Renovation brings robotics research a new home

College of Science and Engineering, December 21, 2018

The University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering officially opened a new, 20,000-square-foot lab to accommodate research on ground, water, and aerial robots. This $13 million, state-of-the-art Gemini-Huntley Robotics Research Laboratory, funded primarily through donations with some additional state funding, includes nine flexible robotics labs and other work spaces for robotics faculty and graduate student researchers.

The lab is located on two floors of renovated space in the Shepherd Laboratories building.

"We are hoping to make Minnesota a leader in robotics research and bring even more federal and industry research funding into the state,” said lab director and MnDRIVE  faculty Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos.

Student holding a drone inside a lab.