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Robotics and Controls

Overview

UW’s robotics and controls researchers are leaders in the areas of surgical and bio-robotics, haptics, smart cities, and network control systems. They collaborate with and hold secondary appointments in computer science and engineering, bioengineering, and the UW Medical Center, and are active participants in research centers such as the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering.

Topics

Surgical and Bio-Robotics:

Tactile sensing, biomechanics, biomedical modeling and surgical planning.
Faculty: Blake Hannaford, Howard Jay Chizeck, Samuel Burden

Smart Cities:

Cloud-based systems, network of sensors, RFIDs, spectrum development and testing.
Faculty: Lillian Ratliff, Linda Bushnell, Baosen Zhang, Maryam Fazel, Hanneneh Hajishirzi

Haptics:

Telerobotics, virtual reality, mobile device interface and remote surgery.
Faculty: Blake HannafordHoward Jay Chizeck

Network Control Systems:

Communication networks, sensors, command controllers, drones, developing-world applications.
Faculty: Radha Poovendran, Linda Bushnell

Latest News

https://www.ee.washington.edu/spotlight/students-access-new-technology-through-uw-engineering-sonos-partnership/
https://www.ee.washington.edu/spotlight/the-2017-research-review-day/

The 2017 Research Review Day

UW EE hosted its first annual Research Review Day. Industry partners joined University of Washington faculty and students to discuss top research in the field of electrical engineering.

https://www.ee.washington.edu/spotlight/uw-team-wins-international-amazon-alexa-prize-for-the-design-of-conversational-ai/
https://www.ee.washington.edu/spotlight/researchers-receive-asme-jdsmc-kalman-best-paper-award/
http://www.washington.edu/news/2017/10/17/flexible-skin-can-help-robots-prosthetics-perform-everyday-tasks-by-sensing-shear-force/
http://www.washington.edu/news/2017/06/27/brain-signals-deliver-first-targeted-treatment-for-worlds-most-common-movement-disorder/
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