 educational institutes, including the Institute for Robotics (ROBIN). This Institute is dedicated to looking at a better technology and robotics platform that can be beneficial not only for the school but also for…

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  • Karlsruhe Inst. of Tech.

    One of Germany’s largest and most prestigious research and education institutions, KIT is home to the Robotics Research Group. The group focuses on autonomous robots and industrial automation. They have developed several robots through the CoMiRo-Collective,…

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  • Kibertron Inc

    Based in Bulgaria, KIBERTRON Ltd. is an innovation company that was registered on March 11th, 2004. The company aims at working for the success of the KIBERTRON Project. The Robotics project focuses on researching, designing and constructing an intelligent…

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  • King Mongkut 's U. of Tech. Thonburi (KMUTT)

    Established in 1960, The King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) is Thailand’s leading technology academy that focuses not only on the teaching and research in engineering and technology but in serving the industry as well.

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  • Korea U. of Science and Tech.

    Korea Tech has had a 100% graduate career placement for 13 straight years and is the number one university in the country. Their School of Mechanical Engineering established the KUT BioRobotics Laboratory. The lab’s mission is to create and develop science,…

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  • Kyushu U.

    The Japanese Kyushu University is equipped with various robotics research institutes and laboratories to augment and compliment its effort of educating its students, especially those engaged in robotics and technology.

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  • Mecademic

    Mecademic designs and manufactures affordable desktop robot manipulators for research institutions, universities, and technical colleges. Its academic robots are essentially high-performance small industrial robots specifically designed for ease of use.

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  • NASA JPL Robotics

    NASA JPL Robotics focuses on projects for robotics space exploration and other terrestrial uses. They have developed autonomy software and sampling arms for the Mars rovers, allowing them to travel independently and record data. The lab has worked on…

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  • National Chiao Tung U.

    The College of Engineering at National Chiao Tung University conducts advanced robotics research in a wide variety of fields. The College made a name for itself and the University by creating a robot that won second place in an MIT competition. They also…

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  • National Taiwan U.

    Since 1928, NTU has been one of Taiwan's most dedicated institutions for higher learning. Members of its College of Engineering developed an energy-efficient robot, using the NI LabView and CompactRIO, that can move quickly and smoothly across different…

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  • National Taiwan U. of Sc. & Tech.

    Established in 1974, the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST) is Taiwan’s first and leading higher education institution. At the RoboCup soccer competition in the Netherlands, the team showcased human-like robots displaying their…

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  • National U. of Singapore (NUS)

    One of Asia’s premiere universities, NUS prides itself on its intelligent robotics research. The university's robotics lab, the IDMI, developed an intelligent artificial agent that it hopes can eventually be integrated into our society. NUS has a partnership…

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  • Ohio U.

    Ohio University is the ninth oldest university in the US, and is the first university that was established in the state of Ohio and the entire Northwest Territory. The university aims at developing its students intellectually and personally.

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  • Osaka U.

    Osaka University in Japan is the country’s 6th oldest university. The Graduate School of Information Science and Technology has made quite a name for Osaka University with its robotics research. Along other projects, a team there created a robotic hand…

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  • P&I Lab. Kawashima G.

    The P&I Lab in Japan is part of the Tokyo Institute of Technology's goal to use the latest technology developments, including robotics, to make important contributions in today’s society. The school strives to use a combination of various disciplines,…

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  • Politecnico Di Torino

    The Politecnico di Torino is an engineering public university. The institution stands as the oldest technical university in Italy. It also has its own Robotics Center where researchers have developed a biped humanoid robot, known as the IsaacRobot.

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  • Queen's U.

    Based in Kingston, Ontario, Queen's University is a well-known Canadian public research univer-sity. Students at the university have developed the FANUC F-200i Robot and addressed the fail-ure analysis of the DEXTER parallel manipulator.

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  • Robotic Systems Lab.

    ANU’s Robotic Systems Lab (RSL) performs research on mobile robot navigation and human-robot/computer interaction as well as other fields. The lab has worked on many projects together with other university labs. For its Autonomous Submersible Robot project,…

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  • Robotics & Intelligent Machines Lab.

    The Robotics and Intelligent Machines Lab at UC Berkeley is a leading academic lab in the field of medical robotics. One of its biggest projects is Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS). Lab researchers have created a way for an operation to be performed with…

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  • Robotics Lab.

    The Laval University Robotics Laboratory pioneers research in the study of parallel mechanisms and articulated robotic hands. They have made numerous partnerships with other labs as well as government agencies, including the Canadian Space Agency. One…

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  • Shanghai Jiao Tong U.

    Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China is not only one of the country's oldest universities, it ranks 37th in Engineering education worldwide. To help students be competitive in robotics, the school opened a robotics lab in 1979. Here, in the Robotics…

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  • Shimojo-Lab.

    The Shimojo Laboratory in Japan’s University of Electro-Communications studies a variety of robot systems. They focus on high speed tactile sensing technology, but also on slip sense, proximity sense and intelligent behavior. One of their projects, the…

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  • Simon Fraser U.

    SFU in Canada hopes that their robotics lab, LRV, can create better robotics technology, and develop methodologies and tools for such things as the design and execution of 2D and 3D vision with other AI elements. Among the lab’s notable projects includes…

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  • System Dynamics Lab.

    Utsunomiya University’s Systems Dynamics Laboratory in Japan is actively involved in the research of autonomous systems like robots. Their work has been used by such companies as Toyota and Calsonic Kansei. Their robotics projects include work on equilibrium…

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  • The Corpora

    Founded in 2008 by Francisco and Carlos Paz, TheCorpora is a company which brings together all the work that was developed years ago by Francisco Paz. The company aims at introducing robotics to the public and their homes.

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  • The Manipulation Lab

    The Robotics Institute Manipulation Lab at CMU is a prominent academic robotics research lab. Focusing on the autonomous robotic manipulation problem, the Lab works on everything from robotic hands to the dynamics of robotic legged movement. Among their…

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  • Yaskawa Motoman Robotics

    Yaskawa Motoman, an American subsidiary of the Japanese company Yaskawa Electric Corporation, produces automation products for many major industries. Headquartered in Miamisburg, Ohio, their product line includes over 175 distinct robot models and is…

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