Robotics & Internet of Things

WPI researchers are at the forefront of robotics engineering advances and breakthroughs as they study, design, and build revolutionary robotic technologies that are having an impact in many areas of society.

Researchers have access to cutting-edge facilities and tools, including state-of-the-art laboratories for work in such areas as medical robotics, soft robotics, human-robot interaction, and unmanned aerial vehicles. A host of robotic systems are also available to faculty and student researchers, including WARNER (WPI’s Atlas Robot for Nonconventional Emergency Response), a 6-foot-tall Atlas humanoid robot from Boston Dynamics that was WPI's entry in the prestigious DARPA Robotics Challenge for robot disaster response.

PABI the Penguin Brings Therapy and Hope to Families

Although this penguin looks cute and cuddly, it’s a sophisticated robot capable of gathering enormous collections of data while also engaging autistic children in learning. Offering an intensive and affordable educational and behavioral therapy, PABI offers hope to families.

Accurate Robot Will Ease Prostate Biopsy Experience

Gregory Fischer, a professor of biomedical engineering and the faculty director of WPI’s Healthcare Delivery Institute, creates robots that make medical biopsies cheaper, faster, and easier for a patient. Fischer’s robots are changing the diagnosis landscape.

Innovation on Wheels - Using Cyberphysical Systems in a Human World

With more than a quarter of a billion vehicles crisscrossing American roads, WPI researchers are finding ways to make those travels safer and the vehicles cheaper and more eco-friendly. From the factory floor until a car drives its last mile, researchers are always looking for ways to increase efficiency, recycling, and safety. Cyberphysical systems are making it easier for people to interact with engineered systems thanks to complex and advanced technological applications.

 

Learn more about what researchers at WPI are doing in the area of cyberphysical systems, too, in Innovation on Wheels.