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RoMeLa is a state-of-the-art robotics research facility for graduate and undergraduate research and education with an emphasis on studying robotics. It is located on the 3rd floor of UCLA Engineering IV building.


This laboratory has an office space area with desks and workstations, a conference area and modular furniture, an infrastructure for teleconference, and a kitchenette. It sports the iconic white wall with grids on 2 walls for recording and measuring the motion of robots. Modular lighting system with dimmers also exists for controlling the lighting condition for robot vision systems.

Mechanical Equipment

  • Tormach PCNC 1100 CNC Milling Machine

    • Used to fabricate smaller parts and to train new lab members on tool pathing and safety procedures.

  • Bridgeport GX480 3-axis CNC machine with 20 tool changer

  • Baileigh TY-1340GHE precision lathe

  • Baileigh BSV-16 15″ vertical band saw

  • Baileigh DP-1000G 16″ gear driven drill press

  • Universal Laser System: V-460 Laser Cutter

  • Formech Compac Midi Vacuum Forming Machine

Electronics Equipment

  • Agilent Technologies DSO7034B oscilloscope: 350MHz, 4 channels

  • Tektronix TDS2012 oscilloscope

  • Weller WHA3000P hot air rework station

  • Weller WX-1 digital soldering station

  • Smart reflow oven

Computer Equipment

  • x2 CAD/CAM workstation

    • Intel Core i7 5820K @ 3.30 GHz

    • 16GB RAM

    • Quadro K4200

  • x1 Simulation Workstation

    • Intel Core i7 4790K @ 4.0 GHz

    • 16GB RAM

    • GeForce GTX960

  • Western Digital MyCloud EX2 3TB (RAID0)

Tormach PCNC 1100 CNC Milling Machine

Housed in the Robotics and Mechanisms Laboratory, the PCNC 1100 Mill is capable of machining plastics, wood, aluminum, and steel at feed rates up to 65 IMP. Accessories include an 8” 4th Axis Table and a Deluxe Machine Stand which incorporates a coolant system. The table size is 34” x 9.5”, with a maximum working area of 18” x 9.5” x 16.25” (X,Y,Z). For more information see

Universal Laser System: V-460 Laser Cutter

  • 24″ x 18″ work area

  • Patented Cross-Platform Compatibility with all ULS aircooled

  • Quick Change Laser Cartridges™

  • RACER™ Motion Technology for fast job processing

  • Complete selection of productivity accessories

Formech Compac Midi Vacuum Forming Machine

Housed in the Robotics and Mechanisms Laboratory, the Formech Compac Midi Vacuum Forming Machine can produce 18”x18”plastic moldings with a maximum draw height of 8”. The following materials are used with this vacuum forming machine: Polystyrene, Polyethylene Terephthalate (PETG), Low Density and High Density Polyethylene, Polypropylene. Other plastics can be used, but with more difficulty. Additionally, the maximum material dimensions are 18”(Width) x 18” (Depth) x 0.25” (Thickness). For more information visit