The field of robotics has grown significantly in the last decade and continues to do so at an accelerating rate. Robots were, until very recently, in the hands of a few specialists, but are increasingly moving into the mainstream. Household robots, prosthetic limbs, robotic cars, assistive care robots, and search and rescue robots are all becoming a part of our lives. Robots for exploration, monitoring, maintenance, and advanced manufacturing are shaping our economy and society. Oregon State University Robotics is at the forefront of this exciting transformation.