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Jet Propulsion Laboratory‎

JPL grew up with the Space Age and helped bring it into being. It is a place where science, technology, and engineering intermix in unique ways: to produce iconic robotic space explorers sent to every corner of the solar system, to peer deep into the Milky Way galaxy and beyond, and to keep a watchful eye on our home planet. Analyzing the data pouring back from these machine emissaries, scientists around the world continue to discover how the universe, the solar system, and life formed and evolved.

Glenn Research Center

NASA John H. Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field is a NASA center, located within the cities of Brook Park, Cleveland, and Fairview Park, Ohio [ between Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and the Cleveland Metroparks’s Rocky River Reservation, with a subsidiary facility in Sandusky, Ohio. Its director is James M. Free. Glenn Research Center is one of ten major NASA field centers, whose primary mission is to develop science and technology for use in aeronautics and space. As of May 2012, it employed about 1,650 civil servants and 1,850 support contractors located on or near its site.

U.S. Army Research Laboratory

The Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is the U.S. Army’s corporate research laboratory. ARL is headquartered at the Adelphi Laboratory Center (ALC) in Adelphi, Maryland. Its largest single site is at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. Other major ARL locations include Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, Orlando, Florida, and NASA’s Glenn Research Center, Ohio and Langley Research Center, Virginia.

USC Robotic research lab

​​The Robotics Research Laboratory is part of the Center for Robotics and Embedded Systems (CRES) at USC.

NRL Autonomy Lab

NRL is a campus-like complex of diverse scientific facilities, with a staff of more than 2,500 researchers, engineers, technicians and support personnel. Overall Laboratory management is under the direction of a Navy officer and civilian research director. The internal organization is organized into five directorates, four of which conduct scientific research, and the Naval Center for Space Technology.

Robotics and Intelligent Vehicles Research Laboratory

The Robotics and Intelligent Vehicles Research Laboratory (RIVeR Lab) at WPI was founded in 2010. Our research is aimed at advancing the capabilities of autonomous robots and intelligent vehicles. Research activities in the RIVeR Lab focus on design, analysis, implementation and control of intelligent vehicles, mobile robots, walking robots, manipulators and adaptive systems. Aligned with WPI’s core values, Lehr and Kunst, excellence, close faculty/student interaction, collaborative learning and research, respect for all members of the WPI community, our projects bring science and technology together with real-world problems.

Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition

Robotics has experienced a big resurgence in the last decade. This has been fueled by the success of unmanned vehicles and by research advances such as those demonstrated by self-driving cars. Though many amazing robotic feats have been demonstrated, many challenges remain. 

IHMC researchers are pushing the envelope of what is possible in the domain of robotics. We have an interdisciplinary group composed of expertise in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, human factors, and interface design.

Sandia National Laboratory Intelligent Systems, Robotics, & Cybernetics

Sandia National Laboratories is operated and managed by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation. Sandia Corporation operates Sandia National Laboratories as a contract for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and supports numerous federal, state, and local government agencies, companies, and organizations. 


The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is an agency of the United States Department of Defense responsible for the development of new technologies for use by the military. DARPA has been responsible for funding the development of many technologies which have had a major effect on the world, including computer networking, as well as NLS, which was both the first hypertext system, and an important precursor to the contemporary ubiquitous graphical user interface.

​Cybernet Systems

Cybernet Systems is a leading American research and development company that engineers technological solutions to some of the world’s leading defense and medical challenges.

GT Mars

The GT MARS project involves multi-level learning in hybrid deliberative/reactive mobile robot architectural software systems. We are

developing revolutionary learning methods in the context of proven DARPA-developed software to accomplish complex adaptive autonomous mobile robot systems in dynamic, hostile environments.

Laval University Robotics

The Laval University Robotics Laboratory is part of the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Established in 1989 by Professor Clément M. Gosselin, the research team is now composed of more than twenty graduate students and research associates. Since January 2001, Professor Gosselin is holding a Canada Research Chair in Robotics and Mechatronics, a prestigious Canadian award. A second Professor ,Philippe Cardou, has joined the laboratory in 2007.

Center For Automation and Intelligent System Research

The CAISR lab is a leader in the integration of state of the art technology for the purpose of building intelligent controls and automated systems. CAISR integrates technologies such as Fuzzy Logic, Expert Systems and Neural Networks to create flexible systems. One of our current projects is using chaos theory to help diagnose impending failure in rotating machinery. Another is using vision based robotic control to create a flexible part feeding system in an automated assembly line. This is just a sample of the research that the lab is involved with.


As the Navy’s Information Dominance systems command, SPAWAR develops, delivers and sustains communications and information capabilities for warfighters, keeping them connected anytime, anywhere.  With a space support activity, two system centers and through partnerships with three program executive offices, SPAWAR provides the hardware and software needed to execute Navy missions. The team consists of more than 9,500 active duty military and civil service professionals located around the world and close to the fleet to keep SPAWAR at the forefront of research, engineering and acquisition to provide and sustain fleet capabilities.

Robotics Technology INC

Robotic Technology Incorporated (RTI), a Maryland, U.S.A. corporation chartered in 1985, provides systems and services in the fields of intelligent systems, robotic vehicles (including unmanned ground, air, and sea vehicles), robotics and automation, weapons systems, intelligent control systems, intelligent transportation systems, intelligent manufacturing, and other advanced technology for government, industry, and not-for-profit clients..


The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the United States government agency responsible for the civilian space  program as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.

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