Robotics and automation have already lead to great advancements in terms of work efficiency, safety, and reduction of hard labor for humans. However, their application at present often remains restricted to structured and controlled environments in which most factors are predictable. The ShanghaiTech Automation and Robotics (STAR) center within the School of Information Science and Technology (SIST) focusses on the development of new algorithms and theories that will increase the capabilities of existing robotic systems to operate in complex, unstructured, and uncontrolled environments, often in close proximity or collaboration with humans. Important examples of such settings are given by Intelligent transportation, Factory automation, and Domestic robotics. The STAR center researches on cooperative robots with increased perception abilities, stability, safety, and flexibility to adapt to changes in the environment or the ego-system.
The website of the center can be found at:
Jie Lu Group
Reconfigurable and Intelligent Hardware Lab