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

October 2022
Tapo is on the HRI PC Committee

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!

July 2022
Our paper on RCareWorld got nominated for Best Paper Award / Best Student Paper Award / Best Robocup Paper Award at IROS 2022. Congratulations Ruolin and Rajat!

July 2022
Congratulations to Ruolin Ye, Rajat Kumar Jenamani, Rishabh Madan, and Travers Rhodes on getting their papers accepted to IROS 2022!

July 2022
Tapo is an AE for the Intelligent Service Robotics Journal

July 2022
Tapo is the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Representative for the IEEE Biometrics Council

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