Automation, Robotics and Mechatronics Laboratory(ARMLAB), Clemson University ICAR

The ARMLAB is a research lab in Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research.

The research activities in this lab focus on the complete life-cycle treatment (design, modeling, analysis, control, implementation and verification) of a new generation of smart, embedded mechanical and mechatronic systems. The recent explosion of communications capabilities, coupled with ongoing advances in computing effectiveness and revolutions in miniaturization of processors/ sensors/ actuators, has accelerated the pace of implementing truly distributed smart embedded systems with a variety of emergent applications in plant-automation systems, consumer electronics, automobile and defense applications. We focus both on theoretical formulation and experimental validation in the realization of such novel mechanical and mechatronic systems with the goal of realizing tangible enhancements in functionality, performance and cost-effectiveness.

Specific initiatives underway include multi-robot collaboration, mediated human-computer interfaces, haptic user-interface design and distributed real-time simulation and control of systems. The laboratory is equipped with various high speed computers for analysis, graphical animations and display to support our virtual prototyping efforts and a variety of sensors, actuators, computing platforms and tools for distributed embedded implementation and hardware-in-the-loop testing.

Videos of projects, research and other activity happening at the Automation, Robotics and Mechatronics lab (ARMLAB) at Clemson University's International Center for Automotive Research (CUICAR).