Lab Focus

The Stinger Labs focuses on eclectic robotics and automation (ERA), integrating ideas and concepts from disparate fields into robotics and automation. Taking a systems perspective, we aim to understand the causality and inheritance of the subdisciplines within a robotic system to enhance system reconfigurability and rapid deployment which are essential in situations of distress and imminent danger. With this approach, the Stinger Labs seeks to become the impetus for the new ERA in field robotics, where humans are removed from dangerous working environments and conditions.

Our research focuses on field robotics with emphasis in cooperative and coordinated multi-robot systems and cyber-enabled manufacturing technologies. Our applications include search and rescue operations, remote Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO), automated structure development, small scale assembly, and space robotics for planetary reconnaissance.

Highlights

News

09/2012
The WPI RAM lab changes its name to the WPI Stinger Labs
08/2012
Paper at IDETC M&R 2012
07/2012
Paper at CLAWAR 2012
07/2012
Best Paper in Theory at MESA 2012
07/2012
Papers at MESA 2012
05/2012
Paper at ICRA 2012
12/2011
Paper at CDC 2011
05/2011
Paper at ICRA 2011
11/2010
Paper at IASTED R&A
07/2010
Paper at MESA 2010

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Contact Us

If you are interested in participating in our research projects, or have ideas, please contact Professor Nestinger.

WPI Stinger Labs address:

Professor Stephen S. Nestinger
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Stinger Labs, HL 124
Worcester, MA 01609