The mission of the Locomotor Control Systems Laboratory is to develop high-performance control systems for robotic prostheses and orthoses to enable mobility and improve quality of life for persons with disabilities. We approach this needs-driven research from the perspective of dynamical systems and control theory, investigating and translating concepts from legged robotics into transformative solutions for physical rehabilitation. Located at the University of Michigan, the laboratory is a highly interdisciplinary environment dedicated to scientific innovation, clinical translation, and individual career development. Explore the lab.


  • 12/2023: We received a $3 million NIH R01 renewal on modeling and control of continuously-varying activities for agile powered prosthetic legs.
  • 10/2023: Shihao Cheng wins the 2023 IROS Best Student Paper Award.
  • 08/2023: Congrats to Dr. Emma Reznick and Dr. Nikhil Divekar for successfully defending their dissertations.
  • 04/2023: Congrats to Dr. Gray Thomas for accepting a tenure-track faculty position at Texas A&M University.
  • 01/2023: Prof. Gregg is the Program Chair of the 2023 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) in Detroit, MI.
  • 08/2022: Dr. Cara Welker joins the faculty of the University of Colorado Boulder.
  • 09/2021: We received a $1.7 million NIH R01 grant on the design and control of modular powered orthoses for broad patient populations.
  • 08/2021: Congratulations to Dr. Jianping Lin for successfully defending his dissertation.
  • 11/2020: Congratulations to Dr. Jonathan Horn and Dr. Mark Yeatman for successfully defending their dissertations.
  • 08/2020: Prof. Gregg, Prof. Rouse, and Prof. Rombokas receive a new NSF NRI grant on open-source control methods for robotic prosthetic legs.
  • 08/2020: Congratulations to Dr. Kyle Embry and Dr. Saurav Kumar for successfully defending their dissertations. Dr. Embry accepted a postdoc position at Shirley Ryan Ability Lab and Dr. Kumar accepted a postdoc at Carnegie Mellon University.
  • 07/2020: Our latest robotic leg design was published in the IEEE Transactions on Robotics and highlighted in this article.
  • 05/2020: Congratulations to Dr. Toby Elery, Dr. David Allen, and Dr. Hanqi Zhu for successfully defending their dissertations.
  • 12/2019: Congratulations to Dr. Ge Lv for accepting a tenure-track faculty position at Clemson University.
  • 08/2019: Prof. Gregg and the LocoLab have moved to the University of Michigan!