The Human Robot Systems (HRS) Laboratory is part of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Our mission is to advance how humans and robots learn to guide the physical interactive behavior of one another. To achieve this, our research aims to:
(1) develop new methods of describing human motor behavior that are compatible for robot control,
(2) understand and improve how humans learn models of robot behavior, and
(2) develop robot controllers that are compatible for human-robot physical collaboration.
This highly interdisciplinary research lies at the intersection of robotics, dynamics, controls, human neuroscience, and biomechanics.
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