Welcome to Adaptive Robotics and Technology (ART) Lab! This is a new research lab, directed by Dr. Kiju Lee, focusing on theories and technologies for adaptive robots and human-robot/technology interfaces.
Ongoing research projects:
- α-WaLTR: adaptive Wheel-and-Leg Transformable Robot for versatile surface locomotion funded by DARPA.
- e-Cube for play-based cognitive assessment for older adults funded by NSF PFI.
- New research initiative on 3D-printable origami-inspired robots.
Recently completed projects:
- α-SWAT (Adaptable Human-Swarm Teaming via Visuo-Sensorimotor Interfaced Collaboration) funded by DARPA OFFSET.
For more information, please visit our research site. ART Lab is seeking for highly motivated students to join our team. If interested, please send your detailed CV to Dr. Lee.
[Call for Study Participants | 02/16/21 – NEW] We are calling for your participation in our ongoing study for testing the e-Cube games designed for cognitive assessment developed under the support of NSF. The study takes place in Texas A&M Human Clinical Research Facility where extensive COVID-19 related safety protocols are in place. If you are interested, please send an email to Kiju Lee or Xiangyi Cheng for more information. A $10 gift card will be given to all participants upon completion as a token of our sincere appreciation. Click here for more information.
[Research News | 04/08/20] Prof. Lee and her team starts a new DARPA OFFSET Sprint 5 project (PI: Kiju Lee, 04/03/20 – 01/02/21) to develop an adaptive Wheel-and-Leg Transformable Robot (α-WaLTR) for versatile locomotion in urban military environments.
Project team: Chuanqi Zheng (Technical Lead, Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering, TAMU); Siddharth Nitin Sane (Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering, TAMU); Vishnu Kalyanram (Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering, TAMU); Sohil Parsana (Graduate Student, Industrial and Systems Engineering, TAMU); Jenna Horn (Undergraduate Student, TAMU)
[Research News | 01/31/20] Prof. Lee received a new NSF award (PI: Kiju Lee, 09/01/20 – 01/31/21, Award No. 2002721) to develop an interactive block game technology for routine cognitive assessment in older adults and explore its commercial potential.
Project team: Xiangyi Cheng (Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering, TAMU)
[Research Highlight] The α-SWAT team (PI: Kiju Lee – Texas A&M University; Co-PIs: Michael Fu, Dustin Tyler, and Wyatt Newman – Case Western Reserve University) along with the two Swarm Systems Integrators (Raytheon and Northrop Grumman) and other Sprint-3 teams (Carnegie Mellon University, Northwestern University, Charles Rivers Inc., and Soar Technology) participated in the DARPA OFFSET’s 3rd field experiment. The field experiment took place in the Combined Arms Collective Training Facility (CACTF) at the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center in Mississippi. Please read the news release.
[Publication] Our latest origami-inspired robot, named TWISTER Hand, has been published in IEEE Transaction on Robotics (2020).
[Research Highlight] September 1, 2019. DARPA OFFSET Sprint 3 project (α-SWAT) continues to build a new mixed reality simulation environment with an embedded novel consensus algorithm for adaptive human swarm teaming. Stay tuned for more information!
-  X. Liu, X, Cheng, and K. Lee, GA-SVM based Facial Emotion Recognition using Facial Geometric Features, IEEE Sensors (in press) DOI: 10.1109/JSEN.2020.3028075
-  D. Hayosh, X. Liu, and K. Lee, Woody: Low-Cost, Open-Source Humanoid Torso Robot. to appear in the proceedings of Ubiquitous Robots, June 22-26, 2020
-  K. Lee, Y. Wang, and C. Zheng, TWISTER Hand: Underactuated Robotic Gripper inspired by Origami Twisted Tower. IEEE Transaction on Robotics
-  Y. Liu and K. Lee, Probabilistic Consensus Decision Making Algorithm for Artificial Swarm of Primitive Robots. SN Applied Sciences (in press)
-  Zheng, C. and Lee, K., WheeLeR: Wheel-Leg Reconfigurable Mechanism with Passive Gears for Mobile Robot Applications, In 2019 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). IEEE.
-  Liu T, Wang Y, Lee K. Three-dimensional printable origami twisted tower: Design, fabrication, and robot embodiment. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters. 2017 Jul 31;3(1):116-23.
-  Lee, K., Jeong, D., Schindler, R.C., Hlavaty, L.E., Gross, S.I. and Short, E.J., 2018. Interactive Block Games for Assessing Children’s Cognitive Skills: Design and Preliminary Evaluation. Frontiers in pediatrics, 6.
-  Jeong, D. and Lee, K., 2018. Design and analysis of an origami-based three-finger manipulator. Robotica, 36(2), pp.261-274.
-  Cheng, X., Jiang, G., Lee, K. and Laker, Y.N., 2018, May. IntuBot: Design and Prototyping of a Robotic Intubation Device. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) (pp. 1482-1487). IEEE.
-  Liu X, Lee K. Optimized Facial Emotion Recognition Technique for Assessing User Experience. In2018 IEEE Games, Entertainment, Media Conference (GEM) 2018 Aug 15 (pp. 1-9). IEEE.
-  Miranda D, Lee K. Music Blocks: Audio-augmented Block Games for Play-Based Cognitive Assessment. In2018 IEEE Games, Entertainment, Media Conference (GEM) 2018 Aug 15 (pp. 375-381). IEEE.
-  Lee K, inventor; Case Western Reserve University, assignee. Wearable socio-biosensor device. United States patent US 9,968,296. 2018 May 15.
Conferences, Workshops, and Seminars
- [UR2020] International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots, 6/22-27/2020. See below a 5-min brief intro video of Dr. Lee’s keynote speech on “3D printable soft mechanisms inspired by Origami.”
- [ICRA Workshop 2020] Workshop on Human-Swarm Interaction (ICRA 2020), 05/31 (Virtual Workshop via Zoom)
- No graduate or undergraduate RA position is open at this time.