With a generous donation from Motoman, Inc. and SAS Automation contributing the robots' end-of-arm tools, the Motoman Robotics Laboratory was established at the University of Dayton Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in August 2008.

Located in the Eugene W. Kettering Laboratories building, room 232, the lab houses six state-of-the-art industrial robots, including a seven-axis, actuator-driven IA20 robot; a 15-axis, actuator-driven and human-like dual-arm DIA10 robot; a four-axis YS450 high-speed SCARA robot; two six-axis HP3 articulated robots and one HP3C six-axis, articulated robot with a compact controller. The lab’s research focuses on visual servoing, metrology and calibration, real-time control, and other topics relevant to industrial robotics and functions as the centerpiece of the new Robotics Concentration in the electrical and computer engineering curriculum.


  • Calibration and kinematic parameter estimation of industrial manipulators using neural networks.
  • Real-time inverse kinematics of redundant manipulators.
  • MIMO Torque Control of Hyper-redundant Manipulators
  • Visual Servoing
  • Real-time Path planning of hyper-redundant manipulators in a dynamic environment
  • Research Videos


Motoman Robotics Lab

Kettering Laboratories 232 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0232