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

December 2023
EmPRISE Lab welcomes a new PhD student to the lab! Pranav Thakkar is joining the Aerospace Engineering PhD program. Pranav is joining us from IIT Bombay where he did his M.S. and B.S. in Aerospace Engineering

November 2023
Congrats Zoe Chen for wining the Fall 2023 ECE M. Eng. Poster Session in the category of BioSignals

November 2023
Congrats Rajat, Rishabh, and their respective teams to get their two papers on robot-assisted feeding and robot-assisted bed-bathing accepted to HRI'2024

November 2023
Tapo joined as an Associate Editor of HRI Section of Frontiers in Robotics and AI

October 2023
Congrats Rohan Banerjee on getting his paper accepted to CoRL 2023 Workshop on "Out-of-Distribution Generalization in Robotics Towards Reliable Learning-Based Autonomy"

October 2023
Tapo joined as an Associate Editor of Autonomous Robots (AURO)

October 2023
Tapo joined the RSS 2024 and HRI 2024 Organizing Committees as well as the HRI 2024 Program Committee

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