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Robotics and Automation (R&A) Laboratory

The Robotics and Automation Laboratory, also know as the R&A Lab, is both an instructional laboratory and a research facility. It supports undergraduate and graduate courses in robotics, as well as projects for NSF, NASA and industry.


Recent projects in the R&A Lab include two NSF projects related to automated path planning and passive assembly, an industry project for guidance and control of driverless linked vehicles, and a NASA project for automated fiber-composite structure manufacture.

The R&A Lab is equipped with:

  • 1 Mobile robot installation
  • 3 milling machines (2 CNC)
  • 2 Lathes (1 CNC)
  • 1 Tensile testing machine
  • 1 Injection Molding machine
  • 1 Sinter Station (3d printer)


197 DurhamHall