The Autonomous Mobile Robotics Laboratory at the University of Maryland has two active research areas. In traditional robotics, we are interested in the intelligent control of goal-based robotics and motion planning. More recently, we have begun research into new ways of designing constructive robots and new perspectives of the roles of robotics in education and in entertainment. In particular, we and our collaborators (elementary school aged children, artists, computer scientists, educators, and engineers) have created a robotic story telling environment called PETS (A Personal Electronic Teller Of Stories), in which children write stories, construct robotic animals, design emotions, and direct the robots to become actors in their narratives.
The Autonomous Mobile Robotics Lab is affiliated with the Parallel Understanding Systems Group. Other related research centers at University of Maryland are:
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