Humanoid Engineering & Intelligent Robotics (HEIR) Lab

Team MU-L8 Qualifies for RoboCup 2014 Brazil
March 19, 2014

Congrats to the HEIR Lab's Team MU-L8 for being the only U.S. team to qualify for the RoboCup 2014 Brazil TeenSize Humanoid Robot Soccer Championships to be held this July in João Pessoa, Brazil. Read more here.

HEIR Lab Presents Two Research Papers at Human-Robot Interaction 2014 in Bielefeld, Germany
March 3, 2014

The HEIR Lab presented two research papers at HRI 2014: " Towards a Social and Mobile Humanoid Robot Exercise Coach " and " SMILE: A Portable Humanoid Robot Emotion Interface ".

HEIR Lab Vision
July 30, 2013

The Vision of the Humanoid Engineering & Intelligent Robotics (HEIR) Lab is to have an ethical and affordable humanoid robot in every home to assist children and adults from all backgrounds with life tasks, healthy living, and learning in a socially intelligent manner. The HEIR Lab was founded in 2012 by Dr. Andrew B. Williams.

3D Printed MU-L8 Makes Cover of Milwaukee Magazine
October 24, 2013

Congrats to HEIR Lab students for MU-L8, our 3D printed teen-sized humanoid, being on cover of November 2013 issue of Milwaukee Magazine (see video here)! Dr. Williams made the list of 20 Most Creative Milwaukeens! See our publications page for how MU-L8 is learning to be creative.

Humanoid Robots: Social Innovation at Marquette University (video)
November 5, 2013

Marquette University launched a new video on the HEIR Lab's research. Click here to see how humanoid robots can help solve social problems in a sustainable way.

MU-L8 Presented at IEEE-RAS Humanoid Conference
October 15, 2013

The MU-L8 humanoid was presented at the 13th International IEEE-RAS Humanoids conference, 8th Workshop on Humanoid Soccer Robots in Atlanta, GA. The HEIR Lab presented their innovations in 3D printing and design architecture for a teen-sized humanoid robot.

HEIR Lab and ASU wins $500,000 NSF National Robotics Initiative Grant
September 1, 2014

Congrats to the HEIR Lab, Dr. Andrew B. Williams, Principal Investigator (PI) and and Co-PI, Dr. Kimberly Scott, Founder and Director of COMPUGIRLS, Arizona State University, on winning new National Science Foundation (NSF) National Robotics Initiative (NRI) grant. Read more here.

Dr. Andrew B. Williams presents at NSF National Robotics Initiative PI Meeting
November 19, 2014

Dr. Andrew B. Williams presented the Co-Robots for COMPUGIRLS: Culturally Responsive Robotics Education for Underrepresented Girls at the NSF National Robotics Initiative Principal Investigators meeting in Washington, D.C., in November 2014.

Contact Information

  • Contact Dr. Andrew B. Williams, Principal Investigator and Director of the HEIR Lab, and John P. Raynor Distinguished Chair at Marquette University, for more information.