CU Boulder has one of the leading robotics research programs in the country, with considerable expertise both within and outside the Department of Computer Science. The department has particular strengths in:

  • human-robot interaction and collaboration,
  • robot learning,
  • robot perception,
  • robot planning and control,
  • field robotics,
  • localization and mapping, and
  • smart materials.

Robotics research at CU Boulder is a team endeavor, with frequent collaboration among multiple research groups. The groups that work primarily in robotics in the Department of Computer Science are located in a large physical laboratory space known as the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory, located in ECES 111. These groups are:

We value an interdisciplinary approach to robotics, and our faculty are engaged in numerous on-campus, national and international collaborations.

Affiliated Centers and Interdisciplinary Research Themes