Human-machine Interaction is the New Frontier

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.

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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

Faculty & Staff Meet the Team

12 faculty, 8 post-docs, 4 research staff and more than 30 graduate and undergraduate students.