Welcome to the Robotics Lab at IIT
"I'd rather do a failed experiment than one more simulation" - visiting researcher Steve Peters
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Our research is in the general area of robotics with specific attention to designing for, understanding, and exploiting the dynamics of mobile systems in the context of challenging environments. We focus on biologically-inspired design, novel vehicle designs, and robot-terrain interaction.
News in the Past Year:
5/22/13 Prof. Spenko was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure.
5/16/13 Prof. Spenko was interviewed by WBBM news on 3D printing.
4/24/13 Arash Kalantari made the Chicago Tribune (paywall) for his work with FIRST Robotics.
4/13/13 Prof. Spenko and Arash Kalantari gave talks for National Robotics Week at the Museum of Science and Industry
4/8/13 Arash Kalantari won second place in the MMAE poster competition and his FIRST robotics team won the Midwest Regional Competition. Congratulations to everybody.
11/29/12 Arash Kalantari's HyTAQ robot is getting a lot of coverage in the popular media. Check out Media for the links.
7/1/12 Arash Kalantari's walking quadrotor won the Boca Bearings Innovation Award of the month June (here)
5/17/12 Chenghui Nie, Gareth Meirion-Griffith, and Don Ruffatto gave talks at the 2012 ICRA conference.