Human Centered Robotics Research

We're modeling human motion and controlling robots to move like humans

Human Centered Robotics Research

The Stanford Robotics Group is involved in research pertaining to all aspects of robotic manipulation and control.
Our primary focus is to engineer robots that can operate and interact with humans in unstructured environments. In addition, we study human motion and develop models that succintly capture elegant human motions and manipulation skills, which allows us to program robots to move in a similar manner.


Lab Projects

Stanford Robotics Seminar Fall '14

CS225A : Exp. Robotics Fall '14

Postdoctoral opportunity

We are looking for a postdoctoral candidate to work on a project that will involve developing robot control frameworks for mapping brain-machine interfaces to robot manipulation.

This is a joint position with the Brains in Silicon Lab and the Neural Prosthetics Translational Lab.

Please contact Oussama or Samir for more details.

Latest Updates

Jul 2015: We are glad to announce that we will host the workshop Whole-Body Multi-Task Multi-Contact Humanoid Control. in Humanoids 2015.

Jul 2014: The Supraped concept developed by our lab was featured on IEEE Spectrum. Credits to Shu-Yun Chung for programming the simulation.

Jan 2014: Lab members, Samir Menon, Hari Ganti, and Jack Zhu featured by Stanford on Twitter, and Facebook.

Dec 2013: Collaborative work on neural motor control with Kwabena Boahen was featured in the New York Times

Oct 2013: Oussama's talk was featured in IEEE Spectrum.

June 2013: Oussama received the Distinguished Service Award from the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (Stanford News).

Prospective Students

We are happy to host new students in the lab. Our work involves a lot of linear algebra, dynamics, control, programming, and robot hardware. Feel free to read about our current projects and look at our recently published papers to learn more.

Ph.D. students and advanced M.S. students who would like to join the lab should contact Prof. Khatib.

M.S. and B.S. students are encouraged to take our introductory robotics courses, or contact lab members to discuss independent study projects.