Welcome to the webpage of the CEAR Lab –
Civil, Environmental, and Agricultural Robotics Lab.
The research in the CEAR Lab focuses on dynamic locomotion, minimalism and autonomous systems in unstructured environments with applications such as search and rescue and agriculture.

Please see research page and video page for more information on ongoing projects.


Oct, 2016: A radio interview by Radio France International (in french) about agricultural robotics in the CEAR lab and in Israel in a piece about “Robots against employment?”.

Feb, 2016: In collaboration with FFRobotics, we demoed in front of Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, an apple harvesting robot on our unmanned Grizzly vehicle in the 2016 Microsoft Think Next DemoFest. We used the little Jackal robots to deliver the apples to attendees.

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October, 2015: Our paper “Momentum-Driven Single-Actuated Swimming Robot.”, Gilad Refael and Amir Degani, won the IEEE IROS JTCF Novel Technology Paper award. (Proc. of the 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Hamburg, Germany, 2015.)

September 2015: Our robots (and students) helped produce a clip for the Jewish New Year for the Technion. From our mobile manipulator (semi-autonomously picking a pomegranate) to the small Jackal’s bringing apples to the Technion’s president.