Research of the Robotics And Motion Laboratory at the University of Michigan focuses on the design, simulation, and control of legged robots and other nonlinear systems. Drawing inspiration from biology and biomechanics, we are particularly interested in the effect and exploitation of natural dynamic motions, the role of different gaits, and the possibility of force/torque controllable systems; both in conceptual models as well as in hardware realizations.
Best Paper Award RISE 490
(3/11/2017) RAMlab member William Yang won the Best Paper Award across all the RISE 490 projects for his work analyzing the energetic benefits of a flexible spine in a quadruped.
New Article by Jeff Koller in the Journal of Applied Physiology
(2/1/2017) Check out the new paper published by Jeff Koller in the Journal of Applied Physiology, titled "Confidence in the curve: Establishing instantaneous cost mapping techniques using bilateral ankle exoskeletons." more...
Best Session Award Robotics
(12/20/2016) RAMlab member William Yang won the Best Session Award in the Robotics Section at the Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Symposium for his work analyzing the energetic benefits of a flexible spine in a quadruped. more...