Our mission is to enable robots to improve the quality of life of people with mobility limitations by assisting them with activities of daily living (ADLs). In our lab, we seek solutions to the fundamental research question on how to leverage robot-world physical and social interactions in unstructured human environments to perform relevant ADLs.

EmPRISE lab is a part of the Department of Computer Science in the Computing and Information Science at Cornell University. We are a full-stack robotics lab leveraging tools from sensing, perception, planning, learning, and control to provide intelligent autonomy. Our projects delve deep into human-robot interaction, haptic perception, robot manipulation, and tactile sensing. We are not only passionate about developing algorithms that solve fundamental problems in these domains but also strongly believe in developing real robotic systems, deploying them in the real world, and evaluating them with real users.

Recent News

February 2023
Tapo got the NSF CAREER Award

February 2023
Tapo is on the CoRL 2023 and RSS 2023 Organizing Committees and HRI 2023 Program Committee

January 2023
Tapo is an AE for IROS 2023, IJRR, and ICRA 2023

October 2022
Tapo gave invited talks in IROS 2022 Workshop on Large-Scale Robotic Skin: Perception, Interaction and Control and IROS RoboTac 2022 Workshop on Visuo-Tactile Predictive Coding and Active Inference for Grasp and Manipulation: New Advances in Tactile Sensation, Interactive Perception, and Learning

October 2022
RCareWorld was awarded the Best RoboCup Paper Award at IROS 2022

September 2022
Our paper on Human-Robot Commensality got accepted in CoRL 2022. Congrats team!

August 2022
Tapo gave an invited talk in the RISS RoboLaunch Speaker Series, CMU

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