Professor receives grant to develop robots to handle and dispose of ordnance
By UCLA Samueli Newsroom
The grant will be used to purchase a major piece of equipment in support of research that Santos is leading to advance robotics capabilities for explosive ordnance disposal. Last year, she received a five-year, $1.6 million research grant, also from the Office of Naval Research, for “haptic search and retrieval of objects buried within granular media.”
Her work in UCLA’s Biomechatronics Lab on giving robots a “human” touch to enable them to “feel” something they have never experienced before was featured in this video by the National Science Foundation.