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Prototype robot based on cockroach

A research team at Johns Hopkins has developed a prototype robot with movements inspired by those of a Central American cockroach species. (Image: Will Kirk / Homewood Photography)

The Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics (LCSR) was founded by the Whiting School of Engineering as the principal locus for robotics research at one of the world’s premier research universities. Its mission is to create knowledge and foster innovation to further the field of robotics science and engineering by cultivating excellence in research and teaching in robotics engineering sciences, and by utilizing opportunities for robotics research and collaboration across all Johns Hopkins University divisions and with collaborators worldwide. Located in Hackerman Hall on the Homewood campus, the LCSR is one of the largest and most technologically advanced robotics centers in the world. It comprises personnel from across all of Johns Hopkins University, and fosters targeted research programs and collaboration with universities, corporations, and other research organizations worldwide. Our undergraduate robotics minor and master’s degree in robotics provide a structure in which students from a wide variety of engineering, scientific, and mathematical backgrounds can advance their interdisciplinary knowledge in robotics.

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