Research of the Robotics And Motion Laboratory at the University of Michigan focuses on the design, simulation, and control of mechatronic and robotic systems. In particular, we develop legged robots and assistive robotic devices such as active prostheses and exoskeletons. For our research, we draw inspiration from biology and biomechanics and use advanced optimization techniques as a tool to develop high performing systems. Our work spans from conceptual models to complete robotic hardware prototypes and is validated in human subject experiments. Current key projects of the RAMlab consider the effect and exploitation of natural dynamic motions, investigate the new paradigm of the body-in-the-loop optimization of assistive devices, and develop body powered exoskeletons.
New Article Presented at RSS
(6/20/2016) RAMlab PhD student Jeff Koller presented his latest work titled "'Body-in-the-Loop' Optimization of Asssistive Robotic Devices: A Validation Study" at the 2016 Robotics Science and Systems conference more...
RAMlab Members Present at Dynamic Walking
(6/8/2016) Wyatt, Zhenyu, Yevgeniy, Jeff, Nils, Kim, Khai, and David all presented their latest work at the 2016 Dynamic Walking conference in Holly, Michigan. more...
Kim Ingraham Recieves NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
(4/29/2016) RAMlab PhD student Kim Ingraham was awarded the prestiguous NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Learn more about her work on her profile page.