Robotics and Mechatronics Lab
The Robotics and Mechatronics Lab (RML) is located at Virginia Tech in the Mechanical Engineering Department and is directed by Prof. Pinhas Ben-Tzvi. RML conducts fundamental and applied research in robotics and mechatronics. The lab explores research in robotics and intelligent autonomous systems, human-robot interactions, robotic vision and visual servoing/odometry, machine learning, mechatronics design, industrial automation, systems dynamics and control, mechanism design and system integration, and novel sensing and actuation. Examples of research application areas and projects include autonomous mobile robots with symbiosis of locomotion and manipulation and modular and reconfigurable mobile robotics for search & rescue and hazardous environment sensing and monitoring; design of intelligent biomimetic robotic tails for robust dynamic stabilization and agile maneuvering of legged robots on rough terrain; autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) launch and recovery from naval vessels; haptics devices and upper-extremity exoskeletons for tele-operation and medical diagnostics and therapeutic purposes such as rehabilitation therapy; and novel smart sensors and actuators for biomedical applications.
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The objectives of RML are to:

(1) Conduct advanced fundamental and applied research in robotics and mechatronics.
(2) Educate at undergraduate and graduate levels in the fields of robotics and mechatronics.
(3) Transfer university-based technology to the market place.
(4) Collaborate with industry and government to serve their needs.

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August 2018
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Prof. Ben-Tzvi and his graduate students Bijo Sebastian, Shubhdildeep Singh and Yujiong Liu presented the following papers at this year's 2018 ASME. . . .

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