MIT d'Arbeloff Laboratory

MIT d'Arbeloff Laboratory


Science shouldn't be confined to the lab.

As a lab group, we strive to develop the technologies and hardware needed to enable humans and robots to work together. By taking inspiration from both biological designs and the practical challenges faced by modern industry, we work to solve socially and economically challenging problems.




Recent Research Projects


Robotic education for the workforce

Autonomous Excavation

Revolutionizing the construction industry

Extra Robotic Legs

Enhancing the capabilities of human workers

Mobile Extendable Robot Arm (MERA)

Robotic access to hard-to-reach areas and goals

MIT Growing Robot

Solving the last-foot problem

Supernumerary Robotic Limbs

Developing robotic limbs to enhance human mobility

Supernumerary Robotic Fingers

Improving the quality of life for individuals with limited grasps

Dexterous Cranes

Automation for Heavy Industries

Handle Assist Robot

Assistive robots for eldercare

We support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.