Launched on November 4, 2013, the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (IRIM) evolved into Georgia Tech’s newest Interdisciplinary Research Institute (IRI), built upon the foundational work developed in the former Robotics & Intelligent Machines Center (RIM@Georgia Tech). IRIM brings together robotics researchers from across campus—spanning colleges, departments and individual labs—to create new collaborative opportunities for faculty, strengthen partnerships with industry and government and maximize the societal impact of the transformative robotics research conducted at Georgia Tech.

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Recent Submissions

  • Navigation and Mapping for Robot Teams in Uncertain Environments 

    How, Jonathan P. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020-01-22)
    Our work addresses the planning, control, and mapping issues for autonomous robot teams that operate in challenging, partially observable, dynamic environments with limited field-of-view sensors. In such scenarios, individual ...
  • Learning from the Field: Physically-based Deep Learning to Advance Robot Vision in Natural Environments 

    Skinner, Katherine (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020-01-08)
    Field robotics refers to the deployment of robots and autonomous systems in unstructured or dynamic environments across air, land, sea, and space. Robust sensing and perception can enable these systems to perform tasks ...
  • Toward Dynamic, Tactical, Remote Robotic Ops: Active Perception and Other Key Technologies 

    Buerger, Stephen (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-11-13)
    Dynamic, tactical, remote operations in which unmanned systems must manage multiple, changing objectives in uncertain, evolving and potentially adversarial environments, without the benefit of prior scripting, present an ...
  • Robophysics: Physics Meets Robotics 

    Goldman, Daniel I. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-10-30)
    Robots will soon move from the factory floor and into our lives (e.g., autonomous cars, package delivery drones, and search-and-rescue devices). However, compared to living systems, robot capabilities in complex environments ...
  • Uniting Robots and Ultrasound for Cardiac Repair 

    Howe, Robert (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-10-09)
    Minimally invasive techniques have revolutionized many areas of surgery, but heart surgery has seen limited progress. We are working to combine ultrasound imaging and robotic manipulation to enable cardiac procedures that ...
  • Merging Humans and Machines to Assist Legged Locomotion 

    Ferris, Daniel (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-09-25)
    Robotic technologies have greatly advanced in recent years, enabling the creation of new wearable sensors and motorized devices. Robotic exoskeletons for human performance augmentation or neurological rehabilitation are ...
  • Improving Multi-Fingered Robot Manipulation by Unifying Learning and Planning 

    Hermans, Tucker (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-09-11)
    Multi-fingered hands offer autonomous robots increased dexterity, versatility, and stability over simple two-fingered grippers. Naturally, this increased ability comes with increased complexity in planning and executing ...
  • Considerations on Productivity, Performance and Ergonomics of Human-Centered Robots 

    Sentis, Luis (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-08-28)
    Human centered robots provide embodiments whose purpose is to increase human productivity and comfort in complex non-structured environments. On one hand, operating in such environments demands new embodiments that enhance ...
  • Deception, ExoNets, SmushWare, and Organic Data: New Frontiers In Neuro-Rehabilitation 

    Patton, James L. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-04-24)
    Making use of visual display technology and human-robotic interfaces, many researchers have illustrated various opportunities to distort visual and physical realities. We have had success with interventions such as error ...
  • Safety of Autonomous Systems: Challenges in Coordination, Consistency, and Integration 

    Fleming, Cody (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-04-10)
    Recent issues with the Boeing 737-MAX point to challenges in software engineering and the algorithms that the software must implement. However, the 737-MAX is a microcosm of several other problems that continue to arise ...
  • Doing for Our Robots What Nature Did for Us 

    Kaelbling, Leslie (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-03-27)
    We, as robot engineers, have to think hard about our role in the design of robots and how it interacts with learning, both in “the factory” (that is, at engineering time) and in “the wild” (that is, when the robot is ...
  • Mobile Data Collection in an Aquatic Environment: Cyber Maritime Cycles for Distributed Autonomy 

    Zhang, Fumin (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-03-06)
    There is a perceivable trend for robots to serve as networked mobile sensing platforms that are able to collect data in aquatic environments in unprecedented ways. We argue that the effective transformation between Eulerian ...
  • Robotic Manipulation: A Broadening View 

    Mason, Matthew T. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-02-20)
    Professor Mason discusses a rambling mashup of topics in robotic manipulation, manipulation by apes and humans, early research on manipulation in the blocks world, more recent research motivated by e-commerce and logistics, ...
  • Human Teacher’s Perception of Teaching Methods for Machine Learning Algorithms 

    Feigh, Karen (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-02-06)
    A goal of interactive machine learning (IML) is to create robots or intelligent agents that can be easily taught how to perform tasks by individuals with no specialized training. To achieve that goal, researchers and ...
  • Robots for Physical Interaction 

    Kim, Sangbae (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-01-23)
    While robots dominate repetitive works in factories, the design and control of these robots are not suitable for relatively complex tasks that humans do easily. These tasks typically require force sensing and interaction ...
  • Factor Graphs for Flexible Inference in Robotics and Vision 

    Dellaert, Frank (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-01-09)
    In robotics and computer vision, Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) and Structure from Motion (SFM) are important and closely related problems in robotics and vision. I will review how SLAM, SFM and other problems ...
  • Robotic and Wearable Sensing Technologies for Movement Rehabilitation After Neurologic Injury 

    Reinkensmeyer, David J. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-11-28)
    Robotic therapy refers now to a diverse set of technologies and algorithms that can match or improve the clinical benefits achievable with conventional rehabilitation therapies after stroke and other neurologic injuries. ...
  • Delivering the Benefits of Self-Driving Technology Safely, Quickly, and Broadly 

    Urmson, Christopher (Chris) (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-11-07)
    We are in a new era of mobility. Synergistic changes within the automotive industry are occurring simultaneously that have the potential to reduce important social costs: electric cars, ride sharing, and self-driving ...
  • Data-to-Decisions for Safe Autonomous Flight 

    Atkins, Ella (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-11-07)
    Traditional sensor data can be augmented with new data sources such as roadmaps and geographical information system (GIS) Lidar/video to offer emerging unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and urban air mobility (UAM) a new ...
  • Accelerated Optimization in the PDE Framework 

    Yezzi, Anthony J. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-10-24)
    Following the seminal work of Nesterov, accelerated optimization methods (sometimes referred to as momentum methods) have been used to powerfully boost the performance of first-order, gradient-based parameter estimation ...

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