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NSF RoSeHUB Center

NSF Center on RObots and SEnsors for the HUman well-Being - Purdue Site

The NSF RoSe-HUB center is a multi-university Industry/University Cooperative Research Center, or I/UCRC, that works on a collaborative, medium-term research agenda addressing the development of robots and sensors for human assistance, home healthcare, agRobotics, emergency response, high-consequence materials handling, and manufacturing at small, medium and large scales. The academic partners include Purdue, University of Pennsylvania, University of Denver, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and the lead site, University of Minnesota.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. 1439717 and 0841483.

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Projects under the Purdue RoSe-HUB site are proposed by faculty, in consultation with industry members, voted on the Industrial Advisory Board, and funded by the Executive Board of the member universities. This ensures strong collaboration and buy-in from both industry and the faculty researchers.

Hot Zone Sampling with Long-Distance UAVs and UAV Swarm

PIs: Dave Cappelleri, Purdue; Richard Voyles, Purdue; Shoushuai Mou, Purdue

Modular Serpentine Robots with Reconfiguration

PIs: Richard Voyles, Purdue; Howie Choset, Carnegie Mellon

The MOTHERSHIP represents a new class of hybrid ground robot that combines treads, limbs, and serpentine locomotion.

MOTHERSHIP - Modular Omnidirectional Terrain Handler for Emergency Response, Serpentine and Holonomic for Instantaneous Propulsion

This novel robot was developed as part of an instrument developed under NSF MRI 1450342 and is used by projects in the NSF Center for Robots and Sensors for the Human Well Being (RoSeHUB) NSF 1439717.

Awesome YouTube Video of MOTHERSHIP in action!!

MOTHERSHIP on stairs in the Collaborative Robotics Lab
MOTHERSHIP tread module differential drive - same direction orbits the treads in the transverse mode
MOTHERSHIP tread module differential drive - opposite directions drives the treads in the longitudinal mode

Robotic Handling of High-Consequence Materials

PIs: Richard Voyles, Purdue; Nikos Papanikolopoulos, Minnesota

Team that performed at the DOE Science of Safety Exhibition

Flexible Displays for Kitchen IOT

PIs: BC Min, Purdue; Richard Voyles, Purdue

SuperBaxter: Next Generation Collaborative Robot for Manufacturing

PIs: Juan Wachs, Purdue; Richard Voyles, Purdue

Super Baxter Photo

Super Baxter is a next-generation collaborative robot based on existing technologies from Rethink Robotics and Barrett Technology, coupled with the Purdue/DU physical avatar for natural human interaction.

Cyber Physical Systems with Multi-Robots for Persistent Water Monitoring

PIs: BC Min, Purdue; Richard Voyles, Purdue

Industry and Government Partners

Dept. of Energy


Related Publications from NSF SSR-RC

Robotics Sources

Distributed Robotics Source List

Semiconductor Manufacturers

Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Copyright: © 2016, 2017 by Richard M. Voyles

rvoyles [at] purdue [dot] edu

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