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 .
|3 Jul 2015: Robotics Programmming @
|Our group instructed a Robotics Programming
block at the Pennsylvania Governor's School for Engineering and
Technology (PGSET) at Lehigh. You can view some of the students'
|25 Jun 2015: Smart Wheelchair
Research Presented at FSR 2015|
presented our work on CoPilot
at FSR2015. You can find
|18 Jun 2015: USV Testing on the
|A joint project with Prof. Grenestedt
and the LU Composites Laboratory. Check out the highlights
|18 May 2015: Congratulations
|Congratulations to new lab alumni Armon
Shariati and Tyler Trephan. Armon completed his B.S. degree and will
be pursuing his PhD at the University of Pennsylvania. Tyler
completed his M.S. degree, and has taken a position at Lockheed
|5 Dec 2014: Matthew Kilgore wins
Outstanding Senior Project Award.|
Matthew Kilgore who won the Outstanding Senior Project Award in
Computer Science for "PyRo - The Python Robotics Framework." Matthew
was advised by Prof. Spletzer|
|16 Sep 2014: UAV Research Presented
at IROS 2014|
|Corey Montella presented his paper on
RL applied to dynamic soaring
at IROS2014. You can find the