University of Notre Dame VIP Program

The Institution


Founded in 1842, Notre Dame stands on 1,250 acres considered by many to be among the most beautiful possessed by any university in the nation. From the collegiate Gothic architecture and park-like landscape to exquisite outdoor sculpture and breathtaking views, Notre Dame’s campus is a visual splendor. Notre Dame has a unique spirit. It is traditional, yet open to change. It is dedicated to religious belief no less than scientific knowledge. It has always stood for values in a world of facts. It has kept faith with Father Sorin’s vision.

The Program


VIP program started at Notre Dame from the fall semester of 2017. It was mainly initialized by Electrical Engineering Department, College of Engineering at Notre Dame. Meanwhile, at Notre Dame, we integrate other forms of undergraduate research activities, such as REU and iSURE programs, for students who are interested in continuing their research activities during the summer.

Directors


VIP Teams

  • To develop a robotic system that will be able to accomplish high-level tasks specifications considering high-dimensional and nonlinear dynamics in the face of uncertain, unanticipated, and dynamically changing situations. The goal is to design autonomous robots for manipulation tasks which are able to work cooperatively in warehouses, housekeeping, and other robot assistant applications. In...
  • In Human-Robot Collaboration, robots are expected to work next to human in warehouses, daily housekeeping, and other robot assistant applications safely, intelligently and friendly. To achieve this goal, the robotic system should be equipped with capacities of understanding intentions of human partners and reasoning according to the behaviors of human partners and the state of the environment....