Our Vision


The Robomechanics Lab at Carnegie Mellon University is working to take robots out of the lab and factory and into challenging real world environments, such as rocky hills and cluttered houses. We use the word “robomechanics” to mean the study of the mechanics of robot behaviors, analogous to the field of biomechanics for natural systems. We are interested in the mechanics of how a robot interacts with that environment to produce a useful behavior. The Robomechanics Lab conducts research in legged and wheeled mobile robotics, mechanism design, feedback control, computer vision, motion planning, and applications of robotics research to search & rescue, planetary exploration, manufacturing, science, and personal assistance.