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 hardware and controllers to enhance human-robot physical interaction.

This highly interdisciplinary research lies at the intersection of robotics, dynamics, controls, human neuroscience, and biomechanics.

 

 NEWS

The UMass face shield project led by Frank Sup and Meghan Huber was feature in UMass News. Click here to read!

Jongwoo Lee, Haley Warren, Vibha Agarwal, Meghan Huber, and Neville Hogan will present "Modulating hip stiffness with a robotic exoskeleton immediately changes gait" at ICRA 2020 in Paris, France. On se voit là-bas!

Pauline Maurice, Meghan Huber, Claudia Latella, Serena Ivaldi, and Arash Ajoudani are organizing a workshop at the 2020 International Conference of Robotics and Automation (ICRA) titled "Integrating Multidisciplinary Approaches to Advance Physical Human-Robot Interaction". Find out more at https://phrc2020icra.loria.fr/!