Welcome to the Robotics Lab@IIT. Our research is in the general area of robotics with specific attention to mobility in challenging environments.
April 2015: Prof. Spenko was interviewed on NPR's Afternoon Shift about his upcoming work with ComEd.
March 2015: Check out Prof. Spenko's write up in the IIT magazine.
March 2015: Illinois Institute of Technology and ComEd have partnered on a project to use unmanned aircraft system (UAS), or drone technology, to inspect ComEd’s utility lines. Check out the press release here and Prof. Spenko being interviewed about it on WGN here.
February 2015: Congratulations to Arash, Karan, and Don for getting a paper accepted to ICRA 2015. Only 41% of all submissions were accepted.
December 2014: Congratulations to alum Gareth Meirion-Griffith who will be starting a new job at JPL as a Systems Engineer II in February!
December 2014: The Robotics Lab moved into its new home-over 1000 sq. ft. of brand new lab space!
September 2014: The toy version of our HyTAQ robot is now for sale. Make sure you by the licensed version from Odyssey Toys. There are still a couple of rip-offs out there!
July 2014: Arash Kalantari had a paper accepted to IEEE Transactions on Robotics.
April 2014: Prof. Spenko won the 2014 Bauer Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award at IIT and the 2014 MMAE Excellence in Teaching Award.
April 2014: Marin Assaliyski successfully defended his M.S. thesis.
April 2014: The Robotics Lab returned to the Museum of Science and Industry for the third year in a row to exhibit our research. We brought the VIV, the latest HyTAQ, gecko-like grippers, and the autonomous perching test facility.
April 2014: Arash Kalantari won the 2014 IIT Sigma Xi Research Award for outstanding graduate student at IIT.
April 2014: Chenghui Nie successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis!
April 2014: Karan Mahajan won the MMAE poster competition for undergraduates with his work: Development of a Platform to Perform Autonomous Perching Maneuvers for Micro Unmanned Air Vehicles
January 2014: Don Ruffatto had two journal papers and two conference papers accepted.