Our research at the interface of humans and robots is answering complex questions about the fundamentals of merging machine capabilities with the human brain. The mission of the HORC Lab is to improve the quality of life and work by developing and controlling robotic devices that physically and cognitively interact and collaborate with humans. This interaction can be found in devices that assist and augment human capabilities, as well as provide motor rehabilitation therapy to impaired individuals. In order to accomplish this, we have been focusing on dynamics, modeling, and control of Human-Robot Interaction and Interfaces (HRI2) and on trying to answer important questions regarding the symbiosis of humans and robots in environments that involve physical and cognitive interaction.

Brain-Swarm Interaction and Control Interfaces


Neural-Inspired Optimization of Human-Robot Physical Cooperation

Variable Stiffness Treadmill (VST): Investigation and Rehabilitation of Gait

Human Coordination and Control of Aerial and Ground Robot Teams

Control of a smart ankle-foot prosthesis for dynamic environment

Human-Robot Bi-manual Manipulation & Robot Anthropomorphism

Embedded Human Control of Robots using Myoelectric Interfaces

Dr. Artemiadis’ primary research interests have been in robotics and autonomous systems that interact with humans. He is a senior member of IEEE and he serves as editor-in-chief and associate editor in many scientific journals and editorial boards. He is the recipient of the 2014 DARPA Young Faculty Award, and the 2014 AFOSR Young Investigator Award.

Panos Artemiadis

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware