Collaborative Haptics, Robotics, and Mechatronics 

-Engineering with you-

The CHROME Lab is a place where engineers work collaboratively with professionals to create new technologies that augment human capabilities -- not hinder them. 

In a world where humans are often required to "learn" technology, we seek instead, to adopt human-centered design practices that result in technologies that feel natural and intuitive. We are particularly interested in how we can promote effective multimodal information transfer, with a focus on haptic (touch) technologies as a primary mode of interaction.  

Our research applications span education, medicine, and consumer technologies. Our research partners span educators and schools, clinical practitioners, and those on the margins of society - for whom technologies are often not designed, but from whom, we stand much to learn about human capacity. 

In the CHROME Lab, we are focused on impact. We strive to  translate our research out of our lab, such that it can make a difference beyond our walls. Come join us and learn more!

The CHROME Lab is a laboratory in Mechanical Engineering at Saint Louis University.

Portrait of Jen Tennison, wearing a peach blazer and black shirt with pink flowers.

Message from Jen Tennison, Lab Manager

Welcome to CHROME! Our focus is on the many human factors that go into designing technology that people will use. We take an interdisciplinary approach to design, leveraging a variety of engineering disciplines, social science disciplines, and computer science to alleviate pain points for human users of technology. Our students are highly motivated to solve challenges faced by technology users with unique and diverse needs, from telerobot pilots to people with sensory disabilities. 

Current Research Projects