Research in the SMART Lab is focused on the discovery and application of robotic technology to the point where it can be more widely applied everywhere and for everyone. This includes in developing countries, rural areas, dangerous situations, and for the elderly and people with disabilities. To do so, we combine the practical and theoretical for maximal impact, and the scope of our research includes robotic fundamentals to robot development, as well as system design and integration of robotics technology and algorithms. Our research interests are in the area of assistive technology and robotics, field and service robotics, sensor networks, and human-robot interaction. Please visit the links on the left of this page and the publication section for information regarding specific projects ongoing in the SMART Lab.