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

July 2021
Our lab has officially started the journey with three amazing Ph. D. students - Rishabh Madan, Rajat Kumar Jenamani, and Jan Ondras, and a star undergraduate research intern - Ruolin Ye!

May 2021
Tapo gave an invited talk in KAIST CS Colloquium, South Korea

May 2021
Tapo is serving as a faculty mentor for underrepresented students through the Google exploreCSR program. He gave a research talk and a general talk on "How to write a paper and present your work?"

May 2021
Tapo gave an invited talk in Cornell Robotics Seminar

May 2021
Tapo co-organized an ICRA 2021 workshop on Learning for Caregiving Robots

May 2021
Tapo is serving as topic editors of Algorithms and Technologies towards Robotic Food Manipulation and Contact-Based Seamless Interactions between Humans, Humanoids, and Other Robots in the journal of Frontiers in Robotics and AI

April 2021
Tapo gave an invited talk at UW Explorations Seminar

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