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.



Meghan Huber, Jongwoo Lee, Vibha Agarwal, Haley Warren, and Neville Hogan will present "Overground gait patterns changed by modulating hip stiffness with a robotic exoskeleton" at BioRob 2020 in New York City this November.

“Rigid soles improve balance in beam walking, but improvements do not persist with bare feet” by Meghan Huber, Enrico Chiovetto, Martin Giese, and Dagmar Sternad is now available in Scientific Reports. Click here to read!

Cathal Kearney, Meghan Huber, and Ilia Karatsoreos received a UMass Interdisciplinary Faculty Research Award for their project "A Stitch in Time: Synchronizing Wound Healing with our Body Clock".