Olin's Robotics Lab was founded in 2006 by Professor David Barrett with the purpose of having undergraduate engineers work on developing useful mobile robots. The lab has a long history of vehicles that were successfully converted into robots. From working on vehicles such as the MIT Robocar to APHROS (aka. SnotBot), Olin students are helping robotics research in smarter ground vehicles, novel autonomous underwater vehicle propulsion systems, human-robot interaction/user interface development, smarter agricultural air and ground vehicles, and acquiring useful biological samples from marine animals.
Interested in robotic tuna, snot-collecting quadcopters, and interactive robots? We're a lab at Olin College that's working on unmanned systems for air, land, and sea. Under the guidance of professors who used to be in industry, we have a core group of "minions" who team up to make things work.