- Fall 2020 : Louisville Automation and Robotics Research Institute (LARRI) leads cluster faculty hiring in robotics.
- Assistant Professor (tenure-track in Electrical and Computer Engineering) – focus on human-robot collaboration. Deadline: This position has been accepting applications since last year and will be closed on January 15, 2021.
- Assistant Professor (tenure-track in Mechanical Engineering) ~focus on Intelligent Robot Interaction. Deadline: Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2020.
- Assistant Professor (tenure-track in Computer Engineering and Computer Science) – focus on IoT for robotics and CPS, This position has been filled.
- Meet ARNA, UofL’s coronavirus-fighting robot: the robot being developed at UofL could lower the risk of coronavirus exposure at local hospitals wlky.com
- UofL developing robot to disinfect areas with coronavirus risk | UofL News.
- KY NSF EPSCoR article featuring ARNA bit.ly/2xTh7ib
Our current research in multi-scale robotics concentrates on the following aspects:
- The size and precision of sensors, actuators and robots cuts across multiple scales from macro to nano. How do we design our microsystems and the robots that manufacture them in an intelligent way so that we can produce them in large numbers?
- The number of sensors, actuator, and robots that must be aggregated varies between a few and large numbers. How do we network, coordinate, plan, and distribute the action of such collectives?
- The complexity and cost of microsystems and robots vary from low-complexity and low-cost, to highly integrated and reliable systems. How do we package and integrate sensors, actuators, into small devices and robots in a multifunctional, reliable and cost-effective manner?
Multiscale robots and systems are the focus of our research. Robotics is currently undergoing a major evolution away from expensive, bulky, and difficult to use machines, toward inexpensive, small, user-friendly and safe systems. As we witness this remarkable process, many unanswered questions pertaining to how we design, manufacture, and interact with the next generation of robots remain to be addressed. In the coming years, we will be able to answer these questions only if we know how to make increasingly complex MEMS and NEMS devices.
The NGS Group conducts research on the Next Generation Microsystems and Robotics that are increasingly small, cheap, integrated, and networked. NGS is headed by the University of Louisville ECE Professor Dan Popa, and consists of groups of graduate students, undergraduate students and young research professionals who are exceptionally motivated and enthusiastic about advanced robotic systems science and engineering.
AnnouncementSeptember 2019 – NGS Awarded a 4 year project from NSF Smart and Connected Health Program on Robotic Treatment of AutismSpring 2020: Louisville Automation & Robotics Research Institute (LARRI) is now a major research center at Speed School of Engineering and UofL.July 2019, NGS lab awarded major research grant, KAMPERS, by NSF to build next generation robotic structures with advanced materials and sensors.September 2019, NGS lab awarded major research grant by NSF/NIH to build next generation autism robot.
- NGS Student wins Best Student Paper Award at MARSS
- NGS lab at SPIE Defense and Commercial Sensing 2017
- Two student-engineering teams win international challenges
- Interacting with a Robot: Meet Zeno!
- International Conference on Social Robotics
- Students present at 3rd Annual Connecting Education with Industry Event
- Can you say hello to Zeno?
- RE2-UTA DARPA Robotics Challenge Team Introduction
- IEEE RAS Mobile Microrobotics Challenge at ICRA 2013