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UTARI’s Robotics Division focuses on a number of robotic applications, including assistive, social and personal, educational, unmanned military, and agricultural robotic applications.
UTARI's Robotics Division focuses on the development of technologies and the application of those technologies in unmanned systems and assistive robotics. Whether it is the improvement of existing devices by adding technologies or the development of new devices, the goal is to offer people smart assistance in the performance of dirty, dull and dangerous tasks.
The Division's activities reflect UT Arlington's guiding themes by addressing global changes through projects such as UAS/UGV environmental sensing, integrating smart and connected technologies to improve the built and social environment, furthering health innovations with the use of assistive robotics, and by analyzing and applying data from Human Robot Interaction. The work performed in the Robotics Division combines the talents and expertise of our full-time researchers, affliliated UTA faculty, and UTA students. UTARI helps advance basic research into applied research in order to prepare the technology or product for commercialization, and ultimately into the marketplace.
The Robotics Division has two research focus areas:
The Unmanned Systems focus area furthers research in navigation, safety, collaborative and swarm behavior, control methods, sensing, and human-robotic interaction for Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV) and Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV). Applications of unmanned systems range from water conservation, oil/gas exploration, agriculture, law enforcement, firefighting, transportation monitoring, and entertainment, among others.
The Assistive Robotics focus area furthers the application of robots and robotic technologies alongside humans. In this focus area, we are particularly interested in devices and device improvements that can be used in prosthetics, as well to assist in mobility, gripping, monitoring/reporting, household taks, and similar activities. Our research topics are not geared toward increasing automation, but seek to facilitate autonomous operation in a cooperative environment with people.
Current Robotics research projects.
Past Research projects.
Read all about the work our students have done for various competitions around the country and around the world.
Find a list of all of UTARI’s robotic platforms.
Meet the robotics research team.
Read what our staff has published on the topic.