Welcome to the Robotics Lab@IIT. Our research is in the general area of robotics with specific attention to mobility in challenging environments.
April 2016: President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel spent some time checking out the Gecko Gripper, developed by Perception Robotics, our SBIR partner in bringing electrostatic/gecko-like grippers to market.
Dec 2015: Prof. Spenko was awarded a 2015 NASA Early Stage Innovations award for the proposal A Novel Electrostatic/Microstructured Adhesive with Dust Mitigation Capabilities
Prof. Spenko was named a top researcher of 2015 by ChicagoInno.
Nov 2015: Performed HyTAQ testing with R4 Robotics and the Chicago SWAT Team at their training facilities.
Nov 2015: Congratulations to Don Ruffatto. He is joining Gareth at JPL.
July 2015: Congrats to Don Ruffatto for graduating with a Ph.D. That's three Ph.Ds in one calendar year.
June 23, 2015 Patent 9,061,558 issued. Congrats to Arash!
Interested in joining the lab?