Vision, Assistive Devices, and Experimental Robotics Laboratory
Welcome to the VADER Laboratory at Lehigh University!
Founded in September 2003 by Prof. John Spletzer,
the lab serves as an inter-disciplinary research center focused on
advancing the use of field and service robots in real-world
environments. Based in the Department of Computer Science and
Engineering in the P.C. Rossin College of
Engineering and Applied Science (RCEAS), the laboratory welcomes
students with backgrounds stemming from a multitude of disciplines.
These include but are by no means limited to: Computer Science and
Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering.
Feel free to browse our pages. If you have any questions or
comments, please email these to .
|27 July 2016: Dr. Schwesinger, I
Schwesinger on successfully defending his dissertation today.
|23 May 2016: Congratulations
|Congratulations to Jack Keller who
completed his Master's degree in Computer Science this Spring.
|22 May 2016: Lab Welcomes "Smart
Spaces" REU Students|
|REU researchers Jeff Bulick
(Lehigh), Y Nguyen (San Jose State), and Josh Wolper (Swarthmore
College) will be working in the VADER Laboratory this summer as part
of the NSF CISE Smart
Spaces REU Site.
|1 May 2016: NSF Grant for AGV-3D
|Our AGV-3D project to develop natural
feature-based localization for large-scale warehouse environments has
been funded by NSF. You can find more details in
|26 Feb 2016: Smart Wheelchair
Research Featured in AURO|
|Our research towards a
smart wheelchair ecosystem in urban environments is currently featured