Welcome

The mission of the Locomotor Control Systems Laboratory is to develop high-performance control systems for robotic prostheses and orthoses to enable mobility and improve quality of life for persons with disabilities. We approach this needs-driven research from the perspective of dynamical systems and control theory, investigating and translating concepts from legged robotics into transformative solutions for physical rehabilitation. Located at the University of Michigan, the laboratory is a highly interdisciplinary environment dedicated to scientific innovation, clinical translation, and individual career development.

News

  • 09/2021: We received a $1.7 million NIH R01 grant on the design and control of modular powered orthoses for broad patient populations.
  • 08/2021: Congratulations to Dr. Jianping Lin for successfully defending his dissertation.
  • 11/2020: Congratulations to Dr. Jonathan Horn and Dr. Mark Yeatman for successfully defending their dissertations.
  • 08/2020: Prof. Gregg, Prof. Rouse, and Prof. Rombokas receive a new NSF NRI grant on open-source control methods for robotic prosthetic legs.
  • 08/2020: Congratulations to Dr. Kyle Embry and Dr. Saurav Kumar for successfully defending their dissertations. Dr. Embry accepted a postdoc position at Shirley Ryan Ability Lab and Dr. Kumar accepted a postdoc at Carnegie Mellon University.
  • 07/2020: Our latest robotic leg design was published in the IEEE Transactions on Robotics and highlighted in this article.
  • 05/2020: Congratulations to Dr. Toby Elery, Dr. David Allen, and Dr. Hanqi Zhu for successfully defending their dissertations.
  • 12/2019: Congratulations to Dr. Ge Lv for accepting a tenure-track faculty position at Clemson University.
  • 08/2019: Prof. Gregg and the LocoLab have moved to the University of Michigan!
  • 06/2019: Congrats to Dr. Siavash Rezazadeh for accepting a tenure-track faculty position at the University of Denver.
  • 11/2018: Our backdrivable exoskeleton research was published as the cover article of the IEEE Control Systems Magazine.
  • 09/2018: Prof. Gregg, Dr. Rezazadeh, and Prof. Rouse receive a new NSF NRI grant to investigate robust compliant actuators.
  • 08/2018: Prof. Gregg receives a $2.2 million NIH R01 grant to investigate the control of agile powered prosthetic legs.
  • 04/2018: Congratulations to Dr. David Quintero and Dr. Ge Lv for successfully defending their dissertations.
  • 03/2018: Congratulations to Dr. Alireza Mohammadi who will join the faculty at the University of Michigan-Dearborn in Fall 2018.
  • 01/2018: IEEE Transactions on Robotics to publish our latest study on powered prosthetic leg control with three amputee subjects.
  • 10/2017: Ph.D. student Edgar Bolivar wins the Best Student Robotics Paper Award of the 2017 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conf..
  • 08/2017: Prof. Gregg and collaborators Prof. Rouse and Prof. Geyer receive a new NSF grant through the National Robotics Initiative 2.0.
  • 08/2017: Prof. Gregg and Prof. Gans receive a new NSF grant through the Dynamics, Control, and Systems Diagnostics program.
  • 05/2017: Congrats to Dr. Dario Villarreal for graduating and accepting a tenure-track faculty position at Southern Methodist University.
  • 02/2017: Prof. Gregg receives the NSF CAREER Award.
  • 11/2016: We conducted our first amputee experiment with our robotic knee-ankle prosthesis.
  • 10/2016: LocoLab welcomes postdoctoral fellow Alireza Mohammadi, Ph.D. from University of Toronto.
  • 09/2016: Prof. Gregg and collaborator Prof. Kaveh Hamed receive a NSF grant through the National Robotics Initiative.
  • 08/2016: LocoLab welcomes Chris Nesler from Northwestern University, joining the lab as Research Engineer.
  • 12/2015: Ph.D. student Ge Lv wins the Best Student Paper Award of the 2015 IEEE Conf. Decision & Control, congrats Ge.
  • 09/2015: LocoLab welcomes Dr. Siavash Rezazadeh from Oregon State University, joining the lab as Research Scientist.
  • 08/2015: LocoLab research featured in the MIT Technology Review.
  • 04/2015: Congratulations to Dr. Anne Martin who will join the faculty at Penn State University in 2016.
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