LCSR’s mission is to create knowledge and foster innovation to further the field of robotics science and engineering. We will accomplish this goal by cultivating excellence in research and teaching in robotics engineering sciences, and by exploiting opportunities for robotics research and interdisciplinary synergy across all JHU divisions and with collaborators worldwide.
Intelligent robotic systems will assist physicians to plan and carry out medical treatment, they will allow us to survey the furthest reaches of our world and beyond, they will provide new opportunities to enhance the lives of the disabled and aged, and they will ultimately create new industries and opportunities that will profoundly and irreversibly change society as we know it.
We see robotics as an essential link between computation and action that enhances the health, safety, and efficacy of humans.
Computers have already evolved to become essential tools that allow humans to perform myriad “information tasks” that once would have been difficult, impossible, or even unimaginable for the average person.
Because robots are designed to use computed information in order to act upon their environment, they have a similar potential to fundamentally alter the way we interact with the physical world.