The introduction of more robots in the manufacturing environment requires them to be more intelligent, chaperoned and taught by workers in a way that doesn’t take jobs but creates more opportunities.
Louisville Automation & Robotics Research Institute (LARRI)
Louisville Automation & Robotics Research Institute (LARRI) is a multi-disciplinary team of faculty, staff and students that have a combined expertise in the emerging research areas related to automation and robotics. This multi-disciplinary approach allows us to tackle large research projects and provide solutions for current and future manufacturing, healthcare and logistics challenges.
Our areas of research include: Human-Robot interaction, automation and robotics for industrial applications, networked robots and autonomous vehicles, and planning and control for mechatronic systems, to name a few. If you have similar interests or projects in these areas please give us a call. We are always looking for opportunities to collaborate.
in Active Funding
Publications in 2020
More than 60 team members
I envision LARRI's impact to be the connection between our graduates’ theoretical education to hands-on, practical applications of relevance to local industry.Dr. Dan Popa, Director of LARRI
With the rise of collaborative robots, the need for safe, reliable, and efficient physical human-robot interaction (pHRI) has grown.
This paper discusses new components and approaches to make stretchable optical fiber sensors better meet the power and washability requirements of wearables.
Faculty & Staff Meet the Team
12 faculty, 8 post-docs, 4 research staff and more than 30 graduate and undergraduate students.