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 .
|26 Feb 2016: Smart Wheelchair
Research Featured in AURO|
|Our research towards a smart wheelchair ecosystem in urban environments is currently featured
|20 Oct 2015: USV Research Presented
|Jack Keller presented our development
work with the LORCA USV
at SSRR2015. You
can download the paper
|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