Dartmouth Reality and Robotics Lab

The Reality and Robotics Lab, RLab, is directed by Professors Devin Balkcom, Alberto Quattrini Li, Xia Zhou, and Bo Zhu. We study topics at the intersection of computing and physical reality, including robotics, 3D fabrication, sensing, and augmented reality. Funding sources include NSF, Google, Adobe, the MBR Center for Accelerated Research, and the Neukom Institute.

We are actively looking for motivated students to join our lab. If you are interested, please email one of the faculty leads.

News

2020.09.04
Alberto Quattrini Li and Jesse Casana have been awarded NSF grant #2024541 to study Cooperative Underwater Structure Inspection and Mapping for underwater archaeology. This is part of a collaborative research involving Ioannis Rekleitis from University of South Carolina and Philippos Mordohai from Stevens Institute of Technology.
2020.05.12
Sam Lensgraf has been awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship on underwater construction, and Monika Roznere has received a honorable mention for her application to the NSF GRFP on underwater exploration.
2019.09.17
Alberto Quattrini Li, Jesse Casana, Devin Balkcom, Xia Zhou, and Bo Zhu have been awarded NSF grant #1919647 to acquire marine multirobot systems for underwater monitoring and construction.
2019.09.15
Devin Balkcom is part of a team who has been awarded a new NSF grant, RI: Medium: Robust Assembly of Compliant Modular Robots. The team includes Kostas Bekris (Rutgers), Rebecca Kramer-Bottiglio (Yale), and Weifu Wang (Albany). We're studying modular assembly and mobility of tensegrity robots like the NASA super ball bot.
2019.08.09
Alberto Quattrini Li, Holly Ewing, Ioannis Rekleitis, Annie Bourbonnais, and Paolo Stegagno have been awarded NSF grant #1923004 to study Computational Methods and Autonomous Robotics Systems for Modeling and Predicting Harmful Cyanobacterial Blooms, involving other multiple institutions: Bates College, Colby College, University of New Hampshire, University of Rhode Island, University of South Carolina.
2019.04.09
Charles Carver has been awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.
2019.03.21
Xia Zhou has been selected as the 2019 ACM SIGMOBILE RockStar.
2018.11.06
Josiah Putman has been awarded a Neukom Research scholarship to work on efficient representations of robot motion, and Christina Lu has been awarded a Junior Research scholarship to work on the Teaching Human Motion project.
2018.09.10
Devin Balkcom, Xia Zhou, David Kraemer, and Weifu Wang have been awarded an NSF grant to study devices and methods for teaching human motion.
2018.07.26
Devin Balkcom, Emily Whiting, and Weifu Wang have been awarded an NSF grant to study Computational Joinery, a construction method using interlocking puzzle pieces.

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People


Devin Balkcom

Associate Professor


Alberto Quattrini Li

Assistant Professor


Xia Zhou

Associate Professor


Bo Zhu

Assistant Professor


Yichen Li

Post-doctoral scientist


Tianxing Li

Ph.D. student


Tian Zhao

Ph.D. student


Charles Carver

Ph.D. student


Evan Honnold

M.S. student


Monika Roznere

Ph.D. student


Samuel Lensgraf

Ph.D. student


Yinan Zhang

Ph.D. student


Qijia Shao

Ph.D. student


Amy Sniffen

Ph.D. student


Kizito Masaba

Ph.D. student


Luyang Zhao

Ph.D. student


Mingi Jeong

Ph.D. student


Sung Jun Park

Undergraduate student


Josiah Putman

Undergraduate student


Jennifer Jain

Undergraduate student


Andrea Jenkins

Undergraduate student


Karim Itani

Undergraduate student


Shoshana Geller

Undergraduate student


Christina Lu

Undergraduate student


Max Zhuang

Undergraduate student

   

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