Ames Laboratory

California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA



The 2,209 SF updated basement level of the Gates-Thomas Laboratory Building houses Professor Aaron Ames’ Advanced Mechanical Bipedal Experimental Robotics (AMBER) Lab. This lab is equipped for students to design, build, and test robots and prosthetics with the goal of achieving human-like bipedal robotic walking. The mission of the AMBER lab is to translate these walking capabilities to robotic assistive devices.

This renovation required upgraded mechanical and electrical systems and additional acoustical treatment in the ceilings. The lab includes two long treadmills a 144 SF rotary walking area for bipedal robots, and updated 
design stations.