Jake Abbott, Lab Director
Welcome to the Telerobotics Lab in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the interdisciplinary Robotics Center at the University of Utah! We're interested in robotic systems that manipulate remote environments, with a primary focus on medical applications. Many of our systems utilize magnetic fields to manipulate objects without any direct physical contact. Many of our systems utilize the intelligence of a human operator directly in the control loop, and as such are designed to assist humans rather than replace them. Many of our systems utilize the human sense of touch, which is the field broadly known as "haptics". Occasionally, we pursue projects that leverage our group's strengths and interests, even if they don't seem to fit nicely into any of categories described above.
TO PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS:
If you are currently a student at the University of Utah and are interested in doing research in the Telerobotics Lab, please contact me.
If you are not currently enrolled at the University of Utah, but are interested in pursuing a graduate degree here, you should apply to the Department of Mechanical Engineering or School of Computing (as applicable), and indicate in your application that you are interested in working with me. Your admission, and any funding offer, will be based on your complete application package relative to other students applying to our program. I am not able to respond to emails about applications to our graduate program, or about my current open positions, due to high email volume. However, you may send me an email notification of your application if you would like to bring it to my attention.