The UCSD Advanced Robotics and Controls Lab (ARClab) is dedicated to developing intelligent algorithms and controls new robotic systems for primarily medical applications. Our group is a multi-disciplinary team comprising of mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, and computer science students and clinical collaborators. Our technical areas span robot design, control and motion planning, computer vision, and machine learning. For more information on our research areas and applications, please click here.

ARClab is directed by Professor Michael Yip, is with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at UCSD, and is a founding member of the UCSD Contextual Robotics Institute.

Prospective Students: for students in CSE,ECE, MAE looking for research opportunities, please click here.

Lab in the News

May 22, 2017
Fellowship: Professor Michael Yip has been selected as a recipient of the 2017 Hellman Fellowship
May 5, 2017
Best Paper Award: Our paper on model-less control for continuum manipulators received the 2016 IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters Best Paper Award, to be presented at ICRA 2017. 
Mar 23, 2017
Open source Haptics: Our open-source hardware project, Woodenhaptics, appears in the IEEE Spectrum and is featured on the IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine cover page for March.
Feb 13, 2017Robotic Surgery: UC-wide frontpage spotlight and several other affiliated news sources cover ARClab research in robotic surgery.
Feb 25, 2016 UAVs: Ericsson has picked up our work in haptic devices for controlling and feeling UAVs in flight at the Mobile World Congress MWC16! [Youtube]
Jun 10, 2015 Robot Hand FeatureOur robotic hand and sewing thread muscles featured in Popular Mechanics and Gizmodo
May 31, 2015 Best Paper Nomination: Our paper on robot muscles from sewing thread was nominated for the "best paper award" at ICRA2015 in Seattle, WA.
Jan 21, 2015 Haptics Feature: Our open source haptics toolkit WoodenHaptics featured on Hackaday