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:
- Configurable, Adaptive, and Scalable Swarm (CASS) of aerial and ground robots for collaborative smart agriculture funded by USDA-NIFA through NRI 3.0.
- 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-WaLTR: adaptive Wheel-and-Leg Transformable Robot for versatile surface locomotion funded by DARPA.
- 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.
[Research News | 12/15/22] Our latest work on α-WaLTR (adaptive Wheel-and-Leg Transformable Robot) has been published in IEEE Transaction on Robotics.
[Research News | 05/24/22] Kangneoung and Dr. Lee attended ICRA 2022. Congratulations to Kangneoung for his first ICRA presentation!
[Research News | 01/05/22] ART Lab has started a new project funded by USDA-NIFA through the National Robotics Initiative (NRI) 3.0 program. This 4-year project, in collaboration with an excellent interdisciplinary team of researchers, will develop “Configurable, Adaptive, and Scalable Swarm (CASS) of Ground and Aerial Robots for Collaborative Smart Agriculture.” Read more about this project on Texas A&M Today and The Eagle.
[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!
-  C. Zhao, C. Zheng, L. Roldan, T. Shkurti, A. Nahari, W. Newman, D. Tyler, K. Lee, and M. Fu, “Adaptable Mixed-Reality Sensorimotor Interface for Human-Swarm Teaming: Person with Limb Loss Case Study and Field Experiments,” Field Robotics, 3:243-265, February 2023.
-  C. Zheng, S. Sane, K-N. Lee, V. Kalyanram, and K. Lee, α-WaLTR: adaptive Wheel-and-Leg Transformable Robot for Versatile Multiterrain Locomotion, IEEE Transaction on Robotics
-  K. Lee, V. Kalyanram, C. Zheng, S. Sane, and K. Lee, Vision-based Ascending Staircase Detection with Interpretable Classification Model for Stair Climbing Robots, IEEE ICRA 2022
-  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.
Conferences, Workshops, and Seminars
- [ICRA2022] IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 5/23-27/2022. Kangneoung will present his paper, entitled “Vision-Based Ascending Staircase Detection with Interpretable Classification Model for Stair Climbing Robots,” coauthored with Vishnu, Chuanqi, Siddharth, and Kiju.
- coauthored with other ART lab members at ICRA this May.
- [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.