The Integrating Design, Engineering, and Analysis (IDEA) Lab is led by Dr. Dan Aukes. His research investigates the nexus of design, manufacturing, and data-driven decision-making to develop robots that can operate in niche environments, with a focus on affordability and accessibility. IDEALab projects focus on new tools for designing robots by pairing emerging fabrication techniques and new materials with analytical and simulation-based methods for understanding the behavior of these complex systems.
We make new tools surrounding design.
We pioneer new manufacturing technologies to build dynamic, affordable, ultra-capable robots.
We embed analysis into the design process, so you know what will happen before you make it
- Congrats to Anson KwanMarch 28, 2022
Congrats to Anson Kwan, who recently defended his Barrett Honors Thesis.
- Congratulations to Mohammad Sharifzadeh and Yuhao JiangFebruary 15, 2022
Dr. Mohammad Sharifzadeh and Doctoral Student Yuhao Jiang just got their paper accepted to ICRA 2022. We’ll see you there in May! Sharifzadeh, M., Jiang, Y., Salimi Lafmejani, A., & Aukes, D. (2022). Compensating for Material Deformation in Foldable Robots via Deep Learning – A Case Study. 2022 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)(Accepted).
- DREAMS/CPAR SeminarJanuary 24, 2022
Dr. Aukes recently presented recent work at the DREAMS/CPAR Seminar at Berkeley. https://citris-uc.org/event/dreams-cpar-seminar-daniel-aukes/
- Recent Presentation by Dr. AukesDecember 12, 2021
Dr. Aukes recently presented some recent work at the ATLAS Institute. This has just been posted. https://www.colorado.edu/atlas/atlas-colloquium
- Congrats to Anson KwanJuly 1, 2021
Congrats to Roozbeh Khodambashi, who recently defended his PhD Thesis.