The Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (RAIL) is a interdisciplinary research laboratory at the University of Rochester. Located in Gavett Hall, the researchers here investigate algorithms and models for robot intelligence and human-robot interaction in complex, uncertain, and dynamic environments to advance robotic exploration, manufacturing, rehabilitation, and medicine. RAIL is directed by Prof. Thomas Howard, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and Biomedical Engineering and member of the Goergen Institute for Data Science at the University of Rochester. Research projects at RAIL have been supported by the National Science Foundation, Army Research Office, Army Research Laboratory, Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program, and the New York State Center of Excellence in Data Science. The laboratory maintains research platforms including robotic torsos, mobile manipulators, unmanned ground vehicles, mobile robots, robotic manipulators, and small humanoid robots.
Prospective graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to apply for degree programs in the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, including the new degree options offered by the Goergen Institute for Data Science.