The goal of LEMUR is to enable a future filled with robots, with research areas spanning:

  • Printable robotics
  • Rapid design and fabrication
  • Controls algorithms
  • Wireless sensor networks
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Research in LEMUR spans the design, manufacturing, and control of personal, pervasive robotic systems

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LEMUR comprises a diverse team of engineers working together to define the future

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Lab news

  • 14 Jul 2021:

    Chang and Wenzhong's work on printable robots is accepted to IROS 2021.

  • 30 Jun 2021:

    Our paper, titled "Unsupervised Monocular Depth Learning with Integrated Intrinsics and Spatio-Temporal Constraints" and in collaboration with NASA JPL, has been accepted to IROS 2021!

  • 12 May 2021:

    Stop by our open house for real-time virtual demos and chats covering our ongoing research in robotics, design, and rapid prototyping.

  • 30 Jun 2020:

    Kenny's collaborative paper with RoMeLa and UCLA Vision Lab "Risk-Averse MPC via Visual-Inertial Input and Recurrent Networks for Online Collision Avoidance" has been accepted to the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2020!

  • 24 Jun 2020:

    Congratulations to Wenzhong for passing quals and advancing to PhD Candidacy!

  • 30 May 2020:

    Yuki's paper "Risk-Aware Motion Planning for a Limbed Robot with Stochastic Gripping Forces Using Nonlinear Programming" has been accepted to IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), and will also be presented at IROS 2020!

  • 19 May 2020:

    Come to our lab open house today!

  • 3 May 2020:

    Stay tuned for more information about this year's LEMUR Open House!

  • 31 Mar 2020:

    Congratulations to Tsang-Kai and Kenny for being selected as finalists for the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship!

  • 6 Nov 2019:

    Come see Wenzhong and Blaire's paper presented at IROS 2019!

  • 8 Jul 2019:

    Wenzhong and Blaire's paper "Analytical Modeling for Rapid Design of Bistable Buckled Beams" has been accepted for publication in TAML!

  • 20 Jun 2019:

    Wenzhong and Blaire's paper "Rapid Design of Mechanical Logic Based on Quasi-Static Electromechanical Modeling" has been accepted to IROS 2019!

  • 22 May 2019:

    Congratulations to William for winning the 2018-19 UCLA ECE Distinguished Master's Thesis Award in Circuits & Embedded Systems!

  • 20 May 2019:

    Come see William present his paper at ICRA 2019!

  • 3 May 2019:

    Come see Wenzhong present at the UCLA ECE Annual Research Review!

  • 27 Apr 2019:

    Come see Tsang-Kai present his poster at the SoCal Robotics Symposium!

  • 31 Mar 2019:

    Come to our annual open house, 1-3pm Tuesday, April 9!

  • 25 Jan 2019:

    William's paper "CoLo: A Performance Evaluation System for Multi-robot Cooperative Localization Algorithms" has been accepted to ICRA 2019!

  • 17 Dec 2018:

    Come see Tsang-Kai present his paper at CDC 2018!

  • 5 Nov 2018:

    Come see the work of Wenzhong, Angela, and Blaire at ISER 2018!

  • 4 Nov 2018:

    Come see Jesse present his paper at ITSC 2018!

  • 10 Oct 2018:

    Congratulations to Tsang-Kai for passing quals and advancing to PhD Candidacy!

  • 27 Jun 2018:

    Wenzhong's paper "Towards Autonomous Printable Robotics: Design and Prototyping of Mechanical Logic" has been accepted to ISER 2018!

  • 30 May 2018:

    Tsang-Kai's paper "Control-Theoretical and Topological Analysis of Covariance Intersection based Distributed Kalman Filter" has been accepted to IEEE Control Systems Letters (L-CSS), and will also be presented at CDC 2018!

  • 21 May 2018:

    Come see Tsang-Kai and Cathy present their papers at ICRA 2018!

  • 19 Mar 2018:

    See additional writeups from the UCLA Newsroom, ECE department, and ECE spotlight about the CAREER award.

  • 16 Feb 2018:

    See the UCLA Engineering writeup of Ankur's CAREER award.

  • 25 Jan 2018:

    Ankur was awarded an NSF CAREER grant for research leading to Robots for Everyone, Everywhere!

  • 11 Jan 2018:

    Cathy's paper "Stabilizing traffic with autonomous vehicles" has been accepted to ICRA 2018!

  • 11 Jan 2018:

    Tsang-Kai's paper "Optimal Scheduling for Resource-Constrained Multirobot Cooperative Localization" has been accepted to IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), and will also be presented at ICRA 2018!

  • 13 Dec 2017:

    Come see Tsang-Kai present his paper at ISRR 2017!

  • 3 Sep 2017:

    Tsang-Kai's paper "Multirobot Cooperative Localization Algorithm with Explicit Communication and its Topology Analysis" has been accepted to ISRR 2017!

  • 23 Aug 2017:

    Congratulations Prathyush and Gopi for winning Undergraduate Research Scholarship Program awards!

  • 6 Jul 2017:

    Ankur answers 3 questions with UCLA Engineering.

  • 1 Jul 2017:

    Ankur's work on autonomous vehicles is discussed in UCLA Magazine.