Autonomy

Autonomy, broadly speaking, involves robots that have transitioned out of labs and into daily lives — whether in hospitals, on farms, in homes, or on factory floors. These robots must sense their environments, reason about appropriate actions, and take action in a safe and effective manner. IRIM has significant expertise in this area, with hopping, walking, slithering, driving, flying, and swimming robots being part of the robotic menagerie on campus. Perception, machine learning, path planning, and motion control are all supporting disciplines to Georgia Tech’s research in autonomy.