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Robotics, sensors & devices

From robotic surgery to robots in space, SRI drives state-of-the-art robotics to create smart systems that can sense, think and act. Our R&D teams accelerate the time to creating new autonomous capabilities, innovative components and first-of-their-kind prototypes.

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Pushing the envelope and identifying
opportunities where robots can bring value

SRI Robotics solutions have enabled first-of-a-kind innovations in robotics, including Yamaha’s Motobot, minimally invasive telerobotic surgical systems, autonomous fruit harvesting and remotely operated manipulation systems for mining and explosive render-safe.

Today, SRI Robotics is working on innovative solutions to improve the competitiveness of our customers’ robotic products, including artificial muscle actuators, twisted pair transmissions in powered clothing to enhance mobility and aid in the recovery from injury, light and efficient electro-adhesive brakes that enable the next generation of robotic arms and hands, systems to conduct hazardous mining operations or remote repair of satellites in space, lightweight infinity variable transmissions and AI-mediated robotic surgery to provide timely treatment to people injured in remote locations.

Focus areas

SRI researchers discover innovative paradigms to invent and develop high-performance solutions. Our teams work together across disciplines to break new ground and solve ambitious challenges.

Robotics systems

Solutions including dexterous telemanipulation, healthcare automation, pharmaceutical manufacturing, service robots and micro-scale assembly platforms. Expertise in AI, algorithm development, sensors and vision

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Machine design and programming

Rapid machine-learning paradigms, high-efficiency mechanical design, adaptive controls, algorithm development

Sensing and actuation

Coordination of sensing, planning and control; high-performance actuators; haptic feedback; handling kinematic and dynamic constraints in real-time

Remote sensing systems

Advanced technology and systems including incoherent scatter radar; space- and ground-based sensors; and Lidar, imaging, and spectroscopy

Diagnostics and medical devices

Remote sensing systems including biological sensor development, microfluidic devices, optical remote sensing, trace gas sensing, sensor modeling and phenomenology

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