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. Many of our projects are focused on medical applications. Many of our projects utilize magnetic fields to manipulate objects without any direct physical contact, or other forms of magnetic technology. Many of our projects utilize the intelligence and the sense of touch of a human operator directly in the control loop. Most of our projects are some combination of these three categories, but occasionally we pursue projects that leverage our group's strengths and interests, even if they don't seem to fit nicely into any of three categories.
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, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, or the School of Computing, as applicable to your background, 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.