Skip to main content

Experts on Robotics

Robots have become an integral part of our lives, from humanoid robots in the grocery store aisles to vacuums that move around a room under their own power. Our experts are available to comment on a range of robotics applications, including the use of robots in warehouses, manufacturing, medicine, disaster response, and in space.

Scott D Barton
Scott D Barton
Associate Professor- Arts, Communications, and Humanities
Humanities & Arts

Professor Barton composes and performs electroacoustic music, designs and builds robots, and conducts psychological research. He combines these efforts in the development of technological tools that inspire creativity and... Read More

Berk  Calli
Berk Calli
Assistant Professor-Engineering
Robotics Engineering

Professor Calli's main research focus is robotic manipulation and its applications in various domains such as waste recycling, assistive feeding, within-hand manipulation. His lab develops manipulation algorithms by combining... Read More

Gregory S. Fischer

Professor Fischer develops surgical robotics, including MRI-compatible robotic devices for enhancing cancer diagnosis, add intelligent automation to telesurgery, and develop assistive robotics, including socially assistive... Read More

Cagdas  Onal
Cagdas Onal
Associate Professor/Graduate Coordinator
Robotics Engineering

Professor Onal conducts research in soft robotics, a largely underexplored area of robotics that has significance in medicine, manufacturing, and disaster response. Soft robots could potentially be deployed in search-and-rescue... Read More

Marko B. Popovic
Marko B. Popovic
Assistant Teaching Professor
Robotics Engineering

Professor Popovic's research interests range across numerous fields, including engineering robotics systems that assist and augment humans, biomechatronics, biomechanics, neuroscience and sensorimotor control. He is also... Read More

Jing  Xiao
Jing Xiao
Professor & Department Head
Robotics Engineering

Professor Xiao's research spans robotics, haptics, multi-modal perception, at the intersection of computer science and engineering. There are two highly related themes in her robotics research: one is the focus on the... Read More