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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.ece.uw.edu/spotlight/amazon-fellows/
https://www.ece.uw.edu/spotlight/moorthy-investiture/

UW ECE celebrates Moorthy Professorship Investiture

UW ECE Professor Maryam Fazel (second from right) was selected as the first recipient of the Moorthy Family Inspiration Career Development Professorship. At the investiture, she was presented with a framed certificate honoring her as the inaugural recipient.

https://www.ece.uw.edu/spotlight/aruw-second-robomaster-win/
https://www.ece.uw.edu/spotlight/vikram-iyer-award/
https://www.ece.uw.edu/spotlight/2022-23-new-faculty/

UW ECE welcomes seven new faculty members

Beginning this summer and extending through winter quarter next year, UW ECE is welcoming seven new faculty members who bring a wealth of expertise in a wide range of technical areas and fields of study.

https://www.ece.uw.edu/spotlight/cnt-reu-at-uwece/
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