Welcome to the Intelligent Robotics and Systems Lab (IRSL)!!
Robot understands environment
Intelligent Manufacturing by Learning from Human Natrual Language
Gaze-driven robot grasping
3D-Gazed-enabled assistive robot
Motion planning and control of quadcopter
Motion Detection
Members of IRSL
Colorado School of Mines

Mission Statement

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and run the Intelligent Robotics and Systems Laboratory. Our goal is to enable robots to operate and adapt to deal with new problems and situations or deal with changes in tasks and environments with reduced or without human control/intervention. Toward this goal, we focus on development of cognitive architectures for achieving a relatively high level of autonomy--architectures that allow robots to understand high level, abstract, implicit knowledge beyond low level, direct, explicit observation, and adapt this knowledge in a flexible way to generate their behaviors to compensate for limitations and/or changing conditions or to handle new situations or tasks. We work across different applications, from assistive robots, to surgery, to rehabilitation, to manufacturing, and draw from optimal control, planning, reasoning, learning, and cognitive science. I am a recipient of a NSF CAREER award.

Contact

  • Office: BB W310A, 1610 Illinois
          Street, Golden CO. 80401
  • Phone: 303-384-2343
  • Email: xlzhang X mines Y edu
                     (where X=at, Y=dot)
  • IRSL News

  • 2018.11, IRSL is a key part of the newly awarded ONR program titled “Robotic Laser Wire Additive Maufacturing System with Comprehensive Quality Assurance Framework”.
  • 2018.11, IRSL received a grant from Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC, "Big, Deep, and Smart Data to Support VTR Experiement Design and Validation".
  • 2018.08, IRSL is a key part of the newly awarded NSF program titled “IUCRC: Center for Manufacturing & Materials Joining Innovation Center (Ma2JIC)”.
  • 2018.06, IRSL received a grant from Takumi Tech. on “Development of an Automated Material Handling System for Paper Roll Warehouse”.
  • 2017.09, IRSL is a key part of the newly established $2.7M DOD-OEA Award for Mountain West Advanced Manufacturers Network and will lead the Intelligent Knowledge-Sharing Machine Network!
  • 2017.01, Prof. Xiaoli Zhang was awarded an NSF-Career program titled "CAREER: Goal-Guided Self-Reflective Control Interface in Teleoperation." Congratulations!!

  •             ©2016 IRSL Colorado School of Mines


    People

    Current Members


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    Director: Xiaoli Zhang

    Ph.D, Associate Professor

    Email:xlzhang X mines Y edu(where X=at, Y=dot)

    Dr. Xiaoli Zhang's research expertise lies in human-robot cooperation at intent level and motion level, knowledge-based systems, intelligent control, teleoperation, and their applications in healthcare and industrial fields.

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    Xu Zhou

    Ph.D candidate(2015.08-now)

    Email:xuzhou X mines Y edu(where X=at, Y=dot)

    Research Interests:Intelligent Control, Robot Motion Planning

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    Sen Liu

    Ph.D candidate(2018.03-now)

    Email:senliu X mines Y edu(where X=at, Y=dot)

    Research Interests:Intelligent manufacturing, Metal additive manufacturing

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    Michael Bowman

    Ph.D student

    Email:mibowman X mines Y edu(where X=at, Y=dot)

    Research Interests: Human-Robot Interaction

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    Noopur Jamnikar

    Ph.D student

    Email:njamnikar X mines Y edu(where X=at, Y=dot)

    Research Interests: Additive Manufacturing and Intelligent Systems

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    LingFeng Tao

    Ph.D student

    Email:tao X mines Y edu(where X=at, Y=dot)

    Research Interests: Reinforcement Learning

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    Huiru Li

    Master student

    Email:hli1 X mines Y edu(where X=at, Y=dot)

    Research Interests: Perception and Planning

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    Kyle Larsen

    Master student

    Email:klarsen X mines Y edu(where X=at, Y=dot)

    Research Interests:Autonomous Systems and Controls


    Alumni


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    Jeremy Webb

    Master(2014.08-2016.05)

    Research Interests:Robot Control in Teleoperation.

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    Dr. Songpo Li

    Post-doc (now at Duke University)

    Email:soli X mines Y edu(where X=at, Y=dot)

    Research Interests:Intent-based Human-Robot Cooperation

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    Dr. Rui Liu

    Post-doc (now at CMU)

    Email:rliu X mines Y edu(where X=at, Y=dot)

    Research Interests:Robot Knowledge(learn, interpret, implement), Metal 3D Printing

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    Teaching

    Teaching

    Lab Tour

    • Rocky Mountain Dyslexic Camp Photos

    Teaching

    • MEGN 544 Robotics
    • BioMedical Devices and Design

    Professional Services

    • IEEE Transactions on Robotics

    Seminars


    Facilities

    Robots & Devices

    Robots


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                             MICO

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                             Baxter


    IRSL News

    News

    • 2018.11, IRSL is a key part of the newly awarded ONR program titled “Robotic Laser Wire Additive Maufacturing System with Comprehensive Quality Assurance Framework”.
    • 2018.11, IRSL received a grant from Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC, "Big, Deep, and Smart Data to Support VTR Experiement Design and Validation".
    • 2018.08, IRSL is a key part of the newly awarded NSF program titled “IUCRC: Center for Manufacturing & Materials Joining Innovation Center (Ma2JIC)”.
    • 2018.06, IRSL received a grant from Takumi Tech. on “Development of an Automated Material Handling System for Paper Roll Warehouse”.
    • 2017.09, IRSL is proud to be a key part of the newly established $2.7M DOD-OEA Award for Mountain West Advanced Manufacturers Network and will lead the Intelligent Knowledge-Sharing Machine Network!
    • 2017.01, Prof. Xiaoli Zhang was awarded an NSF-Career program titled "CAREER: Goal-Guided Self-Reflective Control Interface in Teleoperation." Congratulations!!

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    Last update: Dec 2016