Lab Capabilities

Human-Machine Interaction Wing

The Human-Machine Interaction Wing is a 3000 square foot space that includes four single-subject testing rooms, one large group-test room, three dedicated development and test rooms that also allow single- and double-subject testing, a shared control room, a testing preparation lab, and a secure documents storage room. This facility enables a variety of human subjects testing scenarios that include neural imaging, psychophysiological assessment, computational social science, and pre-clinical evaluation of assistive and healthcare technologies. Each testing room has dedicated video and data streaming connectivity with the shared control room, which permits remote operator management of live testing scenarios and remote data collection.

Software Integration Lab

The ISC’s Software Integration Lab provides a variety of resources for the development and integration of hardware and software, specifically hardware-in-the-loop projects. The lab is a collaborative area that can host small software teams; and is designed to host combinations of desktops, laptops, and hardware; and space to bring hardware. This re-configurable space is designed to host combinations of desktops, laptops, and hardware and offers great flexibility for the teams working in the space. The powerful computing resources are ideal for projects involving modeling and simulation development with high performance processing and/or high-resolution visualization and autonomy software development and integration.

Innovation Lab

The Innovation Lab is a space of approximately 275 square meters located at the center of the ISC. This area anchors much of APL’s research in ground robotics, advanced manipulation, machine perception, autonomous systems, and novel control for unmanned ground vehicles and unmanned aerial systems. The collaborative space features benches, tools, power supplies, electronics equipment (e.g., oscilloscopes, multimeters), and a moveable, heavy-duty gantry crane.


This lab provides a climate-controlled environment with ESD capability for the assembly, testing, or repair of electronic systems. The lab features a full set of electronics tools and test equipment, with soldering stations and exhaust snorkels to remove soldering fumes.

UxV Gym

The UxV Gym is a 10,000 ft2 modular space that provides flexibility for testing of robots, autonomous systems and other technologies related to intelligent systems. Test capabilities include a motion capture system for 3D motion analysis and a mobility range for robot teams. The motion capture system includes VICON V5, T10, and T20 cameras mounted on a moveable structure to allow flexibility in viewing angles and distance. The mobility range includes walls, doors, and windows to enable testing of autonomous ground and air vehicles in complex obstacle fields. The UxV Gym also includes a 12m x 12m floor-to-ceiling netted area to support testing of small unmanned aerial systems along with a selection of commercially-available platforms for use.

Contact Us

Ashley Llorens

Experience Manager
Tricia Latham

Physical Address
7701 Montpelier Road
Laurel, MD 20723

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