Robotics Research

The depth and breadth of IRIM breaks through disciplinary boundaries and allows for transformative research that transitions from theory to robustly deployed systems featuring next-generation robots. Fundamental research includes expertise in mechanics, control, perception, artificial intelligence and cognition, interaction, and systems. Our strategic research is organized around six main themes.

Robotics Education

Georgia Tech offers an interdisciplinary path to an MS in Robotics, as well as the first Ph.D. program in robotics, to students enrolled in a participating school within either the College of Computing or the College of Engineering. A fully integrated, multidisciplinary experience, the M.S. & Ph.D. programs include both coursework and research with faculty members in various units across campus.

Core Research Facilities

The Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines at Georgia Tech supports and facilitates the operation of several core research facilities on campus allowing our faculty, students and collaborators to advance the boundaries of robotics research.

IRIM & Outreach

The Institute for Robotics & Intelligent Machines (IRIM) participates in numerous K-12 STEM and community outreach activities related to robotics. Additionally, IRIM hosts tours throughout the year, and our student group, RoboGrads, participates in activities to raise awareness of the importance of robotics technology and stimulate interest in the field

IRIM & Industry

Our Industry Affiliates Program allows members to explore opportunities for research collaboration, facilities and services, consulting, student hiring, and other interactions. Whether you join as a strategic partner, an affiliate, or as a member of one of our customized consortia, your company will be supported through our work as a interdisciplinary group of robotics leaders.

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Energy Efficient Legged Robotics at Sandia Labs


See some of the results of past collaborations between Prof. Mazumdar and Sandia in the below video. Sandia is developing energy efficient actuation and drive train technologies to dramatically improve the charge life of legged robots. This video, the third in a series, describes the continued development integration, and testing of the Walking Anthropomorphic Novelly Driven Efficient Robot for Emergency Response (WANDERER).

 See More at the DART Lab Website
 

Assistant Professor Anirban Mazumdar
Assistant Professor Anirban Mazumdar Honored with Woodruff School Award

 

Assistant Professor Anirban Mazumdar was recognized for his recent work on dynamic hypersonic wind tunnel testing which has created new knowledge, led to a unique national capability, and has generated substantial exposure for the Woodruff School in a research area of national importance. Working closely with Dr. Katya Casper and her team at Sandia National Laboratories, Mazumdar helped create unique testing capabilities for hypersonic aircraft. The ongoing project involves developing new hardware, formulating new algorithms, designing relevant tests, and analyzing data. The work is foundational in the hypersonics field and will pave the way for future technological innovations. Mazumdar and his Georgia Tech research team have been critical to the success of this project and continue to support the effort through system design, experimental testing, and control system development.

Campus News

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Campus Events

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IRIMs core seminar series featuring guest speakers from around the world and from varying backgrounds in robotics. In addition to guest speakers, on campus research projects have also been presented.
Wednesday
November
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IRIMs core seminar series featuring guest speakers from around the world and from varying backgrounds in robotics. In addition to guest speakers, on campus research projects have also been presented.
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