Intelligent Robotics and Autonomous Systems Laboratory

Intelligent Robotics and Autonomous Systems (IRAS) Lab is a state of the art research facility currently being used to support research and teaching in multidisciplinary areas of intelligent robotics and autonomous systems for applications in space, aviation and healthcare industries.

Research Subjects

Lab equipment
  • Space robotics and automation 
  • Intelligent robotics for smart manufacturing 
  • Human-robot interaction and collaboration 
  • Physics-based mixed-reality and simulation
  • Aerial manipulation


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401/403/405 Rhode Hall
(513) 556-3684

Faculty & Staff

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Ou Ma

Alan B Shepard Chair Professor, CEAS - Aerospace Eng

720 Rhodes Hall


Research Interests  (Research Overview)
  • Multibody dynamics and control, impact-contact dynamics
  • Intelligent control of robotic and autonomous systems
  • Human-robot interaction and collaboration
  • Smart manufacturing
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Lin Zhang

Sr Research Associate, CEAS - Aerospace Eng & Eng Mechanics

Baldwin Hall


Collaborating Faculty

Professors Catharine McGhan , Donghoon Kim, Kelly Cohen, Janet Dong, etc.