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

May 2022
Our lab's work got featured in Nature!

May 2022
Sidharth won the CSURP award for funded summer research!

May 2022
We have many new members! Skyler who is an MS in CS student, Sidharth and Sienna who are CS undergrads. Also, Abrar (a Ph.D. student in USC) is joining us as a summer intern :-)

April 2022
Tapo gave a guest lecture on building caregiving robots at CMU and at UMass Lowell

March 2022
Tapo was awarded the AFCEA 40 under 40 award

February 2022
Tapo is an AE for International Journal of Social Robotics

February 2022
Tapo is an AE for IROS, 2022

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