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Most lab websites are notoriously outdated; but not this one!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

  • Dr. George Featured in Capital Campaign

    Dr. George Featured in Capital Campaign

    When the University of Utah launched a capital campaign in 2014, the initial goal seemed lofty—$2 billion to be raised over eight years. No one …
  • Abby Citterman Awarded O&P Scholarship

    Abby Citterman Awarded O&P Scholarship

    Abby Citterman was one of three students awarded the SPS Orthotics & Prosthetics Master's Scholarship! This prestigious scholarship recognizes future leaders in field of O&P. …
  • Three ECE Student Awards!

    Three ECE Student Awards!

    Congrats to Connor Olsen, Chandler Welch and Elaine Wong for winning awards tonight at the ECE Awards Banquet! Connor won "Outstanding TA", voted on by the …
  • Josh Gubler and Sam Lewis Receive UROP Fellowships for Summer 2023

    Josh Gubler and Sam Lewis Receive UROP Fellowships for Summer 2023

    Congratulations to Josh Gubler and Sam Lewis, who have been awarded UROP Fellowships for the Summer 2023 semester. The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) allows …


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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