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Human Robot Systems (HRS) Laboratory

The Human Robot Systems (HRS) Laboratory is part of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Our mission is to advance how humans and robots learn to guide the physical interactive behavior of one another. To achieve this, our research aims to:

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Robots and Mechatronics

In the Robotics and Mechatronics group, we use studies of human motor control to guide our research in making robots more useful and natural for people to physically interact with. Research topics span physical human-robot interaction, prosthetic and exoskeleton design and control, new sensing platforms, and mechatronic system architecture design.

Baker Elected to the American Society for Engineering Education’s Engineering Research Council Executive Board

Erin Baker

Erin Baker

The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) has elected Erin Baker, a professor in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department and an asociate dean in the College of Engineering, as one of the three newly elected members of the Engineering Research Council (ERC) Executive Board.

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