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.
RAMlab goes to IROS 2016 (Korea)
(10/13/2016) RAMlabber Wyatt Felt traveled to Dajeon, South Korea to present work he completed with Michelle Suen and C. David Remy. Their paper examines how to apply inductive-sensing technology to soft, bellows actuators.
RAMlab goes to Robot Camp!
(8/10/2016) The RAMlab spent a day at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum's "Robot Camp", helping 4th-6th grade students build and test their own Moonwalker passive dynamic walking robots. more...
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...