Who We Are

Our members are students, faculty, and affiliates of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We have diverse backgrounds and come from a variety of academic departments across engineering and science. While each of us maintains strong disciplinary expertise, we are committed to working cooperatively on projects that help real people, in a democratic environment where everyone has a voice. Exceptional undergraduate and graduate students who share these values are always welcome to join our group.

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What We Do

Our goals include making prosthetic devices affordable to all who need them, increasing the efficiency and safety of building construction, and lowering barriers to the use of robots for manufacturing automation by small businesses (particularly those owned and controlled by their workers). In pursuit of these goals, we conduct basic research in areas that include electrodiagnostic analysis of brain and muscle activity and control-theoretic analysis of dexterous manipulation and legged locomotion.

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Open Position

We have an immediate opening for a postdoctoral scholar with a strong background in mathematics and with interest in applications of geometric optimal control to robotic manipulation. This position is guaranteed for one year and could be extended. Excellent written communication skills are essential.