About Us

The Robotics And Rehabilitation (RoAR) Lab is focused on developing innovative robots and methods to help humans relearn, restore, or improve functional movements. The lab is housed both in Engineering and Medical campuses of Columbia University. Led by Dr. Sunil Agrawal, the lab works actively with clinical faculty from Columbia University Medical Center and hospitals around New York city. Human studies have targeted elderly subjects and patients with stroke, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, and others.

Research Projects

Perturbation Training

Balance training is aimed at reducing falls risk. Elderly subjects and patients with movement disorders exhibit a high risk for falling compared to their young and healthy peers. Our group has developed novel paradigms where we apply different types of perturbations while subjects are standing or walking on a treadmill. These paradigms have been used to characterize and augment stability in different population groups, including elderly, Parkinson's, Cerebellar ataxia, and others.

    Recent Publication


    ROAR Lab attends the Mount Sinai Spinal Cord Injury Community Research Fair on June 3, 2019

    Mount Sinai SCI research group organized a Community Research Fair on Monday, June 3rd 2019 in the evening.  It was a great opportunity for our lab group members  to meet with people in our community who have spinal cord injury and talk to them about ongoing research and recruit participants for the studies.


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