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Interactive Robotics Laboratory
Yu Gu, Professor


Visualization of the vortex with smoke

The key technical strength of the WVU Interactive Robotics Laboratory (IRL) lies in the areas of robot/UAV navigation, filtering and estimation, autonomy and systems design and integration.

With an over 1.5:1 robot-to-human ratio, we build real robots and test them in challenging physical environments. Our recent achievements include the performing of autonomous close-formation flight experiments and the winning of the NASA Sample Return Robot Centennial Challenge.

At IRL, we tackle the challenges that matter to the world:

2015 Group Photo at JPL Mars Yard

Like robots, airplanes, and space exploration? 

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