UCLA Biomechatronics Lab featured in Science News article


UCLA MAE Professor Veronica Santos and her Biomechatronics Lab are featured in a Science News article  titled, “For robots, artificial intelligence gets physical,” written by Meghan Rosen. Their robot testbed was also featured on the cover!

The article highlights Dr. Randall Hellman’s haptics-driven reinforcement learning research, in collaboration with Dr. Cem Tekin (Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University, Turkey) and Dr. Mihaela van der Schaar (Electrical Engineering, UCLA).

The research is partially supported by NSF award #1208519 / #1463960, “NRI-Small: Context-Driven Haptic Inquiry of Objects Based on Task Requirements for Artificial Grasp and Manipulation,” as part of the National Robotics Initiative.

See more of the lab's publications here.