Welcome to the Utah NeuroRobotics Lab Directed by Prof. Jacob A. George.

Our research seeks to augment biological neural networks with artificial neural networks and bionic devices to treat neurological disorders and to further our understanding of neural processing. Working at the intersection of artificial intelligence, robotics, and neuroscience, we are developing biologically-inspired artificial intelligence and brain-machine interfaces to restore and/or enhance human function.

Most lab websites are notoriously outdated; but not this one! We update our website weekly! Visit our news feed to see our latest highlights! For specific information about our ongoing research efforts, please visit our research page!

We are an interdisciplinary lab that is joint between the College of Engineering and the School of Medicine. We are affiliated with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, the Department of Biomedical Engineering, the Center for Neural Interfaces, and the Utah Robotics Center. We have with students from a variety of different disciplines: electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, computer science, rehabilitation science and neuroscience just to name a few! Our diversity breeds innovation, and to this end, we value and respect individuals from diverse backgrounds. We are an inclusive and supportive research group that is committed to promoting diversity and equality in STEM.

If you are interested in volunteering in a research study to test out our cutting-edge technology, please visit our volunteer opportunities page.

If you are a student interested in joining our group, please visit our pages for undergraduate opportunities, masters opportunities and PhD opportunities! Prospective students at the University of Utah are encouraged to take Dr. George's Neural Engineering and NeuroRobotics course at the University of Utah. The course is taught each Fall and is cross-listed as BME 6440, ECE 5960 and ECE 6960! Taking a course is not a prerequisite to work in the lab, but it does provide an excellent opportunity to learn more about our research.

Recent News

  • New Grant for Gesture Control of Smart Homes

    New Grant for Gesture Control of Smart Homes

    The Utah NeuroRobotics Lab was just awarded $200,000 to develop a wearable device capable of translating intended movements of the hand into control of smart-home …
  • Myoelectric Controls Symposium

    Myoelectric Controls Symposium

    The Utah NeuroRobotics Lab will be at the 2022 Myoelectric Controls Symposium! MEC is a triennial symposium of special interest to those who work in the …
  • Research Featured in National Geographic Cover Story

    Research Featured in National Geographic Cover Story

    Research from Dr. George, in collaboration with Dr. Clark, was recently featured in June Cover Story of National Geographic. The cover story, titled, "The Power …
  • Swenson Day

    Swenson Day

    Each year in Spring, the Department of PM&R holds the Annual James R. Swenson, MD, Scientific Symposium. The Symposium, referred to as "Swenson Day," is …


Director: Jacob A. George, Ph.D. (jake.george@utah.edu)

Office: Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital, 2125B

Lab: Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital, LL140

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