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The Stanford Robotics Center focuses on bridging innovative research and large-scale transformative real-world applications in areas of Field Robotics, Industry/Service, Health/Wellness, and Education/Culture. The Center brings together a critical mass of interdisciplinary world-class researchers and an engaged consortium of external partners in a uniquely outfitted collaborative environment aimed at powering the advancement and application of robot-human interaction.  The technology’s rapid and pervasive adoption is coming to effect major transformations in the economy, production, and culture of our global society.  The objective of the Center is to use our deep capabilities to lead in this next Robotics Revolution.   Spanning core technologies including perception, planning, control, design, fabrication, and human behavior and interaction, this center of excellence in advanced robotics will guide and sustain the quality, safety, and effectiveness of these developments as they impact our world.

Center Concept

SRC provides a technically-empowering environment for researchers to cooperate on major real-world robotics challenges. Our concept is based on a rich collaborative facility, a critical mass of world-class researchers, and an engaged consortium of industrial partners to forge a powerhouse of robotic innovation. The cross-disciplinary research will contribute a shared core of robotic science and technology for accelerating robotic development across the three areas of Field Robotics, Industry and Service, and Health and Wellness.

Our Facility

Stanford Robotics Center  |  350 Serra Mall  |  Stanford  |  CA 94305

A Collaboration on Physical Embodiment in the Real World

Stanford faculty members across the School of Engineering have come together around this shared vision to collaborate on large-scale cross-disciplinary robotics projects within a Center whose activities encompass fundamental research and technologies for real-world applications. This is a new collaboration for physically-embodied technologies in the real-world, with synergistic impact in Engineering, Medicine, Neuroscience, Ethics, Economics, Social Science, Art and Law.