The Intelligent Robotics Lab (IRL) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is an initiative of the Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL). The lab is a shared research facility that is supported in part by participating departments and the College of Engineering. This innovative lab seeks to make breakthroughs in key aspects of Mobile Robotics. Researchers from around campus utilize the facility to develop the latest robotic systems that focus mainly on the challenges of Decision, Control and Autonomy.
The IRL facility provides a work area for students to build and assemble mobile robots and an arena for conducting tests with aerial and terrestrial robots. The arena is equipped with a motion capture system capable of millimeter accuracy. The system allows tracking and position feedback in an indoor facility where GPS is unavailable.