Welcome to the homepage of the Mines Algorithmic Robotics Group (ARG). The Algorithmic Robotics Group is comprised of four laboratories in the Department of Computer Science, each investigating different research areas related to robotics, and each recruiting for multiple open positions. Mines' Algorithmic Robotics Group combines expertise in perception, cognition, planning, and networking for robotics, and provides students with access to a wide variety of robot platforms (including the Pepper, Nao, Husky, Jackal, Jaco, and Baxter robots, among others), a collaborative, interdisciplinary community of researchers, and access to unique robot application sites, including underground facilities and the Rocky Mountains.


Dynamic Automata Lab

Director: Prof. Neil T. Dantam
The Dynamic Automata Lab is recruiting students to conduct research in automated planning, motion control, and robot system software, with potential applications in robot manipulation, service robotics, and cyber-physical systems.

Pervasive Computing Systems (PeCS) Research Group

Director: Prof. Qi Han
The Pervasive Computing Systems Research Group is recruiting students to conduct research in ubiquitous collaborative robotics, swarm robotic systems, and collaborative autonomy, taking into account dynamic or challenging network conditions, with potential applications in search and rescue, space missions, and environmental monitoring.

Mines Interactive Robotics Research (MIRROR) Lab

Director: Prof. Tom Williams
The MIRRORLab is recruiting students to to conduct research in natural language and gesture based human-robot interaction, using techniques from artificial intelligence and augmented reality, with application to areas such as assistive robotics and search and rescue. Candidates interested in robot ethics are also strongly encouraged to apply.

Human-Centered Robotics Lab

Director: Prof. Hao Zhang
The Human-Centered Robotics Lab is recruiting students to conduct research in multisensory perception, robot adaptation, decision making, and augmented reality for information visualization in long-term autonomy and human-robot collaboration applications including autonomous driving, search and rescue, and robot-assisted reconnaissance.

Colorado School of Mines

Colorado School of Mines is Colorado's premiere engineering school and oldest public university. Mines boasts an extraordinary and rapidly growing robotics program, ranked among the top ten universities for robotics in the U.S. , by Business Insider and among the top fifteen by GradSchoolHub. Mines has been listed as one of the top 10 engineering colleges by USA Today, and is ranked by CSRankings in the top 25 US universities for Robotics research within the past five years.

Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Mines is located in Golden, Colorado, 15 miles west of Denver and 20 miles south of Boulder. Mines' idyllic location combines the natural beauty of Colorado---with its world class hiking, skiing, and famously sunny weather---and the vibrant urban cultures of Denver and Boulder---with their renowned art and music scenes and booming technology centers---which contribute to nearby Denver's 2016 #1 ranking as U.S. News and World Report's best place to live in America.

How to apply

If you are interested in any of the research areas listed above, please send the associated professor an email with your CV, transcripts and publications. More information is available at the Mines Grad Admission’s webpage. Official applications must be received by December 15, 2018 for priority funding consideration.